Definition of vacancy :
1. A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.
2. 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.
3. Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.
4. That which is vacant.
5. The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness.
6. Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation.
absence (part of speech: noun)
thoughtlessness (part of speech: noun)
unsubstantiality (part of speech: noun)
nonexistence (part of speech: noun)
- Panting for breath, Barbara gazed a long time into vacancy. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- In a few seconds a considerable vacancy was burnt before me, which I traversed with the speed of a man that flies from instant death. - "The History of Sandford and Merton", Thomas Day.
- Gelimer gazed silently into vacancy. - "The Scarlet Banner", Felix Dahn.