adjective, emp·ti·er, emp·ti·est.
verb (used with object), emp·tied, emp·ty·ing.
verb (used without object), emp·tied, emp·ty·ing.
noun, plural emp·ties.
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Origin of empty
SYNONYMS FOR empty
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OTHER WORDS FROM empty
Example sentences from the Web for empty
While the others ordered sundaes, I emptied my pockets into the game.
Ibrahim Hijazi walked me through his barren house, emptied ahead of the demolition.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge|Creede Newton|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then there is the Effie who emptied one of their bank accounts because she “liked to shop and look nice.”
He took another drink, looked at the glass, then emptied it.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How much innocent blood would have been emptied onto Southern streets?
"Well," she said, "here's the money," and emptied it out on the table.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
Whereupon they emptied their glasses and sat down, and the soldier rose to his feet.Tales of Fantasy and Fact|Brander Matthews
They emptied their rifles at them, and the things came rolling on.
Enguerrand had his means of spending pocket-money, I mine; but it came to the same thing,—the pockets were emptied.The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
First he emptied the powder out of the cartridges into a tray and kept the bullets.The Animal Story Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for empty
adjective -tier or -tiest
verb -ties, -tying or -tied
noun plural -ties
Derived forms of emptyemptiable, adjectiveemptier, nounemptily, adverbemptiness, noun
Word Origin for empty
Idioms and Phrases with empty
In addition to the idioms beginning with empty
- empty calories
- empty nest
- empty suit
- glass is half full (half empty)
- running on empty