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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empty  \Emp"ty\  (?;  215),  a.  [Compar.  {Emptier};  superl. 
  {Emptiest}.]  [AS.  emtig  [ae]mtig,  [ae]metig,  fr  [ae]mta, 
  [ae]metta,  quiet,  leisure,  rest;  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  G. 
  emsig  busy.] 
  1.  Containing  nothing;  not  holding  or  having  anything  within; 
  void  of  contents  or  appropriate  contents;  not  filled;  -- 
  said  of  an  inclosure,  as  a  box,  room  house,  etc.;  as  an 
  empty  chest,  room  purse,  or  pitcher;  an  empty  stomach; 
  empty  shackles. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empty  \Emp"ty\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  discharge  itself  as  a  river  empties  into  the  ocean. 
 
  2.  To  become  empty.  ``The  chapel  empties.''  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empty  \Emp"ty\,  n.;  pl  {Empties}. 
  An  empty  box,  crate,  cask,  etc.;  --  used  in  commerce,  esp.  in 
  transportation  of  freight;  as  ``special  rates  for  empties.'' 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empty  \Emp"ty\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Emptied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Emptying}.] 
  To  deprive  of  the  contents;  to  exhaust;  to  make  void  or 
  destitute;  to  make  vacant;  to  pour  out  to  discharge;  as  to 
  empty  a  vessel;  to  empty  a  well  or  a  cistern. 
 
  The  clouds  .  .  .  empty  themselves  upon  the  earth. 
  --Eccl.  xi  3. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  empty 
  adj  1:  holding  or  containing  nothing;  "an  empty  glass";  "an  empty 
  room";  "full  of  empty  seats";  "empty  hours"  [ant:  {full}] 
  2:  devoid  of  significance  or  point;  "empty  promises";  "a  hollow 
  victory";  "vacuous  comments"  [syn:  {hollow},  {vacuous}] 
  3:  having  nothing  inside;  "an  empty  sphere" 
  4:  needing  nourishment;  "after  skipped  lunch  the  men  were  empty 
  by  suppertime";  "empty-bellied  children"  [syn:  {empty-bellied}] 
  5:  emptied  of  emotion;  "after  the  violent  argument  he  felt 
  empty" 
  n  :  a  container  that  has  been  emptied;  "return  all  empties  to 
  the  store" 
  v  1:  make  void  or  empty  of  contents;  "Empty  the  box";  "The  alarm 
  emptied  the  building"  [ant:  {fill}] 
  2:  become  empty  or  void  of  its  content;  "The  room  emptied" 
  [syn:  {discharge}]  [ant:  {fill}] 
  3:  leave  behind  empty;  move  out  of  "You  must  vacate  your 
  office  by  tonight"  [syn:  {vacate},  {abandon}] 
  4:  remove;  "Empty  the  water" 
  5:  excrete  or  discharge  from  the  body  [syn:  {evacuate},  {void}, 
  {eliminate}] 




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