1. Containing nothing, or nothing but air; as an empty chest; empty space; an empty purse is a serious evil.
2. Evacuated; not filled; as empty shackles.
3. Unfurnished; as an empty room.
4. Void; devoid.
In civility thou seemest so empty
5. Void; destitute of solid matter; as empty air.
6. Destitute of force or effect; as empty words.
7. Unsubstantial; unsatisfactory; not able to fill the mind or the desires. The pleasures of life are empty and unsatisfying.
Pleased with empty praise.
8. Not supplied; having nothing to carry.
They beat him, and sent him away empty Mark 12:3.
My falcon now is sharp and passing empty
10. Unfurnished with intellect or knowledge; vacant of head; ignorant; as an empty coxcomb.
11. Unfruitful; producing nothing.
Israel is an empty vine. Hosca 10.
Seven empty ears blasted with the east wind. Genesis 41:27.
12. Wanting substance; wanting solidity; as empty dreams.
13. Destitute; waste; desolate.
Nineveh is empty Nahum 2.
14. Without effect.
The sword of Saul returned not empty 2 Samuel 1:22.
15. Without a cargo; in ballast; as, the ship returned empty
EMP'TY, verb transitive To exhaust; to make void or destitute; to deprive of the contents; as, to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern.
1. To pour out the contents.
The clouds empty themselves on the earth. Ecclesiastes 11:3.
Rivers empty themselves into the ocean.
2. To waste; to make desolate. Jeremiah 51:2.
EMP'TY, verb intransitive To pour out or discharge its contents.
The Connecticut empties into the Sound.
1. To become empty