Definitions for emptyˈɛmp ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

emp•tyˈɛmp ti(adj.)-ti•er, -ti•est

  1. (adj.)containing nothing; devoid of contents.

  2. vacant; unoccupied.

  3. devoid of human activity.

  4. hollow; meaningless.

  5. unemployed; idle:

    empty days.

  6. Math. (of a set) containing no elements; null; void.

    Category: Math

  7. hungry.

  8. frivolous; foolish.

  9. (v.t.)to make empty.

  10. to discharge (contents).

  11. (v.i.)to become empty.

  12. to debouch:

    The river empties into the sea.

  13. (n.)an empty container.

    Category: Informal

Idioms for empty:

  1. running on empty,having lost vitality, significance, or creative abilities.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of empty:

bef. 900; ME; OE ǣmettig vacant

emp′ti•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. empty(adj)

    a container that has been emptied

    "return all empties to the store"

  2. empty(adj)

    holding or containing nothing

    "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"

  3. empty, hollow, vacuous(adj)

    devoid of significance or point

    "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"

  4. empty, empty-bellied(adj)

    needing nourishment

    "after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children"

  5. empty(verb)

    emptied of emotion

    "after the violent argument he felt empty"

  6. empty(verb)

    make void or empty of contents

    "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"

  7. empty, discharge(verb)

    become empty or void of its content

    "The room emptied"

  8. vacate, empty, abandon(verb)

    leave behind empty; move out of

    "You must vacate your office by tonight"

  9. empty(verb)

    remove

    "Empty the water"

  10. evacuate, void, empty(verb)

    excrete or discharge from the body

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. empty(adjective)ˈɛmp ti

    ≠ full

    an empty bottle/can/box; The room was completely empty.

  2. emptyˈɛmp ti

    without emotion

    I want to grieve, but I feel empty inside.

  3. emptyˈɛmp ti

    meaningless

    an empty promise/threat; the emptiness of the classroom; the emptiness of his words

  4. empty(verb)ˈɛmp ti

    to become or make empty

    The room emptied within minutes.; Empty out the contents into a bowl.

Wiktionary

  1. empty(Noun)

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

    Put the empties out to be recycled.

  2. empty(Verb)

    To make empty; to void; to remove the contents of.

  3. empty(Adjective)

    Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.

  4. empty(Adjective)

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

  5. Origin: From emty, from æmtig, æmettig, from uz- + mōtijô, from med-. Related to Old English geæmtigian, æmetta, Old English motan. More at mote, meet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Empty

    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. Empty

    free; clear; devoid; -- often with of

  3. Empty

    having nothing to carry; unburdened

  4. Empty

    destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of language; as, empty words, or threats

  5. Empty

    unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- said of pleasure, the world, etc

  6. Empty

    producing nothing; unfruitful; -- said of a plant or tree; as, an empty vine

  7. Empty

    destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy; as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb

  8. Empty

    destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial; as, empty dreams

  9. Empty(noun)

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

  10. Empty(verb)

    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

  11. Empty(verb)

    to discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean

  12. Empty(verb)

    to become empty

Freebase

  1. Empty

    Empty is the first studio album released by Christian rock band Tait. This album features Pete Stewart from Grammatrain, who is absent in the next album. Several songs are influenced by the passing of Michael Tait's late father Nathel, for whom the band is named. The advance pre-release copy for this album contained slightly different mixes to the released CD and omitted the track "Altars" as well as both hidden tracks. "Altars" is the only song from this album to be turned into a music video; "Loss For Words" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Extreme Days. There are two hidden tracks on this CD, one an instrumental piece that appears after the closing track "Unglued," the other in the pregap before the opening track "Alibi," which can be accessed by pressing the 'rewind' button on the CD player when track one begins. The disc scans back 6 minutes and 48 seconds into negative numbers revealing answering machine messages with Michael Tait doing various character impersonations. There is also a short joke-oriented piece in this hidden track.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'empty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1960

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'empty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1989

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'empty' in Verbs Frequency: #1059

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'empty' in Adjectives Frequency: #251


Translations for empty

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

empty(adjective)

having nothing inside

an empty box; an empty cup.

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