from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Containing nothing; empty.
- adj. Without an incumbent or occupant; unfilled: a vacant position.
- adj. Not occupied or put to use: a vacant lot.
- adj. Law Not claimed by an heir: a vacant estate.
- adj. Lacking intelligence or knowledge: a vacant mind.
- adj. Lacking expression; blank: a vacant stare.
- adj. Not filled with any activity: vacant hours. See Synonyms at empty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not occupied; empty.
- adj. Showing no intelligence or interest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Deprived of contents; not filled; empty.
- adj. Unengaged with business or care; unemployed; unoccupied; disengaged; free.
- adj. Not filled or occupied by an incumbent, possessor, or officer; unoccupied.
- adj. Empty of thought; thoughtless; not occupied with study or reflection.
- adj. Abandoned; having no heir, possessor, claimant, or occupier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no contents; empty; unfilled; void; devoid; destitute: as, a vacant space; a vacant room.
- Not occupied or filled with an incumbent or tenant; unoccupied.
- Not engaged or filled with business or care; unemployed; unoccupied; free; disengaged; idle: as, vacant hours.
- Characterized by or proceeding from idleness or absence of mental occupation.
- Free from thought; not given to thinking, study, reflection, or the like; thoughtless.
- Lacking, or appearing to lack, intelligence; stupid; inane.
- In law: Not filled; unoccupied: as, a vacant office
- Empty: as, a vacant house. In the law of fire-insurance a house may be unoccupied, and yet not be deemed vacant.
- Abandoned; having no heir: as, vacant effects or goods.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. void of thought or knowledge
- adj. without an occupant or incumbent
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vacāns, vacant-, present participle of vacāre, to be empty.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)