(Latin: from vacare, "to empty")

In a vacant manner.
1. Containing nothing; empty.
2. Not occupied or put to use.
3. Lacking intelligence or knowledge: a vacant mind.
4. Lacking expression; blank; such as, a vacant stare.
5. Not filled with any activity; as, vacant hours.
vacate (VAY kayt", vay KAYT) (verb), vacates; vacated; vacating
1. To give up possession or occupancy of: George's business must vacate the offices by next month.

Jerry and Doris will have to vacate their apartment when their lease expires.

2. To give up or to relinquish, to leave a position, an office, etc.: Because Jim was going to be on a sabbatical leave for a year, heĀ vacated his position at the office.
3. To render inoperative; to deprive of validity; to make legally void: Jack was proven to be innocent of the criminal charges and so his pending sentence was vacated.
vacation (vay KAY shuhn) (s) (noun), vacations (pl)
1. A period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday: "Schoolchildren are on vacation now."
2. Leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure: "Employees working for this company are entitled to two weeks of vacation each year."

"Iva's friends are taking their vacation in Paris next month."

3. A part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended.
4. Etymology: "Freedom" or "release" (from some activity or occupation), from Old French vacation, from Latin vacationem, "leisure, being free from duty", from vacare, "to be empty, to be free", or "to be at leisure".

Literally, "an empty period"; that is, "a period unoccupied with work or duty".

1. Descriptive of something happening during a vacation.
2. A reference to anything applying to a vacation.
The act of taking a vacation.
Someone who is on vacation.
1. Someone on vacation.
2. Someone who is devoting time to pleasure or relaxation rather than to work.
The act of emptying; evacuation.
One who holds the doctrine that the space between the bodies of the universe, or the molecules and atoms of matter, is a vacuum; opposed to plenist.
vacuity (s) (noun), vacuities (pl)
1. A situation in which something is without content and empty: One can see the vacuity of the cloudy night which is void of any stars or moon.
2. Absence of thought or intelligence: The drunk obviously has a mind of undeniable vacuity and a total lack of awareness.
3. A time or state of dullness, the lack of mental or physical action or productivity: The sleeping couple are now in a condition of vacuity for the night.
4. An empty space; void: The geologists found a vacuity in the earth which was formed by erosion.
5. Something senseless or stupid: The people at the party continued the evening in their useless and unintelligent conversations that were full of vacuities.
6. Etymology: from Latin vacuitas, from vacuus, "empty."
An empty space or void of something.
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The goddess of rural leisure, to whom the husbandmen sacrificed at the close of the harvest. She was especially honored by the Sabines.
vacuolate, vacuolated
Formed into or containing one or more vacuoles or small membrane-bound cavities within a cell.
vacuolation, vacuolization
1. Formation into, or a multiplication of, vacuoles.
2. The state of having become filled with vacuoles.
3. The appearance or formation of drops of clear fluid in growing or ageing cells.
1. A membrane-bound compartment or cavity within a cell containing watery fluid or secretion that is found in the cytoplasm of a cell.
2. A minute cavity or vesicle in organic tissue.
3. One of the spaces in cell cytoplasm containing air, water, sap, partially digested food, or other materials.

Links to related empty, vacant words Related "empty" word units: ceno-; void.