Vacancy

Definition of Vacancy

Va´can`cy
n.1.
1.The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness.
All dispositions to idleness or vacancy, even before they are habits, are dangerous.
- Sir H. Wotton.
2.That which is vacant.
3.Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.
How is't with you,
That you do bend your eye on vacancy?
- Shak.
4.An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences or thoughts.
5.Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation.
Time lost partly in too oft idle vacancies given both to schools and universities.
- Milton.
No interim, not a minute's vacancy.
- Shak.
Those little vacancies from toil are sweet.
- Dryden.
6.A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.

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absence, absence of mind, appointment, bareness, barrenness, berth, billet, blank, blank mind, blankmindedness, bleakness, breach, calm of mind, deficiency, deprivation, desertedness, desolateness, employment, emptiness of mind, empty-headedness, engagement, fallow mind, fatuity, foolishness, gap, gig, hiatus, inanition, inanity, incomprehension, incumbency, jejunity, job, lacuna, mental blankness, mental void, moonlighting, negation, negativeness, negativity, nihility, nirvana, nonbeing, nonentity, nonexistence, noninhabitance, nonoccupance, nonoccupancy, nonoccurrence, nonreality, nonresidence, nonsubsistence, not-being, nothingness, nullity, oblivion, office, opening, passivity, place, place open, position, post, quietism, second job, service, situation, slot, station, tabula rasa, tenure, thoughtfreeness, thoughtlessness, tranquillity, unactuality, unawareness, unintelligence, unreality, vacant post, vacuousness, vapidity, voidness
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