unoccupied

adjective
un·​oc·​cu·​pied | \ ˌən-ˈä-kyə-ˌpīd How to pronounce unoccupied (audio) \

Definition of unoccupied

: not occupied: such as
a : not busy : unemployed
b : not lived in : empty

Examples of unoccupied in a Sentence

About half of the seats were unoccupied when the concert started. A third of the beds at the hospital were unoccupied.

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Firstly, Japan's population is aging rapidly leading to homes being left unoccupied when owners die or move to retirement or nursing homes. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "The Free Homes Being Given Away In Japan Actually Have Some Scary History," 6 Dec. 2018 Hundreds of other parking spaces are unoccupied in the extended complex. Bob Greene, WSJ, "A Senseless Act of Courtesy," 19 Oct. 2018 Officers were called Friday morning to investigate a car left unoccupied in a busy road with music playing loudly. Alex Derosier, The Seattle Times, "DA: No charges for police videotaped subduing man with baton," 20 Aug. 2018 Officers were called Friday morning to investigate a car left unoccupied in a busy road with music playing loudly. Alex Derosier And Jonathan Drew, Fox News, "DA: No charges for police videotaped subduing man with baton," 20 Aug. 2018 NuvaRing uses estrogen and progestin to keep your uterus unoccupied. Korin Miller, SELF, "14 Things You Should Know Before Using the Vaginal Ring," 2 Aug. 2018 The vehicle was found unoccupied at 7:15 a.m. the following day. Lisa M. Bolton, Washington Post, "Crime reports for Anne Arundel and Howard counties and for Annapolis," 13 June 2018 Mccan recommends keeping the temperature of an unoccupied house above at least 60 degrees, as pipes freezing often occurs when people go on vacation and turn off the heat in the house. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing In This Ridiculously Cold Weather," 24 Jan. 2019 All of them are vertical faces, most of which have the time's hour displayed above the minutes, with rogue pieces of data like heart rate, step count, or the date living in the unoccupied spaces on the display. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data," 27 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of unoccupied

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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unoccupied

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unoccupied

: not being used, filled up, or lived in

unoccupied

adjective
un·​oc·​cu·​pied | \ ˌən-ˈä-kyə-ˌpīd How to pronounce unoccupied (audio) \

Kids Definition of unoccupied

1 : not being used, filled up, or lived in : empty an unoccupied seat
2 : not busy I'll help you as soon as I'm unoccupied.

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