What does the word vacant mean?

Usage examples for vacant

  1. On the whole island there were but three miserable huts, and one of these was vacant when I arrived. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  2. I suppose it was very good to her to be summoned from a state of feebleness; but it will not be easy, I believe, to fill the vacant place. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  3. Benedicta was not in church- 'the dark corner' remained vacant. – The Monk and The Hangman's Daughter by Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce