vacant

[ vey-kuh nt ]
/ ˈveɪ kənt /

adjective

Origin of vacant

1250–1300; Middle English < Latin vacant- (stem of vacāns, present participle of vacāre to be empty); see -ant

SYNONYMS FOR vacant

1, 2 See empty.
5 blank, vacuous, inane.

Related forms

Can be confused

vacant vacuous vapid
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British Dictionary definitions for vacant

vacant

/ (ˈveɪkənt) /

adjective

Derived Forms

vacantly, adverbvacantness, noun

Word Origin for vacant

C13: from Latin vacāre to be empty
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