a container that has been emptied
"return all empties to the store"
overloaded, awash(p), ladened, chock-full, flooded, weighed down, air-filled, untouched, inundated, brimful, meaningful, riddled, afloat(p), sperm-filled, replete(p), overflowing, glutted, pregnant, overladen, fraught(p), untasted, instinct(p), chuck-full, chockablock(p), well-lined, stuffed, engorged, filled, chockful, gas-filled, congested, brimming, overfull, thirsty, heavy, full, loaded, choke-full, laden, egg-filled, brimfull, cram full, undrained, fill, fill up, make full
holding or containing nothing
"an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
chock-full, choke-full, chuck-full, chockful, full, overfull, chockablock(p), well-lined, overladen, filled, untasted, overloaded, stuffed, brimming, ladened, overflowing, congested, heavy, undrained, weighed down, awash(p), brimfull, riddled, fraught(p), sperm-filled, pregnant, replete(p), meaningful, egg-filled, laden, inundated, thirsty, untouched, loaded, engorged, glutted, brimful, flooded, instinct(p), gas-filled, air-filled, afloat(p), cram full, fill up, fill, make full
empty, hollow, vacuous(adj)
devoid of significance or point
"empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"
awash(p), laden, glutted, meaningful, untouched, chuck-full, congested, loaded, well-lined, chockful, riddled, overladen, sperm-filled, choke-full, overloaded, chockablock(p), weighed down, filled, thirsty, brimful, replete(p), chock-full, pregnant, instinct(p), undrained, afloat(p), inundated, fraught(p), cram full, ladened, heavy, air-filled, overflowing, full, stuffed, brimfull, overfull, flooded, engorged, untasted, brimming, gas-filled, egg-filled, fill up, make full, fill
"after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children"
replete(p), stuffed, chockablock(p), chock-full, brimming, afloat(p), untouched, loaded, untasted, thirsty, egg-filled, fraught(p), gas-filled, ladened, well-lined, chockful, riddled, glutted, air-filled, engorged, full, inundated, filled, congested, brimfull, overflowing, weighed down, instinct(p), flooded, overladen, heavy, pregnant, overloaded, choke-full, meaningful, undrained, overfull, brimful, laden, sperm-filled, cram full, awash(p), chuck-full, fill up, fill, make full
emptied of emotion
"after the violent argument he felt empty"
overladen, engorged, untouched, untasted, overfull, riddled, thirsty, pregnant, chock-full, ladened, filled, sperm-filled, chockablock(p), brimming, chockful, fraught(p), choke-full, air-filled, afloat(p), stuffed, glutted, inundated, instinct(p), cram full, heavy, well-lined, meaningful, undrained, brimfull, brimful, chuck-full, gas-filled, full, congested, weighed down, loaded, awash(p), flooded, overflowing, egg-filled, replete(p), overloaded, laden, fill, fill up, make full
make void or empty of contents
"Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
thirsty, brimful, overloaded, ladened, well-lined, inundated, congested, chockablock(p), untasted, brimming, meaningful, sperm-filled, replete(p), afloat(p), overladen, weighed down, chockful, air-filled, egg-filled, laden, pregnant, stuffed, full, gas-filled, chock-full, untouched, cram full, glutted, instinct(p), loaded, overflowing, riddled, engorged, awash(p), undrained, fraught(p), heavy, choke-full, chuck-full, filled, overfull, flooded, brimfull, fill, fill up, make full
become empty or void of its content
"The room emptied"
exhaust, assoil, expel, abandon, dispatch, vacate, clear, acquit, discharge, release, evacuate, put down, eject, exonerate, drop, muster out, complete, exculpate, drop off, set down, go off, unload, void, fire, free
choke-full, riddled, overloaded, stuffed, flooded, gas-filled, heavy, chockful, filled, overflowing, meaningful, cram full, sperm-filled, pregnant, egg-filled, overladen, fraught(p), replete(p), glutted, loaded, instinct(p), inundated, laden, congested, engorged, ladened, full, untouched, overfull, afloat(p), brimfull, well-lined, chock-full, awash(p), brimful, thirsty, brimming, air-filled, undrained, untasted, chuck-full, chockablock(p), weighed down, fill, fill up, make full
vacate, empty, abandon(verb)
leave behind empty; move out of
"You must vacate your office by tonight"
thirsty, chock-full, overladen, fraught(p), meaningful, afloat(p), weighed down, engorged, congested, riddled, undrained, flooded, ladened, awash(p), choke-full, full, overfull, stuffed, brimful, untasted, well-lined, air-filled, gas-filled, filled, heavy, pregnant, laden, overflowing, untouched, overloaded, chockablock(p), sperm-filled, inundated, brimming, egg-filled, cram full, instinct(p), chuck-full, glutted, replete(p), chockful, brimfull, loaded, fill up, fill, make full
"Empty the water"
full, air-filled, afloat(p), replete(p), overflowing, stuffed, choke-full, laden, untasted, chuck-full, chock-full, brimming, egg-filled, untouched, thirsty, weighed down, overfull, glutted, congested, fraught(p), inundated, flooded, overladen, ladened, sperm-filled, loaded, meaningful, gas-filled, heavy, chockablock(p), chockful, overloaded, well-lined, awash(p), undrained, pregnant, riddled, brimful, cram full, engorged, instinct(p), brimfull, filled, fill, make full, fill up
evacuate, void, empty(verb)
excrete or discharge from the body
heavy, overfull, awash(p), thirsty, ladened, air-filled, chockablock(p), undrained, congested, brimful, inundated, riddled, sperm-filled, untouched, instinct(p), full, fraught(p), afloat(p), well-lined, filled, meaningful, brimming, choke-full, egg-filled, weighed down, replete(p), gas-filled, stuffed, chock-full, brimfull, loaded, cram full, untasted, engorged, chuck-full, laden, overladen, pregnant, chockful, glutted, overflowing, flooded, overloaded, fill up, make full, fill
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is empty which contains nothing; that is vacant which is without that which has filled or might be expected to fill it; vacant has extensive reference to rights or possibilities of occupancy. A vacant room may not be empty, and an empty house may not be vacant. Vacant, as derived from the Latin, is applied to things of some dignity; empty, from the Saxon, is preferred in speaking of slight, common, or homely matters, tho it may be applied with special force to the highest; we speak of empty space, a vacant lot, an empty dish, an empty sleeve, a vacant mind, an empty heart, an empty boast, a vacant office, a vacant or leisure hour. Void and devoid are rarely used in the literal sense, but for the most part confined to abstract relations, devoid being followed by of, and having with that addition the effect of a prepositional phrase; as, the article is devoid of sense; the contract is void for want of consideration. Waste, in this connection, applies to that which is made so by devastation or ruin, or gives an impression of desolation, especially as combined with vastness, probably from association of the words waste and vast: waste is applied also to uncultivated or unproductive land, if of considerable extent; we speak of a waste track or region, but not of a waste city lot. Vacuous refers to the condition of being empty or vacant, regarded as continuous or characteristic.
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vacant, void, clear, unencumbered, unobstructed, unoccupied, waste, uninhabited, unfrequented, devoid, vacuous, destitute, unulled, unfurnished, untenanted, evacuated, deficient, weak, billy, idle, senseless
wasteland; has no sight of plants, water, or any form of living things; lifeless
"the barren wasteland was dry and lifeless"
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How to use empty in a sentence?
When we examined her stomach, small, intestine and large intestine, all of them were empty, there was no fat tissue on this baby.
Those who worry about the glass being "half-full or half-empty" often miss out on two important points: (a) the glass is always re-fillable, and (b) there's always a full pitcher around to refill the empty and half-filled glasses, over and over again. In my view, Life offers you millions of opportunities in a pitcher, besides what you already have in your hands. So be smart, grab that full pitcher, continue to refill the glass whenever necessary, and enjoy the party.
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dreamFor the soul is dead that slumbers,and things are not what they seem.Life is real Life is earnestAnd the grave is not its goalDust thou art to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the soul.
If nature made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart. And though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that.
Allowing your children empty calorie sweets, like Oreos, on occasion is perfectly fine and does not make you a horrible parent.
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- فارغ, فرغArabic
- puç, xali, boşAzerbaijani
- изпразвам, празенBulgarian
- goullo, goullonderiñBreton
- buit, buidarCatalan, Valencian
- prázdný, vyprázdnitCzech
- coeg, gwagWelsh
- tømme, tomDanish
- leer, leeren, entleeren, ausleerenGerman
- αδειάζω, κενός, άδειοςGreek
- malplenigi, malplenaEsperanto
- vaciar, vacíoSpanish
- خالی, تهی, پوچ, خالی کردنPersian
- tyhjä, tyhjentääFinnish
- tómur, tømaFaroese
- vide, viderFrench
- falamh, fàsScottish Gaelic
- casco, baleiro, oco, van, baleirarGalician
- ख़ाली करना, ख़ाली, रिक्त, छूछाHindi
- պարապ, դատարկել, թափելArmenian
- vakua, vakuigarIdo
- tæma, tómurIcelandic
- vuotare, vuotoItalian
- 空, 空にする, 空っぽJapanese
- бос, құрKazakh
- ទទេ, ទំនេរKhmer
- 비다, 비우다Korean
- بهتاڵ, valaKurdish
- куру, бошKyrgyz
- eidelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ຫວ່າງ, ເວົ່າLao
- kautahanga, whakapiakoMāori
- leeg, leegmaken, legenDutch
- tom, tømmeNorwegian
- vuòg, vuèg, void, voidarOccitan
- pusty, próżny, opróżnićPolish
- casco, vazio, esvaziarPortuguese
- deșert, golit, gol, deșerta, liber, vid, goli, descărcaRomanian
- опустошить, пустой, порожний, опустошать, опорожнять, опорожнитьRussian
- празан, prazan, испразнити, ispráznitiSerbo-Croatian
- prazen, pust, prazniti, izpraznitiSlovene
- tömma, tomflaska, tomglas, tomSwedish
- ఒట్టి, ఖాళీTelugu
- тиҳӣ, холӣTajik
- หว่า, ว้างThai
- порожній, пустийUkrainian
- خالی کرنا, خالی, چھوچھاUrdu
- tẩy trống, tẩy sạchVietnamese
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