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Meaning & Definition of Empty in English

English

Empty

/ɛmpti/

noun

1. A container that has been emptied

  • "Return all empties to the store"
    synonym:
  • empty

verb

1. Make void or empty of contents

  • "Empty the box"
  • "The alarm emptied the building"
    synonym:
  • empty

2. Become empty or void of its content

  • "The room emptied"
    synonym:
  • empty
  • ,
  • discharge

3. Leave behind empty

  • Move out of
  • "You must vacate your office by tonight"
    synonym:
  • vacate
  • ,
  • empty
  • ,
  • abandon

4. Remove

  • "Empty the water"
    synonym:
  • empty

5. Excrete or discharge from the body

    synonym:
  • evacuate
  • ,
  • void
  • ,
  • empty

adjective

1. Holding or containing nothing

  • "An empty glass"
  • "An empty room"
  • "Full of empty seats"
  • "Empty hours"
    synonym:
  • empty

2. Devoid of significance or point

  • "Empty promises"
  • "A hollow victory"
  • "Vacuous comments"
    synonym:
  • empty
  • ,
  • hollow
  • ,
  • vacuous

3. Needing nourishment

  • "After skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"
  • "Empty-bellied children"
    synonym:
  • empty
  • ,
  • empty-bellied

4. Emptied of emotion

  • "After the violent argument he felt empty"
    synonym:
  • empty

Examples of using

Life would be empty without you.
The house was empty.
It was empty.