- having no tenant and devoid of furniture, fixtures, etc. (distinguished from unoccupied): a vacant house.
- idle or unutilized; open to any claimant, as land.
- without an incumbent; having no heir or claimant; abandoned: a vacant estate.
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Contemporary Examples of vacant
Set among the vacant houses of suburban New Mexico, the film offers a bleak perspective on the possibility of growth and renewal.After The Fall: Introducing The Anti-Villain
December 21, 2014
This is a tremendous find, not just because he discovered all these first veterans of our first war in a vacant lot.The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark
November 14, 2014
They are often set in quasi-rural areas, with vast parking lots and vacant land surrounding them.Charging Up
The Daily Beast
October 28, 2014
There he unlocked a door and pointed dramatically to a vacant bed, looking beautifully white, wide and deep.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
It takes a lot of hard work to appear that vacant, but Pedrad had been perfecting Kim since long before she landed on SNL.SNL’s Kim Kardashian Konundrum: Why Nasim Pedrad’s Exit Hurts So Much
September 26, 2014
Historical Examples of vacant
He turned and faced Percival, looking from him to his sandwich with vacant eyes.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The feeling then was reciprocal, and he was proposed for the vacant seat.
Mr. Gladstone was invited to the vacant place, but declined.
Novels are taken up to amuse the vacant hour—in this consists their use.
A man cutting brush in a vacant lot leaned on his axe to look after us.The Bacillus of Beauty
Word Origin for vacant
late 13c., from Old French vacant, from Latin vacantem (nominative vacans), present participle of vacare "to be empty" (see vain). Related: Vacantly.