Associations to the word «Empty»

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EMPTY, adjective. Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.
EMPTY, adjective. (computing) (programming) Containing no elements (as of a string or array), opposed to being null (having no valid value).
EMPTY, adjective. (obsolete) Free; clear; devoid; often with of.
EMPTY, adjective. Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
EMPTY, adjective. Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; said of language.
EMPTY, adjective. Unable to satisfy; hollow; vain.
EMPTY, adjective. Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial.
EMPTY, adjective. (obsolete) Producing nothing; unfruitful; said of a plant or tree.
EMPTY, adjective. Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy.
EMPTY, verb. (transitive) (ergative) To make empty; to void; to remove the contents of.
EMPTY, noun. A container, especially a bottle, whose contents have been used up, leaving it empty.
EMPTY BASE, noun. (baseball) A base without a runner on it.
EMPTY CALORIE, noun. A calorie derived from food that supplies food energy but little or no other nutrition.
EMPTY CALORIES, noun. Plural of empty calorie
EMPTY CHAIR, noun. (psychotherapy) A chair which is used to personify the client's object of conflict
EMPTY CHAIR, noun. (debating) Providing an empty podium in the case of a participants withdrawal or absence from a debate.
EMPTY COACHING STOCK, adjective. (rail transport) A passenger train movement carried out without passengers on board; usually between a station and a siding or depot. Abbreviated as ECS
EMPTY COACHING STOCK, noun. (rail transport) A train consisting of empty passenger carriages or one or more empty multiple units. Abbreviated as ECS
EMPTY FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) A function whose domain is the empty set.
EMPTY GRAPH, noun. (graph theory) A graph with vertices but no edges.
EMPTY MORPHEME, noun. (linguistics) A purely formal morpheme with no semantic content.
EMPTY NEST, noun. A home or a family where the children have grown up and moved away.
EMPTY NEST SYNDROME, noun. A feeling of loneliness or depression experienced by some parents when their children have matured and left home
EMPTY NESTER, noun. A person whose children have grown up and left home.
EMPTY NESTERS, noun. Plural of empty nester
EMPTY NESTS, noun. Plural of empty nest
EMPTY NET GOAL, noun. Alternative spelling of empty-net goal
EMPTY NETTER, noun. (ice hockey) Alternative spelling of empty-netter
EMPTY NOSE SYNDROME, noun. The condition where the nose has been physiologically crippled, typically by excessive surgical removal of turbinates (mainly the inferior turbinates) in a turbinectomy or conchotomy.
EMPTY OUT, verb. (transitive) To completely empty.
EMPTY PRODUCT, noun. (arithmetic) The result of multiplying no numbers, conventionally defined to equal one.
EMPTY PRODUCTS, noun. Plural of empty product
EMPTY PROMISE, noun. (idiomatic) A promise that is either not going to be carried out, worthless or meaningless.
EMPTY PROMISES, noun. Plural of empty promise
EMPTY QUIVER, noun. (US) (euphemistic) (military) A reporting term to identify and report the seizure, theft, or loss of a nuclear weapon.
EMPTY SET, noun. (set theory) The unique set that contains no elements. Notation: ∅ or {}
EMPTY SPACE, noun. An unoccupied space where something may be stored
EMPTY SPACE, noun. An unoccupied area or volume.
EMPTY SPACE, noun. Vacuum; a space containing nothing at all
EMPTY SPACES, noun. Plural of empty space
EMPTY SUIT, noun. A person ineffective or incompetent in his/her position of authority. Derived from unfavorable observations that ineffective professionals are memorable only for what they wear and not what they accomplish at the workplace. [c. 1970]
EMPTY SUITS, noun. Plural of empty suit
EMPTY SUM, noun. (arithmetic) The result of adding no numbers, conventionally defined to equal zero.
EMPTY SUMS, noun. Plural of empty sum
EMPTY THE BENCH, verb. (US) (sports) to remove the varsity players from a game and insert junior varsity players. Usually happens toward the end of a one-sided contest.
EMPTY THE TANK, verb. (idiomatic) To make the utmost effort; to contribute to the absolute limit of one's energy and abilities.

Dictionary definition

EMPTY, noun. A container that has been emptied; "return all empties to the store".
EMPTY, verb. Make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building".
EMPTY, verb. Become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied".
EMPTY, verb. Leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight".
EMPTY, verb. Remove; "Empty the water".
EMPTY, verb. Excrete or discharge from the body.
EMPTY, adjective. Holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours".
EMPTY, adjective. Devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments".
EMPTY, adjective. Needing nourishment; "after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children".
EMPTY, adjective. Emptied of emotion; "after the violent argument he felt empty".

Wise words

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