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Definition of vacancy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. vacancies)
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  1. 1[countable] a job that is available for someone to do job vacancies a temporary vacancy vacancy (for somebody/something) vacancies for bar staff to fill a vacancy There's a vacancy in the accounts department. synonyms at Job
  2. 2[countable] a room that is available in a hotel, etc. I'm sorry, we have no vacancies.
  3. 3[uncountable] lack of interest or ideas synonym emptiness the vacancy of her expression
  4. Thesaurusjobposition post vacancy appointmentThese are all words for a position doing work for which you receive regular payment.job a position doing work for which you receive regular payment:He's trying to get a job at a bank.position (formal) a job:I would like to apply for a position in sales.job or position?Position usually refers to a particular job within an organization, and is not usually used about about jobs generally. It is also often used in job applications, descriptions, and (formal) an important job, especially one in government:She was offered a key post in the new government.vacancy a job that is available for someone to do:We have several vacancies for nurses.appointment (somewhat formal) a job or position of responsibility:After two years, you will become eligible for a permanent appointment.Patterns a permanent/temporary job/position/post/vacancy/appointment a full-time/part-time job/position/post/vacancy/appointment to have/have got a(n) job/position/post/vacancy/appointment to apply for/fill a job/position/post/vacancy to resign from/leave/quit a job/position/post
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: vacancy