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Adjective: empty (emptier,emptiest)  emp-tee
  1. Holding or containing nothing
    "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
  2. Devoid of significance or force
    "empty promises";
    - hollow, vacuous
  3. Needing nourishment
    "after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children";
    - empty-bellied
  4. Emptied of emotion
    "after the violent argument he felt empty"
  5. Completely wanting or lacking
    "writing empty of insight";
    - barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent
Verb: empty  emp-tee
  1. Make void or empty of contents
    "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
  2. Become empty or void of its content
    "The room emptied";
    - discharge
  3. Leave behind empty; move out of
    "You must empty your office by tonight";
    - vacate, abandon
  4. Remove the contents of a container
    "Empty the water"
  5. Excrete or discharge from the body
    - evacuate, void
Noun: empty  emp-tee
  1. A container that has been emptied
    "return all empties to the store"

Derived forms: empties, emptying, emptiest, emptier, emptied

See also: bare, blank, clean, drained, empty-handed, fullness, fulness, glassy, glazed, hungry, lifeless, looted, meaningless, nonexistent, nonmeaningful, pillaged, plundered, ransacked, stripped, vacant, vacuous, void, white

Type of: alter, change, change state, container, egest, eliminate, excrete, go away, go forth, leave, modify, off [informal], pass, remove, take, take away, turn, withdraw

Antonym: fill up, full

Encyclopedia: Empty