What does empty mean?

Definitions for empty
ˈɛmp tiemp·ty

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. emptynoun

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

    Put the empties out to be recycled.

  2. emptyverb

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

  3. emptyadjective

    Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.

  4. emptyadjective

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

  5. Etymology: 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. 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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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

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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. Van Horn:

    To consume all of those recommended foods encompasses the vast majority of their calorie allowance leaving very few' discretionary' or empty sugary calories without causing weight gain.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Imagination comes to an open mind and not to an empty/materialistic mind.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Whether the glass is half empty or half full, you have the power to fill it up.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Each organ of the human body works, as its nature, and its soul energizes that. Soul rules the entire body accordingly as the constitution of it; otherwise, the body stays as a statue. Similarly, the State becomes stable with all its institutions, as a systematic and constitutional, which vitalize the entire State; otherwise, it stands as empty of a system that proves itself a failed State.

  5. Sylvia Plath:

    I talk to God, but the sky is empty.

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