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empty - Dictionary definition and meaning for word empty

Definition
(noun) a container that has been emptied
Example Sentence
  • return all empties to the store

Definition
(verb) make void or empty of contents
Example Sentence
  • Empty the box
  • The alarm emptied the building

Definition
(verb) become empty or void of its content
Synonyms : discharge
Example Sentence
  • The room emptied

Definition
(verb) leave behind empty; move out of
Synonyms : abandon , vacate
Example Sentence
  • You must vacate your office by tonight

Definition
(verb) remove
Example Sentence
  • Empty the water

Definition
(verb) excrete or discharge from the body
Synonyms : evacuate , void

Definition
(adj) holding or containing nothing
Example Sentence
  • an empty glass
  • an empty room
  • full of empty seats
  • empty hours

Definition
(adj) devoid of significance or point
Synonyms : hollow , vacuous
Example Sentence
  • empty promises
  • a hollow victory
  • vacuous comments

Definition
(adj) needing nourishment
Synonyms : empty-bellied
Example Sentence
  • after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime
  • empty-bellied children

Definition
(adj) emptied of emotion
Example Sentence
  • after the violent argument he felt empty

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