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Webster

English Word:

vacancy


English Pronunciation:

va•can•cy


Noun:


⇨Plural Forms

Vacancies


⇨Etymology

Confer (French) vacance.


⇨Definition

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 High Wotton.

2. That which is vacant. Specifically: -- (a) Empty space; vacuity; vacuum. How is't with you, That you do bend your eye on vacancy (Shakespeare)

(b) 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. (c) 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. (Shakespeare) Those little vacancies from toil are sweet. Dryden.

(d) A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From vac(ant) +‎ -ancy.


Noun:

vacancy (plural vacancies) An unoccupied position or job. An available room in a hotel; guest house, etc. Empty space. 1993, James Michie, trans. Ovid, The Art of Love, Book II: Sky was set above earth, land ringed with sea, / Chaos retired to its own vacancy . Lack of intelligence or understanding. (physics) A defect in a crystal caused by the absence of an atom in a lattice


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