- 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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But Elizabeth was still staring before her vacantly, absorbed in her own thoughts.The Ordeal of Elizabeth|Elizabeth Von Arnim
The widow sank down on a great chair near it, and sat a while vacantly looking at the fragments of the broken cup.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
Goldberger passed the photographs to the foreman of the jury, who looked at them vacantly.The Gloved Hand|Burton E. Stevenson
"I didna get that story finished," said Mrs. Gourlay vacantly, staring at the fire open-mouthed, her mutch-strings dangling.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
"I don't know," replied Richard, vacantly, as though the whole matter was as much a mystery to him as to the others.In School and Out|Oliver Optic