Definition of Empty

1. Noun. A container that has been emptied. "Return all empties to the store"

Generic synonyms: Container



2. Verb. Make void or empty of contents. "They empty the sink of water"; "The alarm emptied the building"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Bail, Clean Out, Clear Out, Bleed, Evacuate, Evacuate, Eviscerate, Void, Clear, Clear, Exhaust, Knock Out, Drain, Core Out, Hollow, Hollow Out, Gut
Causes: Discharge
Derivative terms: Emptying
Antonyms: Fill

3. Adjective. Holding or containing nothing. "Empty hours"

4. Verb. Become empty or void of its content. "The room emptied"
Exact synonyms: Discharge
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Flow Away, Flow Off
Antonyms: Fill

5. Adjective. Devoid of significance or point. "Vacuous comments"
Exact synonyms: Hollow, Vacuous
Similar to: Meaningless, Nonmeaningful
Derivative terms: Emptiness, Hollowness, Vacuity

6. Verb. Leave behind empty; move out of. "You must vacate your office by tonight"
Exact synonyms: Abandon, Vacate
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Derivative terms: Vacant

7. Adjective. Needing nourishment. "Empty-bellied children"
Exact synonyms: Empty-bellied
Similar to: Hungry
Derivative terms: Emptiness

8. Verb. Remove. "They empty the water from the sink"; "Empty the water"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Specialized synonyms: Offload, Unlade, Unload
Derivative terms: Emptying

9. Adjective. Emptied of emotion. "After the violent argument he felt empty"
Similar to: Drained
Derivative terms: Emptiness

10. Verb. Excrete or discharge from the body.
Exact synonyms: Evacuate, Void
Generic synonyms: Egest, Eliminate, Excrete, Pass
Specialized synonyms: Suction
Derivative terms: Evacuant, Evacuation, Evacuation, Voidance, Voider, Voiding

Definition of Empty

1. a. 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. n. An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; -- used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, "special rates for empties."

3. v. t. 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.

4. v. i. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.

Definition of Empty

1. Adjective. Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant. ¹

2. Adjective. (computing programming) Containing no elements (as of a string or array), opposed to being null (having no valid value). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) (ergative) To make empty; to void; to remove the contents of. ¹

4. Noun. A bottle previously containing some liquid, especially a drink, and that is now empty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Empty

1. containing nothing [adj -TIER, -TIEST] / to remove the contents of [v -TIED, -TYING, -TIES]

Medical Definition of Empty

1. 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." "I shall find you empty of that fault." (Shak) 3. Having nothing to carry; unburdened. "An empty messenger." "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. 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. Synonym: See Vacant. Origin: AS. Emtig, aemtig, aemetig, fr. Aemta, aemetta, quiet, leisure, rest; of uncertain origin; cf. G. Emsig busy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Empty

emptier
emptiers
empties
emptiest
emptily
emptiness
emptinesses
empting
emptings
emptins
emption
emptional
emptions
emptor
empts
empty (current term)
empty-bellied
empty-handed
empty-headed
empty-nester
empty-net goal
empty-netter
empty base
empty chair
empty coaching stock
empty function
empty graph
empty morpheme
empty nest
empty nest syndrome

Literary usage of Empty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"It would seem that if the processes of the central nervous system known as states of hunger give rise to the contractions of the empty stomach, the state of ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"... these paintings that may make It with this or the other man to take) Is not without those things that do excel What do in brave but empty notions dwell. ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"... may be a diminutive formed from huff, “to swell,” from A.-S. hebban, to “raise.” Leer may come from leer, “empty,” from A.-S. gelar. ..."

4. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"It would seem that if the processes of the central nervous system known as states of hunger give rise to the contractions of the empty stomach, the state of ..."

5. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"... these paintings that may make It with this or the other man to take) Is not without those things that do excel What do in brave but empty notions dwell. ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"... may be a diminutive formed from huff, “to swell,” from A.-S. hebban, to “raise.” Leer may come from leer, “empty,” from A.-S. gelar. ..."

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