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empty

noun

1 empty

A container that has been emptied.



verb

1 empty

Make void or empty of contents.

Roget 638: spend, expend, use, consume, swallow up, exhaust; impoverish; spill, drain, empty; disperse etc. 73.    cast away, ... show more

Dutch: ledigen, leegmaken, legen, uithalen

2 empty

Become empty or void of its content.

synonym: discharge.

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more

Dutch: leeglopen

3 empty

Leave behind empty; move out of.

synonyms: abandon, vacate.

Roget 185: displace, misplace, displant, dislodge, disestablish; exile etc. (seclude) 893; ablegate, set aside, remove; take away, cart away; ... show more

4 empty

Remove.

5 empty

Excrete or discharge from the body.

synonyms: evacuate, void.

adjective

1 empty

Holding or containing nothing.

Roget 640: insufficient, inadequate; too little etc. 32; not enough etc. 639; unequal to; incompetent etc. (impotent) 158; weighed in the balance and found wanting;" ... show more

Roget 491: ignorant; nescient; unknowing, unaware, unacquainted, unapprised, unapprized, unwitting, unweeting, unconscious; witless, weetless; a stranger to; ... show more

Roget 645: useless, inutile, inefficacious, futile, unavailing, bootless; inoperative etc. 158; inadequate etc. (insufficient) 640; ... show more

Polish: nienapełniony, próżny, puściuteńki, puściutki, pusty

2 empty

Devoid of significance or force:
— Empty promises.

synonyms: hollow, vacuous.

Roget 187: absent, not present, away, nonresident, gone, from home; missing; lost; wanting; omitted; nowhere to be found; inexistence etc. ... show more

Roget 4: unsubstantial; baseless, groundless; ungrounded; without foundation, having no foundation.    visionary etc. (imaginary) 515; immaterial etc. 137; spectral ... show more

3 empty

Needing nourishment:
— After skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime.
— Empty-bellied children.

synonym: empty-bellied.

4 empty

Emptied of emotion.


Moby thesaurus: abandoned, absurd, aimless, airy, apparently sound, arid, asinine, awkward, banal, bare, barren, baseless, blah, bland, blank, blankminded, bleached, bleed, bloodless, blow ... show more.

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