Meaning of “vacancy” in the English Dictionary

"vacancy" in British English

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vacancynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈveɪ.kə us /ˈveɪ.kə

C1 a space or place that is available to be used:

We wanted to book a hotel room in July but there were no vacancies.
The dentist can't see you today but she has a vacancy tomorrow morning.
There are still some vacancies for students in science and engineering, but the vacancies in humanities have been filled.

C1 a job that no one is doing and is therefore available for someone new to do:

There is a vacancy for a shop assistant on Saturdays.

(Definition of “vacancy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vacancy" in American English

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vacancynoun [ C ]

us /ˈveɪ·kən·si/

a place or position that is available:

The motel was full – we saw the "No Vacancy" sign.
These companies have a lot of vacancies (= jobs) to fill, and they pay well.

(Definition of “vacancy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vacancy" in Business English

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vacancynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈveɪkənsi/ us plural vacancies

HR, WORKPLACE a job that is available in an organization and that people can apply for:

We currently have a vacancy for a sales representative.
job/staff vacancies Job vacancies in London's investment banking industry continue to rise.
advertise/create/fill a vacancy The Board has the sole authority to fill vacancies on the Committee.
a vacancy arises/exists/occurs We will contact you should a vacancy occur.

COMMERCE a hotel room, office, etc. that is available for rent:

The hotel has no vacancies.

(Definition of “vacancy” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)