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Meaning of “vacant” in the English Dictionary

"vacant" in British English

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vacantadjective

uk   us   /ˈveɪ.kənt/
  • vacant adjective (EMPTY)

B2 not ​filled or ​occupied; ​available to be used: The ​hospital has no vacant ​beds.
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B2 A vacant ​job is one that no one is doing and is ​thereforeavailable for someone new to do: The ​position fell (= ​became) vacant when Rodman was ​promoted.
(Definition of vacant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vacant" in American English

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vacantadjective

 us   /ˈveɪ·kənt/
  • vacant adjective (EMPTY)

[not gradable] (of a ​place) not being ​lived in or used, or (of a ​job or ​office) ​available for someone to do: We have three vacant ​apartments in ​ourbuilding.
  • vacant adjective (NOT AWARE)

not ​showing much ​awareness or ​interest in the ​world around you: There was a ​sad, vacant ​look in his ​eyes.
(Definition of vacant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vacant" in Business English

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vacantadjective

uk   us   /ˈveɪkənt/
HR, WORKPLACE if a ​job is vacant, someone ​needs to be ​employed to do it: The ​position had been vacant for more than a ​year.become/be left/fall vacant Neither ​post looks likely to ​fall vacant within the next few months. a vacant ​job/​position/​post
situations vacant HR the ​name of the ​part of a ​newspaper, ​website, etc. where ​jobs are ​advertised: He ​replied to an ​advert in the ​situations vacant ​column of the ​localpaper.
PROPERTY empty and ​available to be used, ​rented, or ​bought: Property ​developers have been ​left with many vacant ​apartments since the ​downturn in the ​housingmarket. be/become/remain vacant

vacantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈveɪkənt/ US
PROPERTY a ​building that is empty and ​available to ​buy or ​rent: Baltimore has announced ​plans for ​reducing the ​number of vacants in the city.
(Definition of vacant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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