(Latin: a suffix; a person who, the thing which; people who, things which)
2. To hold as a tenant; to occupy.
2. Someone who is extremely militant.
2. Having no occupant or tenant; unoccupied: "There were several vacant seats on the train."
"By the end of the game, the stadium was almost vacant."
"William, do you know of a vacant apartment in this neighborhood?"3. Devoid of thought or reflection: "Henry had a vacant mind after he heard the politician ranting and raving."
4. Characterized by, showing, or proceeding from lack of thought or intelligence: "Fay has a vacant expression on her face."
"People gave vacant stares at the guys who were arguing with each other on the side of the street."5. Not occupied by an incumbent, official, or the like.
6. Free from work, business, activity, etc.: "Jack and Jane have a few vacant hours before the next project is started."
"Since retiring, Marie's father has had a lot of vacant time on his hands."7. Devoid or destitute (often followed by of): "Hank was vacant of human sympathy for the beggar."
8. Having no tenant and devoid of furniture, fixtures, etc.: "It was a vacant house."
"William, do you know of a vacant apartment in this neighborhood?"
2. Characterized by or performed with valor.
2. Green in color.
3. Lacking experience or sophistication (inexperienced or unsophisticated); such as, a verdant youth.
4. Noun form, verdancy; adverb form, verdantly.
2. Being careful and noticing problems or signs of unacceptable behavior: The vigilant employees of the store were always watching for customers who might commit thievery.
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2. Someone who sees someone or something.
3. A supernatural being; a ghost or specter that is seen by someone or group of people.
4. Anyone who goes or comes to see another person and who is a guest in the house of a friend.
2. Descriptive of a movement which is quick or nimble and is agile: Ted's volant cat was very fast while it was capturing a mouse that ran across the living room in his house.
3. Etymology: from Latin volare, "to fly".