empty: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (emp'tē), [key]
— adj., v., n., pl. -ti•er, -ti•est, -tied, -ty•ing, -ties.
- containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents: an empty bottle.
- vacant; unoccupied: an empty house.
- without cargo or load: an empty wagon.
- destitute of people or human activity: We walked along the empty streets of the city at night.
- destitute of some quality or qualities; devoid (usually fol. by of&hasp;): Theirs is a life now empty of happiness.
- without force, effect, or significance; hollow; meaningless: empty compliments; empty pleasures.
- not employed in useful activity or work; idle: empty summer days.
- (of a set) containing no elements; null; void.
- hungry: I'm feeling rather empty —let's have lunch.
- without knowledge or sense; frivolous; foolish: an empty head.
- completely spent of emotion: The experience had left him with an empty heart.
- to make empty; deprive of contents; discharge the contents of: to empty a bucket.
- to discharge (contents): to empty the water out of a bucket.
- to become empty: The room emptied rapidly after the lecture.
- to discharge contents, as a river: The river empties into the sea.
- something that is empty, as a box, bottle, or can: Throw the empties into the waste bin.
- empty (Thesaurus)