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Empty meaning

empty - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. remove; " Empty the water"
  2. 2. Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
  3. 3. Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy; as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb.
  4. 4. Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial; as, empty dreams.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.
  7. 7. To become empty.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Free; clear; devoid; - often with of.
  10. 10. Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; - said of language; as, empty words, or threats.
  11. 11. Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; - said of pleasure, the world, etc.
  12. 12. Producing nothing; unfruitful; - said of a plant or tree; as, an empty vine.
  13. 13. An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; - used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, special rates for empties.
  14. 14. Containing nothing; without effect; unsubstantial.
  15. 15. To discharge its contents.
  16. 16. To make empty; remove the contents of.

empty - examples of usage

  1. He showed the dog his empty hands, and pointed towards the house. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. " The drawing- room is empty-" " But we might meet your mother upon the stairs. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " As for you, young man," he turned to Jeffrey, " I should say that your mother would be proud to go anywhere, empty- handed with you. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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