vacant

[ vey-kuh nt ]
/ ˈveɪ kənt /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. vaal,
  2. vaasa,
  3. vac,
  4. vaca, cabeza de,
  5. vacancy,
  6. vacant possession,
  7. vacantly,
  8. vacate,
  9. vacation,
  10. vacation bible school

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 confusedvacant vacuous vapid

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British Dictionary definitions for vacant

vacant

/ (ˈveɪkənt) /

adjective

Derived Formsvacantly, adverbvacantness, noun

Word Origin for vacant

C13: from Latin vacāre to be empty

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Word Origin and History for vacant

vacant

adj.

late 13c., from Old French vacant, from Latin vacantem (nominative vacans), present participle of vacare "to be empty" (see vain). Related: Vacantly.

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