- vacant va‧cant [ˈveɪkənt] adjective1. PROPERTY property that is vacant is not being used and may be available to rent or buy:
• The committee recommended that factories should be sited on vacant land in small towns rather than in villages or the open countryside.
• The number of vacant properties for all housing applicants has fallen during the same period.2. HUMAN RESOURCES vacant jobs or positions in a company are available for someone to start doing:
• She turned down two job offers before accepting the vacant post of deputy administrator.
• Nine seats have been left vacant by recent board resignations.3. situations vacant the part of a newspaper in which jobs are advertised
* * *Ⅰ.vacant UK US /ˈveɪkənt/ adjective► HR, WORKPLACE if a job is vacant, someone needs to be employed to do it: »
The position had been vacant for more than a year.become/be left/fall vacant »
Neither post looks likely to fall vacant within the next few months.»
a vacant job/position/post● situations vacant — Cf. situations vacant► PROPERTY empty and available to be used, rented, or bought: »
Property developers have been left with many vacant apartments since the downturn in the housing market.»
be/become/remain vacantⅡ.vacant UK US /ˈveɪkənt/ noun [C] US► PROPERTY a building that is empty and available to buy or rent: »
Baltimore has announced plans for reducing the number of vacants in the city.
Financial and business terms. 2012.