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emp·ty

 (ĕmp′tē)
adj. emp·ti·er, emp·ti·est
1.
a. Having nothing inside or on the surface; holding or containing nothing: an empty bag; an empty lot.
b. Mathematics Having no elements or members; null: an empty set.
2.
a. Having no occupants; not being used: an empty chair.
b. Not having an incumbent or occupant; unfilled: an empty post at the embassy.
c. Not put to purposeful use; idle: empty hours.
3. Lacking force or power: an empty threat.
4. Lacking purpose or substance; meaningless: an empty life.
5. Needing nourishment; hungry: "More fierce and more inexorable far / Than empty tigers or the roaring sea" (Shakespeare).
6. Devoid; destitute: empty of pity.
v. emp·tied, emp·ty·ing, emp·ties
v.tr.
1. To remove the contents of: emptied the dishwasher.
2. To transfer or pour off completely: empty the ashes into a pail.
3. To unburden; relieve: empty oneself of doubt.
v.intr.
1. To become empty: The theater emptied after the performance.
2. To discharge its contents: The river empties into a bay.
n. pl. emp·ties Informal
An empty container.

[Middle English, from Old English ǣmtig, vacant, unoccupied, from ǣmetta, leisure; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

emp′ti·ly adv.
emp′ti·ness n.
Synonyms: empty, vacant, blank, void, vacuous
These adjectives mean without contents that could or should be present. Empty is the broadest and can apply to what lacks contents (an empty box), occupants (an empty seat), or substance (an empty promise). Vacant has a similar range of application, including lacking an occupant (a vacant auditorium), an incumbent (a vacant position), or something useful or substantial (a vacant lot); it can also refer to what is without intelligence or expression (a vacant stare). Blank applies specifically to the absence of writing or images on a surface (a blank page; a blank screen) and can extend to a lack of awareness or understanding (a blank look). Void emphasizes the utter degree to which something is lacking, whether physical (a planet void of life) or intangible (a humdrum performance void of spirit or energy). Vacuous describes what is lacking in substance, interest, or intelligence (vacuous entertainment; a vacuous personality). See Also Synonyms at vain.

empty

(ˈɛmptɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. (Mathematics) containing nothing
2. without inhabitants; vacant or unoccupied
3. carrying no load, passengers, etc
4. without purpose, substance, or value: an empty life.
5. insincere or trivial: empty words.
6. not expressive or vital; vacant: she has an empty look.
7. informal hungry
8. (foll by: of) devoid; destitute: a life empty of happiness.
9. informal drained of energy or emotion: after the violent argument he felt very empty.
10. (Mathematics) maths logic (of a set or class) containing no members
11. (Logic) philosophy logic (of a name or description) having no reference
vb, -ties, -tying or -tied
12. to make or become empty
13. (when: intr, foll by into) to discharge (contents)
14. (often foll by: of) to unburden or rid (oneself): to empty oneself of emotion.
n, pl -ties
an empty container, esp a bottle
[Old English ǣmtig, from æmetta free time, from æ- without + -metta, from mōtan to be obliged to; see must1]
ˈemptiable adj
ˈemptier n
ˈemptily adv
ˈemptiness n

emp•ty

(ˈɛmp ti)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est, adj.
1. containing nothing; devoid of contents.
2. vacant; unoccupied.
3. devoid of human activity.
4. hollow; meaningless.
5. unemployed; idle: empty days.
6. Math. (of a set) containing no elements; null; void.
7. hungry.
8. frivolous; foolish.
v.t.
9. to make empty.
10. to discharge (contents).
v.i.
11. to become empty.
12. to debouch: The river empties into the sea.
n.
13. an empty container.
Idioms:
running on empty, having lost vitality, significance, or creative abilities.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English ǣmettig vacant]
emp′ti•a•ble, adj.
emp′ti•er, n.
emp′ti•ly, adv.
emp′ti•ness, n.

empty

- First meant "at leisure, unoccupied," and it could also mean "unmarried."
See also related terms for leisure.

empty


Past participle: emptied
Gerund: emptying

Imperative
empty
empty
Present
I empty
you empty
he/she/it empties
we empty
you empty
they empty
Preterite
I emptied
you emptied
he/she/it emptied
we emptied
you emptied
they emptied
Present Continuous
I am emptying
you are emptying
he/she/it is emptying
we are emptying
you are emptying
they are emptying
Present Perfect
I have emptied
you have emptied
he/she/it has emptied
we have emptied
you have emptied
they have emptied
Past Continuous
I was emptying
you were emptying
he/she/it was emptying
we were emptying
you were emptying
they were emptying
Past Perfect
I had emptied
you had emptied
he/she/it had emptied
we had emptied
you had emptied
they had emptied
Future
I will empty
you will empty
he/she/it will empty
we will empty
you will empty
they will empty
Future Perfect
I will have emptied
you will have emptied
he/she/it will have emptied
we will have emptied
you will have emptied
they will have emptied
Future Continuous
I will be emptying
you will be emptying
he/she/it will be emptying
we will be emptying
you will be emptying
they will be emptying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been emptying
you have been emptying
he/she/it has been emptying
we have been emptying
you have been emptying
they have been emptying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been emptying
you will have been emptying
he/she/it will have been emptying
we will have been emptying
you will have been emptying
they will have been emptying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been emptying
you had been emptying
he/she/it had been emptying
we had been emptying
you had been emptying
they had been emptying
Conditional
I would empty
you would empty
he/she/it would empty
we would empty
you would empty
they would empty
Past Conditional
I would have emptied
you would have emptied
he/she/it would have emptied
we would have emptied
you would have emptied
they would have emptied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.empty - a container that has been emptiedempty - a container that has been emptied; "return all empties to the store"
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Verb1.empty - make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
bail - empty (a vessel) by bailing
clean out, clear out - empty completely; "We cleaned out all the drawers"
bleed - drain of liquid or steam; "bleed the radiators"; "the mechanic bled the engine"
evacuate - empty completely; "evacuate the bottle"
evacuate - create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)
eviscerate - remove the contents of; "eviscerate the stomach"
void - clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something; "The chemist voided the glass bottle"; "The concert hall was voided of the audience"
clear - remove the occupants of; "Clear the building"
clear - rid of instructions or data; "clear a memory buffer"
exhaust - use up the whole supply of; "We have exhausted the food supplies"
knock out - empty (as of tobacco) by knocking out; "knocked out a pipe"
drain - empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"
core out, hollow out, hollow - remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"
gut - empty completely; destroy the inside of; "Gut the building"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
2.empty - become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
flow away, flow off - flow off or away gradually; "The water flowed off from the pipe"
fill, fill up - become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly"
3.empty - leave behind emptyempty - leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
4.empty - remove; "Empty the water"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
unlade, unload, offload - take the load off (a container or vehicle); "unload the truck"; "offload the van"
5.empty - excrete or discharge from the body
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
suction - empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction; "suction the uterus in an abortion"
Adj.1.empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"
2.empty - devoid of significance or pointempty - devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"
meaningless, nonmeaningful - having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation"
3.empty - needing nourishment; "after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children"
hungry - feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people"
4.empty - emptied of emotion; "after the violent argument he felt empty"
drained - emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid); "a drained marsh"; "a drained tank"; "a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything"

empty

adjective
2. meaningless, cheap, hollow, vain, idle, trivial, ineffective, futile, insubstantial, insincere, MT (S.M.S.) His father said he was going to beat him, but he knew it was an empty threat.
4. blank, absent, vacant, stony, deadpan, vacuous, impassive, expressionless, unintelligent, MT (S.M.S.) She saw the empty look in his eyes as he left.
5. (Informal) hungry, unfilled, famished, starving (informal), unfed, MT (S.M.S.) Never drink on an empty stomach.
verb
1. clear, drain, gut, void, unload, pour out, unpack, unburden, remove the contents of, MT (S.M.S.) I emptied the ashtray.
clear fill, stuff, pack, cram
2. exhaust, consume the contents of, void, deplete, use up, MT (S.M.S.) Cross emptied his glass with one swallow.
exhaust stock, replenish
3. evacuate, clear, vacate, MT (S.M.S.) a bore who could empty a room in two minutes just by talking about his therapy

empty

adjective
1. Containing nothing:
2. Lacking value, use, or substance:
3. Lacking intelligent thought or content:
4. Not having a desirable element:
Idiom: in want of.
verb
1. To remove the contents of.Also used with out:
2. To pass or pour out:
Translations
القَنّينَه الفارِغَهخالٍخالٍ منفارِغفارِغ، لا تَأثير لَه، لا يَتَنَفَّذ
prázdnývyprázdnit
tomtømmefalde udhælde
malplena
tyhjätyhjentää
ispraznitiprazan
kifolyatüresürít
auîur, mannlausinnantómur, merkingarlaustæmatæma; hella ; detta úrtóm flaska
空にする空の空っぽな
(든 것을) 비우다
ištuštėtiištuštintiišverstituščia taratuščiagalvis
izbērtizlietiztukšotiztukšotiesneapdzīvots
vid
jalovýneobývanýprázdna fľašavyprázdniť sa
prazenprazniti
tomtömma
ทำให้ว่างเปล่าว่างเปล่า
boşboş şey/kapboşal makboşaltmakdök mek
dốc ratrống rỗng

empty

[ˈemptɪ]
A. ADJ (emptier (compar) (emptiest (superl)))
1. (= containing nothing, nobody) [box, bottle, glass, street, room, hands] → vacío; [seat, chair] (in bus, restaurant) → libre, desocupado; (in living room) → vacío; [place] → desierto; [landscape] → desierto, desolado; [gun] → descargado; [post, job] → vacante
the flat next door is empty (= unoccupied) → el piso de al lado está desocupado
to be empty of sth the parks are empty of childrenen los parques no hay niños
his face was empty of all expressionsu rostro no expresaba ninguna emoción
she was staring into empty spacemiraba al infinito
there was an empty space at the tablehabía un sitio vacío or sin ocupar en la mesa
on an empty stomachen ayunas, con el estómago vacío
empty vessels make the most noisemucho ruido y pocas nueces
2. (= meaningless) [threat, promise, dream] → vano; [words, rhetoric] → hueco, vacío; [exercise] → inútil; [life] → sin sentido, vacío
it's an empty gesturees un gesto vacío
she felt trapped in an empty marriagese sentía atrapada en una relación matrimonial vacía
his promises were just so much empty talksus promesas no eran más que palabras huecas or vanas
my life is empty without youmi vida no tiene sentido sin tí
3. (= numb) [person] → vacío; [feeling] → de vacío
when I heard the news I felt emptycuando me enteré de la noticia me sentí vacío
B. N
1. (usu pl) (= empty bottle) → envase m (vacío), casco m (vacío); (= empty glass) → vaso m (vacío)
2. (Aut)
the car was running on emptyel coche estaba con el depósito vacío
I was running on empty (fig) → no me quedaba energía
C. VT [+ container, tank, glass, plate] → vaciar
television has emptied the cinemasla televisión ha dejado los cines vacíos
I emptied the dirty water down the draintiré el agua sucia por el sumidero
she emptied the ashtray into the binvació el cenicero en el cubo de la basura
we emptied the cupboards of junkvaciamos los armarios de trastos
he emptied the gun of bulletsdescargó la pistola
I tried to empty my mind of distractionsintenté vaciar la mente de distracciones
I emptied the contents of the bag onto the bedvacié la bolsa en la cama
to empty out one's pocketsvaciarse los bolsillos
he emptied the water out of his bootsse sacó el agua de las botas
D. VI
1. (= become empty) [room, building, theatre, bath] → vaciarse; [street] → quedarse desierto, vaciarse; [train, coach, plane] → quedarse vacío, vaciarse
the auditorium quickly emptied of studentslos estudiantes desalojaron el auditorio rápidamente
2. (= flow)
to empty into sth [river] → desembocar en algo

empty

[ˈɛmpti]
adj
(= containing nothing) [container, bottle, glass, plate, pockets] → vide; [space, room, house, seat] → vide; [street, area] → désert(e)
empty of → vide de
to stand empty [house, building] → être vide
on an empty stomach → à jeun
(= unfulfilled) [threat, promise, words] → en l'air, vain(e)
an empty gesture → un geste vide de sens
(= pointless, life, days) → vide
an empty feeling → un sentiment de vide
to feel empty [person] → se sentir vide
empty of hope → sans espoir
empty of meaning → vide de sens
vt
[+ container, ashtray, bin, glass] → vider; [+ room] → vider
to empty one's pockets → vider ses poches
to empty one's mind → se vider la tête, se vider l'esprit
to empty one's bladder → se vider la vessie
[+ solid contents] → vider; [+ liquid contents] → verser
to empty sth into sth (= pour out) → verser qch dans qch
vi
[room, hall, stadium] → se vider
[liquid] → s'écouler
to empty into [river] → se jeter dans, se déverser dans
n (= bottle) → bouteille f vide
empty out
vt sepviderempty-handed [ˌɛmptiˈhændɪd] adjles mains vides
to go away empty-handed → partir les mains vides
to return empty-handed → revenir les mains vides, revenir bredouilleempty-headed [ˌɛmptiˈhɛdɪd] adjécervelé(e)

empty

adj (+er)
leer; (= unoccupied) houseleer stehend attr; seat, chair, space, placefrei; apart from them the room was emptyaußer ihnen war niemand im Zimmer; there were no empty seats on the busim Bus waren keine Plätze frei; she was staring into empty spacesie starrte ins Leere; the house was just an empty shelldas Haus bestand nur aus nackten Mauern; on an empty stomachmit leerem Magen; take drug, drink alcoholauf leeren Magen; to be running on empty (person, organization etc) → am Ende sein; my car is running on emptyich habe kein Benzin mehr; empty vessels make the most sound (Prov) → die am wenigsten zu sagen haben, reden am meisten ? also empty-headed, empty-handed
(= devoid) the parks are empty of childrenin den Parks sind keine Kinder; she was left empty of feelingsie hatte keine Gefühle mehr; a sentence empty of senseein sinnloser Satz; empty of all expressionvöllig ausdruckslos
(fig: = meaningless, dreary) words, phrase, marriage, gesture, promise, threat, feelingleer; dream, hopeverloren; life, days, weeksleer, unausgefüllt; (= expressionless) face, expression, eyesleer, ausdruckslos; empty rhetoricleeres Gerede; an empty exerciseeine leere Formalität; to feel emptyein leeres Gefühl or ein Gefühl ntder Leere haben; that empty feelingdieses leere Gefühl, dieses Gefühl der Leere
n usu pl emptiesLeergut nt
vt
leeren; container(ent)leeren; box, roomausräumen; houseräumen; glass, bottleleeren; (by drinking) → austrinken; pond, tankablassen, leeren; lorryabladen; her singing emptied the hall in ten minutes flatmit ihrem Singen schaffte sie es, dass der Saal innerhalb von zehn Minuten leer war; the burglars emptied the shopdie Einbrecher haben den Laden ausgeräumt
(= pour) liquid, contentsausgießen, leeren; he emptied it into another containerer goss es in ein anderes Gefäß um
vi (water)auslaufen, abfließen; (rivers)münden, sich ergießen (liter) (→ into in +acc); (theatre, streets)sich leeren; the sink is not emptying properlyder Ausguss läuft nicht richtig ab

empty

:
empty-handed
empty-headed
adjstrohdumm; she’s an empty girlsie hat Stroh im Kopf
empty nesters
pl Eltern, deren Kinder erwachsen und aus dem Haus sind
empty nest syndrome
n Syndrom bei Eltern, wenn ihre Kinder (erwachsen und) aus dem Haus sind

empty

[ˈɛmptɪ]
1. (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) adj (gen) → vuoto/a; (street, area) → deserto/a; (post) → vacante (fig) (threat, promise) → vano/a; (words) → vacuo/a, privo/a di significato
on an empty stomach → a stomaco vuoto
2. vt (contents, container) → vuotare; (liquid) → versare
to empty (out) one's pockets → vuotarsi le tasche
to empty a liquid from or out of sth into sth → travasare un liquido da qc in qc
she emptied everything out of her bag onto the bed → ha rovesciato sul letto il contenuto della borsa
3. vi (room, container) → vuotarsi; (liquid) → scaricarsi; (river) to empty intogettarsi in

empty

(ˈempti) adjective
1. having nothing inside. an empty box; an empty cup.
2. unoccupied. an empty house.
3. (with of) completely without. a street quite empty of people.
4. having no practical result; (likely to be) unfulfilled. empty threats.
verb
1. to make or become empty. He emptied the jug; The cinema emptied quickly at 10.30; He emptied out his pockets.
2. to tip, pour, or fall out of a container. She emptied the milk into a pan; The rubbish emptied on to the ground.
noun
an empty bottle etc. Take the empties back to the shop.
ˈemptiness noun
ˌempty-ˈhanded adjective
carrying nothing. I went to collect my wages but returned empty-handed.
ˌempty-ˈheaded adjective
brainless. an empty-headed young girl.

empty

خالٍ, يُفْرِغُ prázdný, vyprázdnit tom, tømme entleeren, leer αδειάζω, άδειος vaciar, vacío tyhjä, tyhjentää vide, vider isprazniti, prazan svuotare, vuoto 空にする, 空の (든 것을) 비우다, 빈 leeg, legen tom, tømme opróżnić, pusty esvaziar, vazio опорожнять, пустой tom, tömma ทำให้ว่างเปล่า, ว่างเปล่า boş, boşaltmak dốc ra, trống rỗng 倒空, 空的

empty

a. vacío-a, desocupado-a;
v. vaciar, desocupar;
to ___ itselfvaciarse, desocuparse.

empty

adj vacío; on an — stomach en ayunas; vt (pret & pp -tied) vaciar; to empty one’s bladder..vaciar la vejiga
References in classic literature ?
The hall was empty, and they had a grand polka, for Laurie danced well, and taught her the German step, which delighted Jo, being full of swing and spring.
He smoked a cob pipe and after his wife's death sat all day in his empty office close by a window that was covered with cobwebs.
The immigrants rumbled off into the empty darkness, and we followed them.
Arobin asked permission to enter for a second to light his cigarette--his match safe was empty.
A desperate and fruitless struggle to recover the branch succeeded, and then the savage was seen for a fleeting instant, grasping wildly at the empty air.
There was some legal trouble, I believe, something about the heirs and coheirs; anyhow, the place has been empty for years.
Only a few wayfarers lifted their heads lazily as the coach rattled by, crossing the deserted square littered with empty boxes, and gliding past empty cabins or vacant shop windows, from which not only familiar faces, but even the window sashes themselves, were gone.
Neither was the little old shop any longer empty of merchantable goods.
I preternaturally listened; I figured to myself what might portentously be; I wondered if his bed were also empty and he too were secretly at watch.
I entered an empty lecture-room one day just before the clock struck.
This morning, when her sister went into her room, it was empty, and a note in her handwriting, addressed to Norah, was lying on the dressing-table.
At the end of a week the big house full of beds was half empty.