vacant - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    a place that is vacant is available, because no one else is using it

    The room on the first floor is vacant.

    This house has been vacant since early spring.

    a vacant seat/chair/table:

    The only vacant seats are on the balcony.

  2. 2
    if a job is vacant, someone is needed to do it

    The position has been vacant for several months now.

    an election to fill 15 vacant seats in the National Assembly

  3. 3
    looking as if you do not understand or are not paying attention
    a vacant expression/look/smile etc:

    A vacant expression settled on his face.

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