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Vacancy meaning

vacancy - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. an empty area or space; " the huge desert voids"; " the emptiness of outer space"; " without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"
  2. 2. The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness.
  3. 3. That which is vacant.
  4. 4. Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.
  5. 5. An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences or thoughts.
  6. 6. Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation.
  7. 7. A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.
  8. 8. Emptiness; empty space; a void or gap; unoccupied situation; leisure.

vacancy - examples of usage

  1. Noise of man and animal below; above, here in the chamber of science, vacancy and silence. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. " I have decided not to look out for a vacancy in the shoeblack line," I said; " but to go on- up the hill. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. I had not waited long in London, before another vacancy occurred on board His Majesty's Transport Ship Lady Castlereagh, lying at Deptford, bound to the same Port. - "Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales", W. B. Cramp.
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