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Definition of Empty


  1. 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. Free; clear; devoid; -- often with of.
  3. Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
  4. Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of language; as, empty words, or threats.
  5. Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- said of pleasure, the world, etc.
  6. Producing nothing; unfruitful; -- said of a plant or tree; as, an empty vine.
  7. Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy; as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb.
  8. Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial; as, empty dreams.
  9. An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; -- used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, "special rates for empties."
  10. 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. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.
  12. To become empty.
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Empty Translations

empty in Afrikaans is pap
empty in Dutch is hol, ledig, lens, loos, leeg
empty in French is videz, vident, vidanger, vider, vidons, vide
empty in German is ausleeren
empty in Italian is vuotare, vuoto, evacuare
empty in Latin is inanis, vacuus
empty in Norwegian is tom