Pronunciation: (vā'kunt), [key]
1. having no contents; empty; void: a vacant niche.
2. having no occupant; unoccupied: no vacant seats on this train.
3. not in use: a vacant room.
4. devoid of thought or reflection: a vacant mind.
5. characterized by, showing, or proceeding from lack of thought or intelligence: a vacant answer; a vacant expression on a face.
6. not occupied by an incumbent, official, or the like, as a benefice or office.
7. free from work, business, activity, etc.: vacant hours.
8. characterized by or proceeding from absence of occupation: a vacant life.
9. devoid or destitute (often fol. by of): He was vacant of human sympathy.
10. Law.
a. having no tenant and devoid of furniture, fixtures, etc. (distinguished from unoccupied): a vacant house.
b. idle or unutilized; open to any claimant, as land.
c. without an incumbent; having no heir or claimant; abandoned: a vacant estate.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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