noun (plural vacancies)
- 1An unoccupied position or job: a vacancy for a shorthand typistMore example sentences
- The Pre-School Playgroup has a temporary vacancy for a Playgroup Assistant.
- As part of the development of our Psychology Service, vacancies have arisen for assistant psychologists.
- I recently posted an advertisement for a vacancy and want to avoid discriminating against minority groups.
- 1.1An available room in a hotel or other establishment providing accommodation: vacancies in local authority homesMore example sentences
unoccupied room, room; (vacancies) accommodation available
- There are many holiday accommodation vacancies.
- After a minor argument, we pulled up in front of an older hotel with vacancies and checked in.
- Across the road, the Craigdarroch Arms Hotel has vacancies, as do various guest houses.
- 2 [mass noun] Empty space: Cathy stared into vacancy, seeing nothingMore example sentences
- He was sitting towards the back of the vehicle, staring with a fixed expression into vacancy.
- Primitive peoples have more time than we for contemplation, and we err in thinking that when an Aborigine is sitting, apparently idle, looking into vacancy, his mind is necessarily blank.
- There's something about winter and snow that eliminates sound, and in that immense and roofless vacancy you sense another presence, something that doesn't move.
- 3 [mass noun] Lack of intelligence or understanding: vacancy, vanity, and inane deceptionMore example sentences
- The secretary specialises in vacancy and nail buffing.
- It is a deft balancing act, measuring blank vacancy with an equally manic intensity.
- His frequent absence of mind gave him an air of vacancy and even of stupidity.