Definition of vacancy
1 : a vacant office, post, or tenancy
2a : a vacating of an office, post, or piece of propertyb : the time such office or property is vacant
3 : physical or mental inactivity or relaxation : idleness
4 : empty space : void; specifically : an unoccupied site for an atom or ion in a crystal
5 : the state of being vacant : vacuity
6 archaic : an interval of leisure
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.
Recent Examples of vacancy from the Web
Appointed by the Republican county committee to fill a vacancy for two sessions in the Kansas House, O’Hara has not won voter approval in seven previous attempts running for office.
Demand for office space is also on the rise as vacancy rates decline amid robust job growth, thanks in part to a growing tech industry.
But given the turmoil in the administration, erratic messaging, and unfilled administration vacancies, European officials aren't even sure what explains these types of snubs.
Senior Darrel Williams, the team's second leading returning rusher, will be departing as well, leaving a huge vacancy in the Tigers backfield.
Blechschmidt, with Vancouver Schools, also suggested the Legislature could consider stipends or salary premiums based on classroom-vacancy rates, teacher turnover and other school data.
In February 2015, the vacancy rate stood at 6.7 percent.
The first-quarter vacancy rate was 4.4 percent, down from 6.3 percent a year earlier and 6.9 percent at the start of 2015.
The state’s vacancy rate was 5.1%, compared with 5.5% in the fourth quarter and 6.5% in the...
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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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