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Definitions of empty

  1. leave behind empty; move out of; " You must vacate your office by tonight"
  2. become empty or void of its content; " The room emptied"
  3. a container that has been emptied; " return all empties to the store"
  4. holding or containing nothing; " an empty glass"; " an empty room"; " full of empty seats"; " empty hours"
  5. emptied of emotion; " after the violent argument he felt empty"
  6. needing nourishment; " after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; " empty- bellied children"
  7. devoid of significance or point; " empty promises"; " a hollow victory"; " vacuous comments"
  8. having nothing inside; " an empty sphere"
  9. excrete or discharge from the body
  10. make void or empty of contents; " Empty the box"; " The alarm emptied the building"
  11. remove; " Empty the water"
  12. Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
  13. Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy; as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb.
  14. Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial; as, empty dreams.
  15. To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge; as, to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern.
  16. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.
  17. To become empty.
  18. Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within; void of contents or appropriate contents; not filled; - said of an inclosure, as a box, room, house, etc.; as, an empty chest, room, purse, or pitcher; an empty stomach; empty shackles.
  19. Free; clear; devoid; - often with of.
  20. Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; - said of language; as, empty words, or threats.
  21. Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; - said of pleasure, the world, etc.
  22. Producing nothing; unfruitful; - said of a plant or tree; as, an empty vine.
  23. An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; - used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, special rates for empties.
  24. Containing nothing; vague; unsatisfactory; as, empty dreams; destitute of, or lacking in, force, knowledge, or sense; as, empty words; fasting; hungry; vacant.
  25. To deprive of the contents; pour out; discharge; make vacant.
  26. To become empty; discharge itself.
  27. Emptily.
  28. Emptied.
  29. Emptying.
  30. Emptier.
  31. Emptiest.
  32. Having nothing in it: unfurnished: without effect: unsatisfactory: wanting substance.
  33. To make empty: to deprive of contents.
  34. To become empty: to discharge its contents:- pa. p. emptied.
  35. Containing nothing; without effect; unsubstantial.
  36. To discharge its contents.
  37. To make empty; remove the contents of.
  38. To make or become empty; pour out; remove, as contents.
  39. Having nothing within; without contents or substance; vacant; hollow; unmeaning.
  40. Emptiness.
  41. Containing nothing, or nothing but air; not filled; unfurnished; void; devoid; destitute of force or effect; unsubstantial; unsatisfactory; without supply; hungry; unfurnished with intellect or knowledge; ignorant; unfruitful; deselate; without effect.
  42. To exhaust; to deprive of the contents; to pour out the contents; to make desolate.
  43. To pour out or discharge its contents, as a river; to become empty.
  44. Containing nothing except air; void; vacant; unsubstantial; unsatisfactory; senseless; vain; ignorant.
  45. To make void; to exhaust; to pour out the contents.
  46. A case or package without its contents.
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Antonyms for empty

functional, revelatory, alive, bright, suggestive, applicable, eventful, overfed, make full, riddled, practical, workable, exuberant, chuck-full, treasured, well-lined, cram full, cherished, choke, fancy, inhabited, efficacious, bursting, adequate, Gesticulatory, interested, weighed down, fat, sated, key, rife, satisfied, swarming, macerate, Supplied, inculcate, energetic, special, gestural, afloat, useful, fill up, thirsty, consequential, obstruct, Thronging, high-grade, vivacious, operative, surfeited, flush, demonstrative, inoculate, choke-full, exceptional, valid, engorged, choice, glutted, impregnate, drown, loaded, rational, successful, telling, meaningful, virtuous, chockful, realizable, unrestrained, lousy, thick, responsive, overflowing, productive, feasible, momentous, theatrical, Crammed, animated, lively, melodramatic, efficient, brimming, fill, substantial, packed, major, brimful, overloaded, abounding, flooded, eloquent, satiate, worthy, priceless, practicable, fruitful, overstuffed, occlude, reasonable, infuse, weighty, laden, potent, abundant, jam-pack, precious, revealing, jammed, congest, Gestic, drench, untasted, important, unreserved, brimfull, furnished, instinct, deadly, active, engaged, teeming, esteemed, untouched, stuffed, Provided, inundated, sufficient, fraught, ladened, overladen, chock-a-block, satiated, busy, gorged, endue, gesticulative, significant, air-filled, undrained, suffuse, valuable, crowded, expansive, effectual, complete, logical, pregnant, effervescent, filled, profitable, gum, usable, invaluable, heavy, chock-full, Brimmed, expressive, chockablock, Prized, congested, worthwhile, dynamic, effective, jam-packed, replete, overfull, emotional, invest, occupied, awash, full.

Quotes of empty

  1. If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty There was an emptiness in my life. – Billie Joe Armstrong
  2. Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty is filled by God. – John Buchan
  3. When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive. – George W. Bush
  4. January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  5. Love is like wine. To sip is fine, but to empty the bottle is a headache. – Julio Iglesias
  6. The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face. – Juvenal
  7. I don't feel comfortable making empty music. – Talib Kweli
  8. California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty but not false, and at least, not full of false effort. – David Herbert Lawrence
  9. Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb. – Josh McDowell
  10. The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb, but rather the empty grave clothes- undisturbed in form and position. – Josh McDowell
  11. I keep my hands empty for the sake of what I have had in them. – Antonio Porchia
  12. We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture. – Moshe Sharett
  13. It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength. – Charles Spurgeon
  14. Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment. – Morihei Ueshiba
  15. I soon became convinced... that all the theorizing would be empty brain exercise and therefore a waste of time unless one first ascertained what the population of the universe really consists of. – Fritz Zwicky

Usage examples for empty

  1. The room were empty – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. The whole country will seem empty now." – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  3. The room was empty and she went slowly on, thinking of David. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  4. She has ever her place, there, on the right- the empty box, see you! – Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  5. Bellaver turned and stood looking at the empty box. – The Legion of Lazarus by Edmond Hamilton
  6. The room was in darkness, and apparently empty – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  7. They read in one another's faces a different meaning from the empty words of excuse and welcome. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. The country is just as big, but it isn't quite so- so empty you see. – Lonesome Land by B. M. Bower
  9. As empty Judge, I tell you, as the pa'm of my hand! – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  10. He rose finally to set down his empty plate and help himself to some more tea. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  11. She ran to George's room and found it empty – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  12. " I shouldn't be much the better for that, you see," says I. " For all I can tell, it might have been whole empty yesterday." – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  13. The space inside, perhaps eight feet high at one end and four at the other, was empty – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. " All those empty beds," said Mrs. Wilkins. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  15. They had always seemed empty but never more so than now. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  16. It is empty now, you know. – A Child-World by James Whitcomb Riley
  17. I see the bottle's empty – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  18. This house as you noticed seems very empty – Children of Borneo by Edwin Herbert Gomes
  19. So the house is empty – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  20. How many people will miss you when you leave it empty – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
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