Definitions for: Empty

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Emp"ty, n.; pl. Empties.
An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; -- used in commerce, esp. in
transportation of freight; as, ``special rates for empties.''

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.

Emp"ty, v. i.
1. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.

2. To become empty. ``The chapel empties.'' --B. Jonson.

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

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