Definitions for emptyˈɛmp ti
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
emp•tyˈɛmp ti(adj.)-ti•er, -ti•est
(adj.)containing nothing; devoid of contents.
devoid of human activity.
Math. (of a set) containing no elements; null; void.
(v.t.)to make empty.
to discharge (contents).
(v.i.)to become empty.
The river empties into the sea.
(n.)an empty container.
Idioms for empty:
running on empty,having lost vitality, significance, or creative abilities.
Origin of empty:
bef. 900; ME; OE ǣmettig vacant
a container that has been emptied
"return all empties to the store"
holding or containing nothing
"an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
empty, hollow, vacuous(adj)
devoid of significance or point
"empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"
"after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children"
emptied of emotion
"after the violent argument he felt empty"
make void or empty of contents
"Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
become empty or void of its content
"The room emptied"
vacate, empty, abandon(verb)
leave behind empty; move out of
"You must vacate your office by tonight"
"Empty the water"
evacuate, void, empty(verb)
excrete or discharge from the body
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an empty bottle/can/box; The room was completely empty.
I want to grieve, but I feel empty inside.
an empty promise/threat; the emptiness of the classroom; the emptiness of his words
to become or make empty
The room emptied within minutes.; Empty out the contents into a bowl.
A bottle previously containing some liquid, especially a drink, and that is now empty.
Put the empties out to be recycled.
To make empty; to void; to remove the contents of.
Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.
Containing no elements (as of a string or array), opposed to being null (having no valid value).
Origin: From emty, from æmtig, æmettig, from uz- + mōtijô, from med-. Related to Old English geæmtigian, æmetta, Old English motan. More at mote, meet.
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
free; clear; devoid; -- often with of
having nothing to carry; unburdened
destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of language; as, empty words, or threats
unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- said of pleasure, the world, etc
producing nothing; unfruitful; -- said of a plant or tree; as, an empty vine
destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy; as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb
destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial; as, empty dreams
an empty box, crate, cask, etc.; -- used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, "special rates for empties."
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
to discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean
to become empty
Translations for empty
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
having nothing inside
an empty box; an empty cup.
- vazioPortuguese (BR)
- تهی؛ خالیFarsi
- 텅 빈Korean
- تهی؛ خالیPersian
- 空的Chinese (Trad.)
- порожній, пустийUkrainian
- rỗng; trống khôngVietnamese
- 空的Chinese (Simp.)
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