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Definition of "vacant" []

  • Containing nothing; empty. (adjective)
  • Without an incumbent or occupant; unfilled: a vacant position. (adjective)
  • Not occupied or put to use: a vacant lot. (adjective)
  • Law Not claimed by an heir: a vacant estate. (adjective)
  • Lacking intelligence or knowledge: a vacant mind. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vacant" in a sentence
  • ""With the title vacant, a good win puts me right in line for a shot at the belt," said De Laronde."
  • "It is my decision that to be fair to the last two reigning champions of record, Hogan and Andre, and to furthermore be fair with the number-one contenders who would have faced either Andre or Hogan as champion, I now declare the title vacant."
  • "Glancing up from my notes at the old man—his expression vacant, his head trembling slightly—it was impossible to imagine him involved in such an action."