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
Example sentences from the Web for empty
In the past few months, as the drums of violence have beaten, the hotels, bars, and restaurants of Beirut have become emptier.
Leaders of La Familia claim the group will stop attending games, which they say will leave the bleachers much emptier.Are Beitar Jerusalem's Racist Fans Ruining Israeli Soccer?|Orly Halpern|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Whether the stadium or the speech was emptier is the obvious question of the moment.Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney’s Tax-Plan Flim-Flam|Michael Tomasky|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I'd like to think the beaches and pools are a lot emptier for the day than they used to be.
Bare as the shop had looked when he first entered, he now saw it to be even emptier than he had thought.Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels|Mrs. Charles Bryce
The streets grew emptier: lights appeared behind blinds in upper windows, and only an occasional step sounded on the pavements.Dodo's Daughter|E. F. Benson
The further he drove upon his southwesterly course, the emptier were the well-known thoroughfares.The Shadow of the Rope|E. W. Hornung
That keg, when Harry had tilted it to give those few swallows to the passenger, had sounded alarmingly emptier than before.The Pike's Peak Rush|Edwin L. Sabin
The greater the number of hungry mouths, the emptier the stomachs, the more quickly would the "Class War" be precipitated.The Pivot of Civilization|Margaret Sanger
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