part of speech: adjective
inflections: emptier, emptiest
definition 1: holding or containing nothing; without the usual contents.
- Please recycle the empty bottles.
synonyms: bare, vacant, void
definition 2: not occupied or used by people; vacant.
- The house will be empty while we are on vacation.
definition 3: without purpose, activity, or meaning.
- His life seemed empty after he retired.
synonyms: aimless, insignificant, worthless
part of speech: verb
inflections: empties, emptying, emptied
definition 1: to remove what is inside of; make empty.
- Did you empty the garbage can?
synonyms: discharge, unload
definition 2: to transfer.
- Empty the chopped nuts into the bowl.
synonyms: convey, move, transfer
definition 3: to become empty.
- The classroom emptied as soon as the bell rang.
definition 4: to flow or pour (often followed by “out”, “into”, or “onto”).
- The river empties into the lake.
derivations: emptily (adv.), emptiness (n.)
Empty is from aemetig, an Old English word that means “rest” or “leisure.” When truly at rest, you are emptied of worry or concern.