- 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.
Origin of vacant
Examples from the Web for vacant
Set among the vacant houses of suburban New Mexico, the film offers a bleak perspective on the possibility of growth and renewal.
This is a tremendous find, not just because he discovered all these first veterans of our first war in a vacant lot.
They are often set in quasi-rural areas, with vast parking lots and vacant land surrounding them.
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|Jason Lynch|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More than 50 percent of the homes are vacant, and most of the stores shuttered long ago.
The kindness of some monks supplied him with his first workshop, which was the vacant cell of a monastery.
Some are dreaming; you see it in the vacant eye, the listless face, the expression that betrays hopeless intoxication.A Bit of Old China|Charles Warren Stoddard
That over, for the rest of the evening and till milking time in the morning the meadows will be vacant.The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies
There was a vacant chair by her side, and he was glad to occupy it.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
Perhaps the vacant place at the board day by day was an offence to the conservative eye of Mistress Susan.The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn|Evelyn Everett-Green
British Dictionary definitions for vacant
Word Origin for vacant
Word Origin and History for vacant
late 13c., from Old French vacant, from Latin vacantem (nominative vacans), present participle of vacare "to be empty" (see vain). Related: Vacantly.