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.
Origin of empty
SYNONYMS FOR empty
Examples from the Web for emptying
Brabner talked about the “MTV people” coming to Cleveland to get pictures of Pekar emptying the garbage and going bowling.
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
He poured a full glass in front of him, emptying his bottle.
He backpedaled up the steep stairs, so he could face the enemy while emptying his AK-47 into the pursuing assailants.The First American: Excerpt from Henry Crumpton’s ‘The Art of Intelligence’|Henry A. Crumpton|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Blowing off a boiler is emptying it entirely, as for examining the whole interior of the boiler.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
We will put a little water in one of the tins after emptying it through a little hole.Atlantida|Pierre Benoit
The employment during the day was emptying the troughs and chopping wood to supply the fires.The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)|George Warburton
The emptying of a dilated stomach by means of a stomach-tube will sometimes bring to prominence a gastric tumor.
"Seems Surprise Lake is becoming populous," Smoke complained, emptying the coffee-pot.Smoke Bellew|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for emptying
adjective -tier or -tiest
verb -ties, -tying or -tied
noun plural -ties
Derived Formsemptiable, adjectiveemptier, nounemptily, adverbemptiness, noun
Word Origin for empty
Idioms and Phrases with emptying
In addition to the idioms beginning with empty
- empty calories
- empty nest
- empty suit
- glass is half full (half empty)
- running on empty