What does empty mean?

Definitions for emptyˈɛmp ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word empty.

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

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Empty

    emp′ti, adj. having nothing in it: unfurnished: without effect: unsatisfactory: wanting substance: foolish.—v.t. to make empty: to deprive of contents.—v.i. to become empty: to discharge its contents:—pa.p. emp′tied.n. an empty vessel, box, sack, &c.:—pl. Emp′ties.—ns. Emp′tier: Emp′tiness, state of being empty: want of substance: unsatisfactoriness: inanity.—adj. Emp′ty-hand′ed, carrying nothing, esp. of a gift.—n. Emp′tying.—Come away empty, to come away without having received anything. [A.S. ǽmetigǽmetta, leisure, rest. The p is excrescent.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of empty in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of empty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carson Block:

    Everything about Superb Summit is empty, including its response, which evidently took eight weeks to write.

  2. Natalie Jo Eaton:

    Although it is very, very, very hard to not be angry, it's a daily battle. But I think once you decide to see the glass half full, not half empty, you just go from there.

  3. Jan Egeland:

    People receive threats from gangs and many just leave overnight. Very often they flee empty-handed, there's not enough being done to prevent it from happening in Mexico and throughout the region and to help victims.

  4. Magnus Conteh:

    Sierra Leone is a country where during Christmas, because of the nice weather, people have street parties and parties on the beach, the streets were empty this year, and the beaches were empty. It was an unusual experience.

  5. Lee Raby:

    That’s the glass-half-empty way of looking at it, the reverse is also true: Individuals who received the most care were doing on average better on the academic tests and were more likely to go to college and graduate, and sometimes get postgraduate degrees.

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