What does empty mean?

Definitions for empty
ˈɛmp tiemp·ty

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Wiktionary

  1. emptynoun

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

    Put the empties out to be recycled.

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

  2. emptyverb

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

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

  3. emptyadjective

    Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.

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

  4. emptyadjective

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. emptyadjective

    a container that has been emptied

    "return all empties to the store"

  2. emptyadjective

    holding or containing nothing

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

  3. empty, hollow, vacuousadjective

    devoid of significance or point

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

  4. empty, empty-belliedadjective

    needing nourishment

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

  5. emptyverb

    emptied of emotion

    "after the violent argument he felt empty"

  6. emptyverb

    make void or empty of contents

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

  7. empty, dischargeverb

    become empty or void of its content

    "The room emptied"

  8. vacate, empty, abandonverb

    leave behind empty; move out of

    "You must vacate your office by tonight"

  9. emptyverb

    remove

    "Empty the water"

  10. evacuate, void, emptyverb

    excrete or discharge from the body

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. Emptynoun

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

  10. Emptyverb

    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. Emptyverb

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

  12. Emptyverb

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. empty

    Cargo discharged.

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  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

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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

Examples of empty in a Sentence

  1. Leslie Miklosy:

    When you're empty, go with empty.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you speak with a Management Consultant about the glass being half-empty or half-full, she/he will tell you that she/he will examine the question, and prepare a winning strategy with detailed plans, milestones, and Gantt Charts etc, at the daily discounted rate of thousands of dollars that you'll have to pay in advance.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The United States no longer makes empty threats, when I make promises, I keep them. In fact, at this very moment, Secretary Pompeo is on Secretary Pompeo way to North Korea in preparation for my upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un. Plans are being made. Relationships are building. Hopefully, a deal will happen and, with the help of China, South Korea, and Japan, a future of great prosperity and security can be achieved for everyone.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you speak with a Religious Philosopher about the glass being half-empty or half-full, she/he will immediately inform you that the glass is (or was) already broken and that you're clueless about it.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I often hear people debating about the glass half-full or half-empty, which makes me wonder whether they would ever notice a full pitcher sitting right next to that half-empty or half-full glass. With total attention focused on half-empty or half-full glass, it's obviously too difficult for them to notice anything else. In real world, Life offers you millions of wonderful opportunities besides what you already have - sometimes even bigger and better than you had ever thought before....just like a full pitcher around the corner. In my view, it's savvy to grab the full pitcher that can fill up the glass several times over, instead of getting worried up about half-full or half-empty glass held in your hand. Be smart to find that full pitcher around, seize it as quickly as you can, and then enjoy the party!

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