y vacancy, n. 1. emptiness, void, vacuum, vacuity, vacuousness; gap, hiatus, aperture, interstice; opening, space, breach; foramen, orifice, mouth; fissure, chink, cleft, crack, crevice, cranny; hollow, cavity, hole, pore; chasm, crater.
2. (all used in reference to availability) opportunity, chance; position, office, job, slot; apartment, flat, room, quarters, rental.
3. vacuity, inanity, blankness, fatuity. See vacuity (def 4). vacant, adj. 1. empty, void, without contents, unfilled, hollow, depleted, exhausted, Scot. and North Eng. toom; devoid of, destitute of, without, out of, short of, lacking, wanting, bereft of.
2. unoccupied, untenanted, tenantless, uninhabited, unfurnished, bare; abandoned, deserted, unclaimed, available, Inf. up for grabs.
3. unused, unutilized, not in use, disengaged; idle, leisure, free, spare, extra.
4. unemployed, loafing, indolent, lazy, shiftless, do-nothing, faineant; undirected, purposeless, meaningless, unfulfilled.
5. blank, expressionless, inexpressive, deadpan, poker-faced, stupid; vacuous, inane, fatuous, foolish, silly; thoughtless, unthinking, unreflecting, unreasoning, brainless; dull, dense, unintelligent. vacate, v. 1. make empty or vacant, leave unoccupied, evacuate; abandon, surrender, desert, quit, depart from.
2. abdicate, resign, renounce, give up claim or right to, lay down, retire from, Chiefly Scot. demit; relinquish, let go, deliver up, hand over, turn over, cede, transfer, give way to.
3. repudiate, Law. disaffirm; nullify, annul, declare null and void, void, invalidate, cancel; abrogate, rescind, recall, revoke; quash, set aside, overrule, veto, override, overturn, reverse, countermand; set at naught, dissolve, abolish, dismiss.
4. Informal, depart, leave, go away, be off, SI. split, SI. cut out, Brit. SI. bugger off. vacation, n. 1. recess, holiday, time off, pause, rest, break, Inf breather, respite; furlough, leave, rest and recuperation, R & R; freedom, release, suspension; interruption, discontinuation, interim, interval, intermission.
2. trip, excursion, jaunt, cruise, voyage, hike, backpack; estivation.
-v. 3. travel, sightsee, motor, explore, visit, spend the summer, estivate, Chiefly Brit, holiday, vacationer, n. vacationist, holidayer; traveler, voyager, excursionist, Brit. Inf. tripper, tourist, sightseer;