empty empty  /ˈɛmpti/


  1. (n) a container that has been emptied
  2. (v) make void or empty of contents
  3. (v) become empty or void of its content
  4. (v) leave behind empty; move out of
  5. (v) remove
  6. (v) excrete or discharge from the body
  7. (adj) holding or containing nothing
  8. (adj) devoid of significance or point
  9. (adj) needing nourishment
  10. (adj) emptied of emotion


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  1. Scientists find an enormous empty swath in space.
  2. Though creative cities will grow more attractive for empty-nest -retirees and young graduates alike, we won't all be moving to New York.


  1. Vero Council concerned historic diesel plant still empty

    VERO BEACH — The old diesel power plant — the city’s oldest municipal building — sits empty on 19th Place and 12th Court, just off State Road 60 in downtown Vero Beach.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Indian River Press Journal

  2. Hoffa hunt comes up empty

    The search in a field near Detroit for ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa ended like all the others -- with the feds walking away empty-handed. FULL STORY
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Empty out dog dishes, bird baths to avoid West Nile

    Empty out dog dishes, bird baths to avoid West Nile Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2013 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 12:28 pm, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 The Jefferson County Mosquito Control District is successfully swatting mosquitoes that could be carrying the West Nile virus while other counties ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise


  1. "Malia's friend had dropped off an album of the two of them. They've been friends since preschool. I just looked through the pages, the house was empty. It was a little tough," Obama said.
    on Jan 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South African minister of environmental affairs and tourism, said "As it is expressed in the G8 statement, the long term goal is an empty slogan.To be meaningful and credible, a long term goal must have a base year, it must...
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Marthinus van Schalkwyk Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "I was on [empty]," Bryant said. "Man, I was really, really tired and the more I tried to push, the more it kept getting away from me. I'm just glad my teammates got us back in the game."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Kobe Bryant Source: New York Post

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