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Meaning of EMPTY

Pronunciation:  'emptee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a container that has been emptied; "return all empties to the store"
  2. [adj]  holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
  3. [adj]  emptied of emotion; "after the violent argument he felt empty"
  4. [adj]  needing nourishment; "after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children"
  5. [adj]  devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"
  6. [adj]  having nothing inside; "an empty sphere"
  7. [v]  excrete or discharge from the body
  8. [v]  become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"
  9. [v]  make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
  10. [v]  remove; "Empty the water"
  11. [v]  leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"

EMPTY is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: abandon, bare, barren of(p), bereft of(p), blank, clean, deprived of(p), destitute of(p), devoid of(p), discharge, drained, emptied, empty of(p), empty-bellied, empty-handed, evacuate, glassy, glazed, hollow, hungry, innocent of(p), lifeless, looted, meaningless, open, pillaged, plundered, ransacked, stripped, unfilled, vacant, vacate, vacuous, void, void, void of(p), white
 Antonyms: fill, fill up, full, make full
 See Also: alter, bail, change, change state, clean out, clear, clear out, container, core out, drain, egest, eliminate, empty, evacuate, eviscerate, excrete, exhaust, flow away, flow off, go away, go forth, gut, hollow, hollow out, knock out, leave, offload, pass, remove, suction, take, take away, turn, unload, void, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Emp"ty\ (?; 215), a. [Compar. {Emptier}; superl.
    {Emptiest}.] [AS. emtig, [ae]mtig, [ae]metig, fr. [ae]mta,
    [ae]metta, quiet, leisure, rest; of uncertain origin; cf. G.
    emsig busy.]
    1. 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.
    2. Free; clear; devoid; -- often with of. ``That fair female
       troop . . . empty of all good.'' --Milton.
             I shall find you empty of that fault. --Shak.
    3. Having nothing to carry; unburdened. ``An empty
       messenger.'' --Shak.
             When ye go ye shall not go empty.     --Ex. iii. 21.
    4. Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of
       language; as, empty words, or threats.
             Words are but empty thanks.           --Cibber.
    5. Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- said
       of pleasure, the world, etc.
             Pleas'd in the silent shade with empty praise.
    6. Producing nothing; unfruitful; -- said of a plant or tree;
       as, an empty vine.
             Seven empty ears blasted with the east wind. --Gen.
                                                   xli. 27.
    7. Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy;
       as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb.
             That in civility thou seem'st so empty. --Shak.
    8. Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial;
       as, empty dreams.
    Note: Empty is used as the first element in a compound; as,
          empty-handed, having nothing in the hands, destitute;
          empty-headed, having few ideas; empty-hearted,
          destitute of feeling.
    Syn: See {Vacant}.
  2. \Emp"ty\, n.; pl. {Empties}.
    An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; -- used in commerce, esp. in
    transportation of freight; as, ``special rates for empties.''
  3. \Emp"ty\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emptied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
          The clouds . . . empty themselves upon the earth.
                                                   --Eccl. xi. 3.
  4. \Emp"ty\, v. i.
    1. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.
    2. To become empty. ``The chapel empties.'' --B. Jonson.
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