a.1.Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within; void of contents or appropriate contents; not filled; - said of an inclosure, or a container, 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.
I shall find you empty of that fault.
- Shak.
3.Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
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.
- Pope.
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.
n.1.An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; - used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, "special rates for empties."
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Emptied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emptying.]
The clouds . . . empty themselves upon the earth.
- Eccl. xi. 3.
v. i.1.To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.
2.To become empty.
Noun1.empty - a container that has been emptied; "return all empties to the store"
Verb1.empty - make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
2.empty - become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"
Synonyms: discharge
fill, fill up - become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly"
3.empty - leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
Synonyms: vacate, abandon
4.empty - remove; "Empty the water"
5.empty - excrete or discharge from the body
Synonyms: void, evacuate
Adj.1.empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"
2.empty - devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"
Synonyms: vacuous, hollow
3.empty - having nothing inside; "an empty sphere"
4.empty - needing nourishment; "after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children"
Synonyms: empty-bellied
5.empty - emptied of emotion; "after the violent argument he felt empty"
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