HyperDic: empty

English > 10 senses of the word empty:
ADJECTIVEallemptyholding or containing nothing
allempty, hollow, vacuousdevoid of significance or point
allempty, empty-belliedneeding nourishment
allemptyemptied of emotion
VERBchangeemptymake void or empty of contents
changeempty, dischargebecome empty or void of its content
motionempty, vacate, abandonleave behind empty
contactemptyremove
bodyempty, evacuate, voidexcrete or discharge from the body
NOUNartifactemptya container that has been emptied
empty > pronunciation
Soundseh'mptiy; eh'mtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > empty: 10 senses > adjective 1
Meaningholding or containing nothing.
Examples
  • "an empty glass"
  • "an empty room"
  • "full of empty seats"
  • "empty hours"
Attribute offullnessThe condition of being filled to capacity
Narrowerbare, strippedHaving everything extraneous removed including contents
blank, clean, whitevoid of expression
empty-handedcarrying nothing in the hands
glassy, glazed(used of eyes) lacking liveliness
lifelessDestitute or having been emptied of life or living beings
looted, pillaged, plundered, ransackedwrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value
vacantWithout an occupant or incumbent
vacantvoid of thought or knowledge
vacuousDevoid of matter
voidContaining nothing
See alsohollownot solid
OppositefullContaining as much or as many as is possible or normal
Spanishvacío
Catalanbuit
Nounsemptinessthe state of containing nothing
English > empty: 10 senses > adjective 2
MeaningDevoid of significance or point.
Example"empty promises"
Synonymshollow, vacuous
Broadermeaningless, nonmeaningfulHaving no meaning / meaning or direction or purpose
Spanishvacío, vano
Catalanbuit, va
Nounsemptinessthe quality of being valueless or futile
English > empty: 10 senses > adjective 3
MeaningNeeding nourishment.
Examples
  • "after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"
  • "empty-bellied children"
Synonymempty-bellied
BroaderhungryFeeling hunger
Nounsemptinesshaving an empty stomach
English > empty: 10 senses > adjective 4
MeaningEmptied of emotion.
Example"after the violent argument he felt empty"
BroaderdrainedEmptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid / liquid)
Nounsemptinessthe state of containing nothing
English > empty: 10 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA container that has been emptied.
BroadercontainerAny 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)
Spanishcasco, cascos, envase, envases
Catalanenvàs
Verbsemptybecome empty or void of its content
emptymake void or empty of contents
emptyremove
English > empty: 10 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake void or empty of contents.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey empty the sink of water
Example"Empty the box"
Cause toempty, dischargeBecome empty or void of its content
NarrowerbailEmpty (a vessel) by bailing
bleeddrain of liquid / liquid or steam
clean out, clear outEmpty completely
clearRemove the occupants of
clearRid of instructions or data
drainEmpty of liquid / liquid
evacuateEmpty completely
evacuatecreate a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)
eviscerateRemove the contents of
exhaustuse up the whole supply of
gutEmpty completely
hollow, hollow out, core outRemove the interior of
knock outEmpty (as of tobacco) by knocking out
voidClear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositefill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
Spanishvaciar
Catalanabocar, buidar-se, buidar, desallotjar, descarregar, desguassar, evacuar, vessar-se, vessar
Nounsemptya container that has been emptied
emptyingthe act of removing the contents of something
English > empty: 10 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome empty or void of its content.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymdischarge
Caused byemptymake void or empty of contents
Narrowerflow away, flow offflow off or away gradually
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositefill, fill upBecome full
Spanishdesalojar, descargarse, descargar, desocupar, vaciar
Catalanbuidar, desallotjar, descarregar-se, descarregar, desocupar
Nounsemptya container that has been emptied
English > empty: 10 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningleave behind empty; move out of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsvacate, abandon
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Spanishabandonar, desalojar, evacuar
Catalanabandonar, desallotjar, evacuar
English > empty: 10 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningRemove.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey empty the water from the sink
Example"Empty the water"
Narrowerunload, unlade, offloadTake the load off (a container or vehicle)
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Nounsemptya container that has been emptied
emptyingthe act of removing the contents of something
English > empty: 10 senses > verb 5, body
Meaningexcrete or discharge from the body.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsevacuate, void
Caused bypurgeexcrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)
NarrowersuctionEmpty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction
Broaderexcrete, egest, eliminate, passEliminate from the body
Spanisharrojar, echar, evacuar
Catalanevacuar, treure

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