noun, plural va·can·cies.
Examples from the Web for vacancy
Not that a vacancy or appointments elsewhere in Washington may matter.
And if you want to see it get even worse, just wait until the president selects someone to fill the next Supreme Court vacancy.
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?|Daniel Klaidman|November 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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|James Warren|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That ratio represents an improvement from the nadir of the recession, when there were 5.5 job seekers for every vacancy.
Unfortunately her first appearance in London had to be postponed for a year owing to the fact of there being no vacancy.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
Mr. Brewer afterwards received his Majesty's commission appointing him to the vacancy.
Then followed a long vacancy, highly prejudicial to the progress of the church, but a vacancy that European affairs caused.
The boy, on the other screen, slumped back in his chair, his face relaxing into its customary expression of vacancy.Last Enemy|Henry Beam Piper
Nothing could induce the bishop to fill up the vacancy at Hiram's Hospital caused by Mr. Harding's retirement.The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
British Dictionary definitions for vacancy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin and History for vacancy
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.