from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cease to occupy or hold; give up.
- transitive v. To empty of occupants or incumbents.
- transitive v. Law To make void or annul; countermand: vacate a death sentence.
- intransitive v. To leave a job, office, or lodging.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move out of a dwelling, either by choice or by eviction.
- v. To leave an office or position.
- v. To have a court judgement set aside; to annul.
- v. To leave an area, usually as a result of orders from public authorities in the event of a riot or natural disaster.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying
- transitive v. To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no authority or validity
- transitive v. To defeat; to put an end to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make vacant; cause to be empty; quit the occupancy or possession of; leave empty or unoccupied: as, James II. vacated the throne.
- To annul; make void; make of no authority or validity.
- To defeat the purpose of; make void of meaning; make useless.
- To quit; leave.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cancel officially
- v. leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
- v. leave behind empty; move out of
Latin vacāre, vacāt-, to be empty.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vacātus, perfect participle of vacō. (Wiktionary)