Webster 1913 Edition
æmetta, quiet, leisure, rest; of uncertain origin; cf. G.
Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within; void of contents or appropriate contents; not filled; – said of an inclosure, or a container, as a box, room, house, etc.;
emptychest, room, purse, or pitcher; an
Free; clear; devoid; – often with of.“That fair female troop . . . empty of all good.”
I shall find you
emptyof that fault.
Having nothing to carry; unburdened.“An empty messenger.”
When ye go ye shall not go
Ex. iii. 21.
Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; – said of language;
emptywords, or threats
Words are but
Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; – said of pleasure, the world, etc.
Pleas’d in the silent shade with
Producing nothing; unfruitful; – said of a plant or tree;
emptyears blasted with the east wind.
Gen. xli. 27.
Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy;
That in civility thou seem'st so
Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial;
Syn. – See
An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; – used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight;
as, “special rates for.”
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge;
emptya vessel; to
emptya well or a cistern.
The clouds . . .
emptythemselves upon the earth.
Eccl. xi. 3.
To discharge itself;
as, a river.
emptiesinto the ocean
To become empty.“The chapel empties.”
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
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.
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. Gen.41.
12. Wanting substance; wanting solidity; as empty dreams.
13. Destitute; waste;desolate.
Nineveh is empty. Nah.2.
14. Without effect.
The sword of Saul returned not empty. 2 Sam.1.
15. Without a cargo; in ballast; as, the ship returned empty.
1.To pour out the contents.
The clouds empty themselves on the earth. Eccles.11.
Rivers empty themselves into the ocean.
2.To waste; to make desolate. Jer.51.
The Connecticut empties into the Sound.
1.To become empty.