(Va"gran*cy) n. The quality or state of being a vagrant; a wandering without a settled home; an
unsettled condition; vagabondism.
Threatened away into banishment and vagrancy.Barrow.
(Va"grant) a. [Probably fr. OF. waucrant, wacrant, p. p. of waucrer, wacrer, walcrer, to
wander but influenced by F. vagant, p. pr. of vaguer to stray, L. vagari. Cf. Vagary.]
1. Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled.
That beauteous Emma vagrant courses took.Prior.
While leading this vagrant and miserable life, Johnson fell in live.Macaulay.
2. Wandering from place to place without any settled habitation; as, a vagrant beggar.
(Va"grant), n. One who strolls from place to place; one who has no settled habitation; an idle
wanderer; a sturdy beggar; an incorrigible rogue; a vagabond.
Vagrants and outlaws shall offend thy view.Prior.
(Va"grant*ly), adv. In a vagrant manner.
(Va"grant*ness), n. State of being vagrant; vagrancy.
(Vague) a. [Compar. Vaguer (vag"er); superl. Vaguest.] [F. vague, or L. vagus. See Vague,
1. Wandering; vagrant; vagabond. [Archaic] "To set upon the vague villains." Hayward.
She danced along with vague, regardless eyes.Keats.
2. Unsettled; unfixed; undetermined; indefinite; ambiguous; as, a vague idea; a vague proposition.
This faith is neither a mere fantasy of future glory, nor a vague ebullition of feeling.I. Taylor.
The poet turned away, and gave himself up to a sort of vague revery, which he called thought.Hawthorne.
3. Proceeding from no known authority; unauthenticated; uncertain; flying; as, a vague report.
Some legend strange and vague.Longfellow. Vague year. See Sothiac year, under Sothiac.
Syn. Unsettled; indefinite; unfixed; ill-defined; ambiguous; hazy; loose; lax; uncertain.
(Vague), n. [Cf. F. vague.] An indefinite expanse. [R.]
The gray vague of unsympathizing sea.Lowell.
(Vague), v. i. [F. vaguer, L. vagari, fr. vagus roaming.] To wander; to roam; to stray. [Obs.]
"[The soul] doth vague and wander." Holland.
(Vague), n. A wandering; a vagary. [Obs.] Holinshed.
(Vague"ly), adv. In a vague manner.
What he vaguely hinted at, but dared not speak.Hawthorne.