Definitions for emptyˈɛmp ti
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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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'empty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1960
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'empty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1989
Rank popularity for the word 'empty' in Verbs Frequency: #1059
Rank popularity for the word 'empty' in Adjectives Frequency: #251
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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