Definitions of empty

  1. To pour out or discharge its contents, as a river; to become empty.
  2. To make or become empty; pour out; remove, as contents.
  3. 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.
  4. To deprive of the contents; pour out; discharge; make vacant.
  5. To make empty: to deprive of contents.
  6. To make empty; remove the contents of.
  7. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.
  8. To become empty.
  9. To become empty; discharge itself.
  10. To become empty: to discharge its contents:- pa. p. emptied.
  11. To discharge its contents.
  12. become empty or void of its content; " The room emptied"
  13. make void or empty of contents; " Empty the box"; " The alarm emptied the building"
  14. To exhaust; to deprive of the contents; to pour out the contents; to make desolate.
  15. To make void; to exhaust; to pour out the contents.
  16. Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
  17. Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy; as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb.
  18. Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial; as, empty dreams.
  19. 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.
  20. Free; clear; devoid; - often with of.
  21. Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; - said of language; as, empty words, or threats.
  22. Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; - said of pleasure, the world, etc.
  23. Producing nothing; unfruitful; - said of a plant or tree; as, an empty vine.
  24. Emptiest.
  25. An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; - used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, special rates for empties.
  26. Emptiness.
  27. A case or package without its contents.
  28. Emptier.
  29. Emptily.
  30. holding or containing nothing; " an empty glass"; " an empty room"; " full of empty seats"; " empty hours"
  31. emptied of emotion; " after the violent argument he felt empty"
  32. needing nourishment; " after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; " empty- bellied children"
  33. having nothing inside; " an empty sphere"
  34. remove; " Empty the water"
  35. Containing nothing; vague; unsatisfactory; as, empty dreams; destitute of, or lacking in, force, knowledge, or sense; as, empty words; fasting; hungry; vacant.
  36. Having nothing in it: unfurnished: without effect: unsatisfactory: wanting substance.
  37. Containing nothing; without effect; unsubstantial.
  38. Having nothing within; without contents or substance; vacant; hollow; unmeaning.
  39. 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.
  40. Containing nothing except air; void; vacant; unsubstantial; unsatisfactory; senseless; vain; ignorant.
  41. Emptied.
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