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.
SYNONYMS FOR empty
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Origin of empty
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OTHER WORDS FROM empty
How to use empty in a sentence
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
Elsewhere in Liberia, entire hospitals emptied out, patients, doctors, and nurses, all fleeing in fear of Ebola.‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband|Michael Daly|July 30, 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
And she emptied her pockets of all the letters, minus the envelopes, that Fleurette had written.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Joseph's brain emptied, fortunately; a man would not want to know that he was tacked to a chair, bleeding to death.
Taking off the lid she emptied its contents in a heap—silver and copper with one or two gold pieces intermixed—on the table.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
In the nine prisons of Paris these horrors continued unabated till they were emptied of their victims.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
When the guests are well emptied of theology, everyone takes his nightcap—the signal for breaking up.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
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