noun, plural va·can·cies.
Origin of vacancy
Related Words for vacancyjob, gap, void, vacuum, vacuousness, abstraction, room, space, lack, position, situation, vacuity, emptiness, opportunity, post, voidness
Examples from the Web for vacancy
Contemporary Examples of vacancy
Not that a vacancy or appointments elsewhere in Washington may matter.Kerry's Impromptu Meeting With Abbas
March 5, 2013
And if you want to see it get even worse, just wait until the president selects someone to fill the next Supreme Court vacancy.Washington’s Endless Civil War
January 11, 2013
But since the vacancy at the spy agency opened up, there are indications he may have had a change of heart.Who Is John Brennan, the Man Touted to Be the Next CIA Director?
November 22, 2012
Emanuel refused its call that a principal hire a laid-off teacher when three of them applied for a vacancy.Mayor Rahm Emanuel Reaches Flawed Deal to End Chicago Teachers Strike
September 19, 2012
That ratio represents an improvement from the nadir of the recession, when there were 5.5 job seekers for every vacancy.A Jobs Report With Not Enough Jobs
March 10, 2012
Historical Examples of vacancy
And—perhaps you'd better not say you are applying until we find out if there is a vacancy.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
We now up helm, and steered for a vacancy among the British vessels.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
It hasn't got no employment for its mind, and is always in a state of vacancy.
Another of the many shapes in which it started up about him, out of vacancy.
Then, as for knowing there was a vacancy, that also was money.A Woman Intervenes
noun plural -cies
c.1600, "state of being vacant," from Late Latin vacantia, from vacans (see vacant). Meaning "available room at a hotel" is recorded from 1953. Related: Vacancies.