Translation of vacant in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈveɪkənt/


  • 1 1.1 [building/premises] desocupado, vacío vacant possession libre de inquilinos vacant lot terreno (m) sin construir, terreno (m) baldío (AmL) 1.2 [post] vacante situations vacant ofertas de trabajo
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    • They also demanded that the government fill all vacant positions and issue employees with at least four sets of uniforms.
    • For a fraction of the cost of newspaper ads, companies can fill their vacant positions within days.
    • A $15 million deficit this year resulted in a freeze on filling vacant positions and buying office and classroom supplies.
    1.3 [room] disponible, libre; [seat/space] libre vacant libre
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    • The site was previously occupied by a vacant detached bungalow.
    • There was one vacant place in the disabled parking area.
    • There were no vehicles around; the place was vacant except for a forklift and some stacked wooden crates.
  • 2 (blank) [look/expression] ausente, distraído
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    • He stared back with a vacant expression and his mouth slightly ajar.
    • As our flashlights shone across his face, he looked up with a lifeless, vacant expression.
    • His vacant eyes lifted to stare out into the distance.

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