Definition of vacancy
1 archaic : an interval of leisure
2 : physical or mental inactivity or relaxation : idleness
4 : a vacant office, post, or tenancy
5 : empty space : void; specifically : an unoccupied site for an atom or ion in a crystal
6 : the state of being vacant : vacuity
Examples of vacancy in a sentence
School administrators are trying to fill vacancies before the beginning of the school year.
There were no vacancies at the hotel.
First Known Use of vacancy
VACANCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vacancy for English Language Learners
: a job or position that is available to be taken
: a room in a hotel, motel, etc., that is available for use
VACANCY Defined for Kids
Definition of vacancy for Students
1 : something (as an office or hotel room) that is vacant
2 : empty space
3 : the state of being vacant
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