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Definitions of empty

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

  1. Bellaver turned and stood looking at the empty box. – The Legion of Lazarus by Edmond Hamilton
  2. As empty, Judge, I tell you, as the pa'm of my hand! – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  3. This house as you noticed seems very empty. – Children of Borneo by Edwin Herbert Gomes
  4. The room was empty, and she went slowly on, thinking of David. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  5. The whole country will seem empty now." – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  6. The room was in darkness, and apparently empty. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  7. So the house is empty? – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  8. I see the bottle's empty. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  9. It is empty now, you know. – A Child-World by James Whitcomb Riley
  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. " All those empty beds," said Mrs. Wilkins. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  12. 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
  13. She ran to George's room and found it empty. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  14. 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
  15. She has ever her place, there, on the right- the empty box, see you! – Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  16. The room were empty. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  17. 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
  18. They had always seemed empty, but never more so than now. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  19. " 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
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