vacancy

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noun va·can·cy \ˈvā-kən(t)-sē\

Definition of vacancy

plural

vacancies

  1. 1 archaic :  an interval of leisure

  2. 2 :  physical or mental inactivity or relaxation :  idleness

  3. 3a :  a vacating of an office, post, or piece of propertyb :  the time such office or property is vacant

  4. 4 :  a vacant office, post, or tenancy

  5. 5 :  empty space :  void; specifically :  an unoccupied site for an atom or ion in a crystal

  6. 6 :  the state of being vacant :  vacuity

Examples of vacancy in a sentence

  1. School administrators are trying to fill vacancies before the beginning of the school year.

  2. There were no vacancies at the hotel.

Origin and Etymology of vacancy

vac(ant) + -ancy, in part after Medieval Latin vacantia


First Known Use: 1598


VACANCY Defined for English Language Learners

vacancy

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noun va·can·cy \ˈvā-kən(t)-sē\

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

vacancy

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noun va·can·cy \ˈvā-kən-sē\

Definition of vacancy for Students

plural

vacancies

  1. 1 :  something (as an office or hotel room) that is vacant

  2. 2 :  empty space

  3. 3 :  the state of being vacant



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