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Definitions of empty

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

Antonyms for empty

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

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 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
  2. He rose finally to set down his empty plate and help himself to some more tea. ” – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  3. The whole country will seem empty now." ” – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  4. So the house is empty – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  5. “ " 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
  6. The country is just as big, but it isn't quite so- so empty you see. ” – Lonesome Land by B. M. Bower
  7. “ I see the bottle's empty – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  8. As empty Judge, I tell you, as the pa'm of my hand! ” – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  9. She has ever her place, there, on the right- the empty box, see you! ” – Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  10. She ran to George's room and found it empty – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  11. They had always seemed empty but never more so than now. ” – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  12. “ " All those empty beds," said Mrs. Wilkins. ” – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  13. The room was in darkness, and apparently empty – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  14. “ Bellaver turned and stood looking at the empty box. ” – The Legion of Lazarus by Edmond Hamilton
  15. The room was empty and she went slowly on, thinking of David. ” – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  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. This house as you noticed seems very empty – Children of Borneo by Edwin Herbert Gomes
  19. It is empty now, you know. ” – A Child-World by James Whitcomb Riley
  20. 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

Idioms for empty