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English adjective: empty

1. empty holding or containing nothing


SamplesAn empty glass.
An empty room.
Full of empty seats.
Empty hours.


Similarbare, blank, clean, empty-handed, glassy, glazed, lifeless, looted, pillaged, plundered, ransacked, stripped, vacant, vacant, vacuous, void, white


Attributefullness


Antonymsfull

2. empty devoid of significance or point


SamplesEmpty promises.
A hollow victory.
Vacuous comments.


Synonymshollow, vacuous


Similarmeaningless, nonmeaningful


Antonymsmeaningful

3. empty needing nourishment


SamplesAfter skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime.
Empty-bellied children.


Synonymsempty-bellied


Similarhungry


Antonymsthirsty

4. empty emptied of emotion


SamplesAfter the violent argument he felt empty.


Similardrained


Antonymsundrained


English noun: empty

1. empty (artifact) a container that has been emptied


SamplesReturn all empties to the store.


Broader (hypernym)container


English verb: empty

1. empty (change) make void or empty of contents


SamplesEmpty the box.
The alarm emptied the building.


ExamplesThey empty the sink of water


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bail, bleed, clean out, clear, clear, clear out, core out, drain, evacuate, evacuate, eviscerate, exhaust, gut, hollow, hollow out, knock out, void


Causedischarge, empty


Antonymsfill, fill up, make full

2. empty (change) become empty or void of its content


SamplesThe room emptied.


Synonymsdischarge


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)flow away, flow off


Antonymsfill, fill up

3. empty (motion) leave behind empty; move out of


SamplesYou must vacate your office by tonight.


Synonymsabandon, vacate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave

4. empty (contact) remove


SamplesEmpty the water.


ExamplesThey empty the water from the sink


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)offload, unlade, unload

5. empty (body) excrete or discharge from the body


Synonymsevacuate, void


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Narrower (hyponym)suction









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