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
Lawson is one of the candidates to fill the vacancy, but his role as a rookie remains to be determined.
Four candidates applied to fill the vacancy of state Rep. Emily McAsey, who resigned her seat in the state's 85th legislative district, according to a top Will County Democratic Party official.
District 203 Superintendent Dan Bridges said the board will interview candidates on June 26 and 28 with the goal of filling the vacancy by the July 17 board meeting.
Lawmakers want more information about efforts to fill the remaining vacancy, said Frederick Hill, a spokesman for Senator John Thune, the South Dakota Republican who is chairman of the Commerce Committee.
The May survey, conducted by volunteers and interns, was designed to give the city better data on commercial vacancies.
The 33-member Senate, with one vacancy, estimates a $28,000 a week cost to taxpayers.
For example, in most cases, the boards can’t legally meet unless members for a majority of positions — regardless of vacancies — are present, the report said.
Miami lost running back Lamar Miller to the Houston Texans in free agency after the 2015 season, creating the vacancy that Ajayi filled at a Pro Bowl-level last year.
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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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