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
synonym study for empty
OTHER WORDS FROM empty
Example sentences from the Web for empty
Brabner talked about the “MTV people” coming to Cleveland to get pictures of Pekar emptying the garbage and going bowling.
A small stream flows from high up in the Korengal and meanders down through the valley before emptying into the Pech River.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It did little to stop this juggernaut, as the Chiefs racked up another 47 points in the second half, despite emptying their bench.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I used to fantasize about emptying his Smirnoff bottle in the kitchen sink and filling it back up with water.
The 27-year-old was in her element at the bash, spraying cans of Lone Star beer at the crowd and emptying a few water bottles.Lady Gaga at SXSW: Vomit, Sausage Fellatio, and a Moving Speech for Victims of the Auto Tragedy|Marlow Stern|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, youth; be of good cheer—He, who has little, has little to lose; and a soldier's pocket is seldom much lighter for emptying.The Battle of Hexham;|George Colman
"We're using up our reserve supply," said Clip, while they were emptying the canteens into the tanks.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
It skirts the base of some low hills and flows nearly south in emptying into the Kanawha.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
So from thence home, where my house of office was emptying, and I find they will do, it with much more cleanness than I expected.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
It has emptying into it several small rivers navigable for 100 miles and upward.
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