Definition of


  1. (noun, shape) an empty area or space
    the emptiness of outer space
    without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum
  2. (noun, state) being unoccupied

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Vacancy

emptiness, vacuum, void

Alternate forms of Vacancy

Derivations: vacant

Hypernyms: emptiness, space

Origin of the word Vacancy

  1. c.1600, "state of being vacant," from L.L. vacantia, from vacans (see vacant). Meaning "available room at a hotel" is recorded from 1953. Related: Vacancies. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment

Musculus Rhomboideus Major

rhomboid muscle that draws the scapula toward the spinal column