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vacant

[ vey-kuhnt ]
/ ˈveɪ kənt /
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adjective
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Origin of vacant

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English, Old French, from Latin vacant- (stem of vacāns, present participle of vacāre “to be empty”); see -ant

synonym study for vacant

1, 2. See empty.

OTHER WORDS FROM vacant

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH vacant

vacant , vacuous
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How to use vacant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for vacant

vacant
/ (ˈveɪkənt) /

adjective

Derived forms of vacant

vacantly, adverbvacantness, noun

Word Origin for vacant

C13: from Latin vacāre to be empty
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