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Definition of Vacant


  1. Deprived of contents; not filled; empty; as, a vacant room.
  2. Unengaged with business or care; unemployed; unoccupied; disengaged; free; as, vacant hours.
  3. Not filled or occupied by an incumbent, possessor, or officer; as, a vacant throne; a vacant parish.
  4. Empty of thought; thoughtless; not occupied with study or reflection; as, a vacant mind.
  5. Abandoned; having no heir, possessor, claimant, or occupier; as, a vacant estate.

Vacant Quotations

Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
Louis XIV

The land created me. I'm wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I'm more at home in the vacant lots.
Bob Dylan

If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.
George Bernard Shaw

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
William Cowper

Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate.
Louis XIV
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Vacant Translations

vacant in Afrikaans is vakant
vacant in Dutch is leeg, vrij, open, onbezet
vacant in French is vacant
vacant in German is leerstehend, unbesetzt, leerstehende, leer
vacant in Italian is vacante
vacant in Norwegian is vakant, ledig
vacant in Portuguese is vago
vacant in Swedish is obesatt, ledig, tom
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