from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition of being vacant or unoccupied.
- n. An empty or unoccupied space.
- n. A position, office, or place of accommodation that is unfilled or unoccupied.
- n. Emptiness of mind; inanity.
- n. A crystal defect caused by the absence of an atom, ion, or molecule in a crystal lattice.
- n. Archaic A period of leisure; idleness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An unoccupied position or job.
- n. An available room in a hotel; guest house, etc.
- n. Empty space.
- n. Lack of intelligence or understanding.
- n. A defect in a crystal caused by the absence of an atom in a lattice
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness.
- n. That which is vacant.
- n. Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.
- n. An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap.
- n. Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation.
- n. A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being vacant, empty, or unoccupied.
- n. Specifically, emptiness of mind; idleness; listlessness.
- n. That which is vacant or unoccupied.
- n. An intermediate space; a gap; a chasm.
- n. An interval of time not devoted to the ordinary duties or business of life; unoccupied, unemployed, or leisure time; holiday time; vacation; relaxation.
- n. An unoccupied or unfilled post, position, or office: as, a vacancy in the judicial bench.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. being unoccupied
- n. an empty area or space
From vac(ant) + -ancy. (Wiktionary)