1 not filled or occupied; empty 未占满的; 未占用的; 空着的
*Is the lavatory vacant? 厕所里没有人吧?
* a vacant situation, post, hotel room 空着的职务、空缺的职位、旅店的空房间. =>Usage at empty1 用法见empty1.
2 (a) showing no sign of thought or intelligence; blank 无思想或智慧的; 木然的
*a vacant stare, look, etc 茫然的凝视、目光等.
(b) empty of thought （思想）空虚的
*a vacant mind 空荡荡的头脑. > vacantly adv
*stare, look, gaze, etc vacantly into space 木然地注视、观望、凝视...着空间.
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French;Origin:Latin, present participle of vacare 'to be empty, be free']
a vacant seat, building, room or piece of land is empty and available for someone to use
Only a few apartments were still vacant.
There was only a vacant lot (=empty unused area of land in a city) where her house used to be.
formal a job or position in an organization that is vacant is available for someone to start doing
BrE (=become vacant)
He was offered the position of headmaster when it fell vacant.
BrE (=the part of a newspaper where jobs are advertised)
vacant expression/look/stare etc
written an expression that shows that someone does not seem to be thinking about anything
He gazed at me with vacant eyes.
Cindy was staring vacantly into space.
1. There is still a vacant seat in the bus. 公共汽车上还有一个空位。
2. He was appointed to the vacant post. 他被委派填补那空缺.
3. Years ago, any open field, any vacant lot, any group of trees -- these were the places where children played. 几年以前，任何开阔的地方、任何空地、任何树丛都是孩子们玩耍的地方。
4. Fuelled by the immense value attached to youth, it has made millions out of vacant promises of renewing faces and bodies. 青春具有巨大的价值，这大大刺激了美容业，使其得以从它的那些使我们面容、身体焕然一新的空洞许诺中赚了数百万元。