vacuum
1. [ noun ] the absence of matter
Synonyms: vacuity
Related terms: emptiness
2. [ verb ] clean with a vacuum cleaner
Synonyms: hoover vacuum-clean
Examples:

"vacuum the carpets"

Related terms: clean hoover
3. [ noun ] a region empty of matter
Synonyms: vacuity
Related terms: region
4. [ noun ] an empty area or space
Synonyms: vacancy emptiness void
Examples:

"the huge desert voids" "the emptiness of outer space" "without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"

Related terms: space void
5. [ noun ] an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction
Synonyms: vacuum_cleaner
Related terms: home_appliance Hoover dust_bag
Similar spelling:   Vaughn