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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vacant  \Va"cant\,  a.  [F.,  fr  L.  vacans,  -antis,  p.  pr  of 
  vacare  to  be  empty,  to  be  free  or  unoccupied,  to  have 
  leisure,  also  vocare  akin  to  vacuus  empty,  and  probably  to 
  E.  void.  Cf  {Evacuate},  {Void},  a.] 
  1.  Deprived  of  contents;  not  filled;  empty;  as  a  vacant 
  Stuffs  out  his  vacant  garments  with  his  form 
  Being  of  those  virtues  vacant.  --Shak. 
  There  is  no  fireside,  howsoe'er  defended,  But  has 
  one  vacant  chair.  --Longfellow. 
  2.  Unengaged  with  business  or  care  unemployed;  unoccupied; 
  disengaged;  free  as  vacant  hours. 
  Religion  is  the  interest  of  all  but  philosophy  of 
  those  .  .  .  at  leisure,  and  vacant  from  the  affairs 
  of  the  world.  --Dr.  H.  More 
  There  was  not  a  minute  of  the  day  which  he  left 
  vacant.  --Bp.  Fell. 
  3.  Not  filled  or  occupied  by  an  incumbent,  possessor,  or 
  officer;  as  a  vacant  throne;  a  vacant  parish. 
  Special  dignities  which  vacant  lie  For  thy  best  use 
  and  wearing.  --Shak. 
  4.  Empty  of  thought;  thoughtless;  not  occupied  with  study  or 
  reflection;  as  a  vacant  mind. 
  The  duke  had  a  pleasant  and  vacant  face.  --Sir  H. 
  When  on  my  couch  I  lie  In  vacant  or  in  pensive  mood. 
  5.  (Law)  Abandoned;  having  no  heir,  possessor,  claimant,  or 
  occupier;  as  a  vacant  estate.  --Bouvier. 
  {Vacant  succession}  (Law),  one  that  is  claimed  by  no  person, 
  or  where  all  the  heirs  are  unknown,  or  where  all  the  known 
  heirs  to  it  have  renounced  it  --Burrill. 
  Syn:  Empty;  void;  devoid;  free  unemployed;  disengaged; 
  unincumbered;  uncrowded;  idle. 
  Usage:  {Vacant},  {Empty}.  A  thing  is  empty  when  there  is 
  nothing  in  it  as  an  empty  room  or  an  empty  noddle. 
  Vacant  adds  the  idea  of  having  been  previously  filled, 
  or  intended  to  be  filled  or  occupied;  as  a  vacant 
  seat  at  table;  a  vacant  office;  vacant  hours.  When  we 
  speak  of  a  vacant  look  or  a  vacant  mind,  we  imply  the 
  absence  of  the  intelligence  naturally  to  be  expected 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  void  of  thought  or  knowledge;  "a  vacant  mind" 
  2:  without  an  occupant  or  incumbent;  "the  throne  is  never 

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