empty definition

  • adjective:
    • Holding or containing nothing.
    • Mathematics Having no elements or users; null: a clear ready.
    • Having no occupants or residents; vacant: an empty seat; empty wilderness.
    • poor power or energy: a clear danger.
    • Lacking purpose or compound; meaningless: an empty life.
    • perhaps not put to use; idle: bare hours.
    • Needing nourishment; hungry: "More intense plus inexorable far/Than bare tigers and/or roaring sea” ( Shakespeare).
    • Devoid; destitute: empty of shame.
    • lacking content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.
    • Containing no elements (by a string or range), opposed to becoming null (having no good price).
    • Containing nothing; perhaps not holding or having anything within; void of items or proper contents; perhaps not filled; -- said of an inclosure, or a container, as a box, space, residence, etc.
    • complimentary; obvious; devoid; -- usually with of.
    • Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
    • Destitute of impact, sincerity, or feeling; -- stated of language.
    • not able to fulfill; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- stated of pleasure, the whole world, etc.
    • creating nothing; unfruitful; -- stated of a plant or tree.
    • Destitute of, or lacking, feeling, understanding, or courtesy
    • Destitute of reality, or real presence; unsubstantial.
    • emptied of feeling
    • holding or containing nothing
    • needing nutrition
    • devoid of significance or point
    • Holding or containing absolutely nothing.
    • Holding or containing nothing.
    • Mathematics Having no elements or users; null: a clear set.
    • Mathematics Having no elements or users; null: an empty set.
    • Having no occupants or residents; vacant: a clear seat; bare wilderness.
    • Lacking power or power: an empty risk.
    • Having no occupants or inhabitants; vacant: an empty chair; empty wilderness.
    • Lacking power or energy: a clear danger.
    • Lacking function or compound; meaningless: an empty life.
    • Not used; idle: bare hours.
    • Needing nourishment; hungry: "More fierce and much more inexorable far/Than vacant tigers or perhaps the roaring sea” ( Shakespeare).
    • Devoid; destitute: vacant of pity.
    • without content; containing nothing or no body; vacant.
    • poor function or substance; meaningless: an empty life.
    • Containing no elements (as of a string or range), opposed to becoming null (having no good value).
    • maybe not put to use; idle: bare hours.
    • In Need Of nourishment; hungry: "Much More brutal and more inexorable far/Than bare tigers or the roaring sea” ( Shakespeare).
    • Devoid; destitute: bare of shame.
    • Containing absolutely nothing; not keeping or having anything within; void of items or proper contents; not filled; -- stated of an inclosure, or a container, as a box, area, household, etc.
    • complimentary; clear; devoid; -- frequently with of.
    • Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
    • Destitute of result, sincerity, or feeling; -- said of language.
    • struggling to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- stated of pleasure, the entire world, etc.
    • creating absolutely nothing; unfruitful; -- said of a plant or tree.
    • Destitute of, or lacking, good sense, understanding, or courtesy
    • Destitute of reality, or genuine presence; unsubstantial.
    • Devoid of content; containing absolutely nothing or no one; vacant.
    • Containing no elements (since a string or variety), in opposition to becoming null (having no valid value).
    • Containing nothing; not keeping or having anything within; void of items or proper articles; maybe not filled; -- stated of an inclosure, or a container, as a box, room, house, etc.
    • totally free; obvious; devoid; -- often with of.
    • Having absolutely nothing to carry; unburdened.
    • Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of language.
    • struggling to fulfill; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- stated of pleasure, society, etc.
    • creating absolutely nothing; unfruitful; -- said of a plant or tree.
    • Destitute of, or lacking, good sense, knowledge, or courtesy
    • Destitute of reality, or genuine existence; unsubstantial.
    • emptied of emotion
    • holding or containing nothing
    • wanting nourishment
    • devoid of value or point
    • emptied of emotion
    • holding or containing nothing
    • wanting nutrition
    • lacking value or point
  • verb-transitive:
    • To remove the contents of: emptied the dishwasher.
    • To move or pour down totally: bare the ashes into a pail.
    • To unburden; relieve: vacant oneself of question.
    • To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or destitute; to help make vacant; to pour out; to discharge
    • To remove the articles of: emptied the dish washer.
    • To move or put off totally: bare the ashes into a pail.
    • To unburden; ease: vacant oneself of question.
    • to get rid of the contents of: emptied the dish washer.
    • To deprive for the articles; to exhaust; to produce void or destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge
    • To move or put down completely: empty the ashes into a pail.
    • To unburden; ease: empty oneself of doubt.
    • To rob associated with items; to exhaust; in order to make void or destitute; in order to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to become vacant: The movie theater emptied following the performance.
    • To discharge its articles: The river empties into a bay.
    • To discharge itself.
    • to be vacant.
    • In order to become empty: The movie theater emptied following the performance.
    • To discharge its items: The river empties into a bay.
    • To discharge it self.
    • to be vacant.
    • to be bare: The theater emptied after the overall performance.
    • To discharge its contents: The river empties into a bay.
    • To discharge it self.
    • In order to become bare.
  • noun:
    • casual a clear container.
    • A bottle previously containing some fluid, specially a glass or two, and that's now bare.
    • An empty field, crate, cask, etc.; -- found in trade, esp. in transportation of cargo.”
    • An empty vessel or any other receptacle, as a box or sack, packing-case, etc.; an empty automobile, as a cab, freightcar, etc.: as, came back empties.
    • a container that's been emptied
    • casual a clear container.
    • A bottle previously containing some liquid, especially a glass or two, and that is now vacant.
    • An empty field, crate, cask, etc.; -- found in trade, esp. in transport of freight.”
    • Informal An empty container.
    • A bottle previously containing some liquid, specifically a glass or two, and that's today empty.
    • a clear vessel or other receptacle, as a box or sack, packing-case, etc.; a clear vehicle, as a cab, freightcar, etc.: as, returned empties.
    • An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; -- found in trade, esp. in transportation of cargo.”
    • An empty vessel or other receptacle, as a box or sack, packing-case, etc.; an empty vehicle, as a cab, freightcar, etc.: as, returned empties.
    • a container that has been emptied
    • a container that is emptied
  • verb:
    • In order to make empty; to void; to eliminate the articles of.
    • become empty or void of the content
    • keep behind empty; re-locate of
    • remove
    • excrete or discharge from human anatomy
    • make void or empty of contents
    • which will make empty; to void; to get rid of the items of.
    • In order to make vacant; to void; to remove the contents of.
    • become empty or void of their content
    • leave at the rear of empty; move out of
    • remove
    • excrete or discharge from the body
    • make void or vacant of items
    • become empty or void of their content
    • leave behind empty; re-locate of
    • remove
    • excrete or release from human anatomy
    • make void or vacant of contents
  • others:
    • Containing absolutely nothing, or only atmosphere; void of its normal or of appropriate articles; vacant; unoccupied: said of any inclosure or allocated room: as, a clear household or room; a clear upper body or bag; a clear seat or saddle.
    • Void; devoid; destitute of some crucial high quality or component.
    • Destitute of force, impact, value, or worth; without valuable content; meaningless: as, empty terms; bare compliments.
    • Destitute of real information or good sense; ignorant: since, an empty coxcomb.
    • Forlorn from destitution or deprivation; desolate; deserted.
    • Wanting compound or solidity; lacking reality; unsubstantial; unsatisfactory: since, empty environment; empty dreams; empty pleasures.
    • Not burdened; not bearing a burden or a rider: as, an empty horse.
    • maybe not provided; without provision.
    • Wanting food; fasting; hungry.
    • Bearing no fresh fruit; without of use product.
    • Producing no impact or outcome; ineffectual.
    • Synonyms Void, an such like. (see vacant); unoccupied, bare, unfurnished.
    • fragile, ridiculous, mindless.
    • Unsatisfying, vain, hollow.
    • To deprive of contents; pull, pour, or draw out the contents from; make vacant: with of before the thing removed: since, to clear a well or a cistern; to clear a pitcher or a purse; to empty a property of their occupants.
    • to attract on, put on, or otherwise remove or discharge, as items of a vessel: frequently with out: as, to empty from water from a pitcher.
    • To discharge; put out continuously or in a stable course: as, a river empties it self or its oceans into the sea. [A strained use, which it really is better stay away from, since a river is certainly not emptied by its flow to the sea.]
    • To put waste; make destitute or desolate.
    • In order to become vacant.
    • To put completely or discharge its items, as a river in to the ocean.
    • Containing absolutely nothing, or nothing but air; void of its typical or of proper items; vacant; unoccupied: said of any inclosure or allocated space: as, a clear home or space; an empty upper body or purse; an empty chair or saddle.
    • Void; devoid; destitute of some crucial quality or element.
    • Destitute of force, result, importance, or value; without valuable content; meaningless: as, vacant words; bare compliments.
    • Destitute of knowledge or good sense; ignorant: since, a clear coxcomb.
    • Forlorn from destitution or starvation; desolate; deserted.
    • Wanting material or solidity; lacking reality; unsubstantial; unsatisfactory: because, bare air; empty fantasies; empty pleasures.
    • maybe not burdened; maybe not bearing a weight or a rider: as, a clear horse.
    • maybe not supplied; without supply.
    • Wanting meals; fasting; hungry.
    • Bearing no fresh fruit; without helpful item.
    • making no impact or result; ineffectual.
    • Synonyms Void, an such like. (identify vacant); unoccupied, bare, unfurnished.
    • Weak, silly, senseless.
    • Unsatisfying, vain, hollow.
    • To rob of contents; eliminate, put, or remove the articles from; make vacant: with of before the thing eliminated: because, to clear a well or a cistern; to clear a pitcher or a purse; to empty a home of the occupants.
    • to attract out, pour out, or else pull or discharge, as contents of a vessel: frequently with out: as, to clear out the liquid from a pitcher.
    • To discharge; put away continually or in a steady program: as, a river empties it self or its seas in to the sea. [A strained use, which it really is preferable to stay away from, since a river just isn't emptied by its circulation in to the ocean.]
    • To set waste; make destitute or desolate.
    • Containing nothing, or only atmosphere; void of its typical or of proper items; vacant; unoccupied: stated of any inclosure or allocated area: as, an empty residence or area; a clear upper body or purse; an empty chair or saddle.
    • Void; devoid; destitute of some essential high quality or element.
    • Destitute of power, impact, value, or worth; without valuable content; meaningless: as, vacant terms; empty compliments.
    • to be vacant.
    • To put away or discharge its items, as a river into the sea.
    • Destitute of knowledge or feeling; ignorant: since, a clear coxcomb.
    • Forlorn from destitution or deprivation; desolate; deserted.
    • Wanting compound or solidity; lacking truth; unsubstantial; unsatisfactory: as, vacant atmosphere; bare aspirations; vacant pleasures.
    • perhaps not strained; perhaps not bearing an encumbrance or a rider: as, a clear horse.
    • Not provided; without supply.
    • Wanting meals; fasting; hungry.
    • Bearing no good fresh fruit; without useful product.
    • Producing no impact or result; ineffectual.
    • Synonyms Void, etc. (identify vacant); unoccupied, bare, unfurnished.
    • Weak, absurd, senseless.
    • Unsatisfying, vain, hollow.
    • To deprive of articles; pull, pour, or remove the articles from; make vacant: with of prior to the thing eliminated: since, to clear a well or a cistern; to empty a pitcher or a purse; to clear a home of their occupants.
    • to-draw away, pour out, or elsewhere eliminate or discharge, once the articles of a vessel: generally with out: because, to clear out of the liquid from a pitcher.
    • To discharge; pour on constantly or in a stable program: as, a river empties it self or its seas to the sea. [A strained usage, which its better prevent, since a river isn't emptied by its circulation to the sea.]
    • To put waste; make destitute or desolate.
    • In order to become empty.
    • To pour out or discharge its items, as a river into the ocean.

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