Emprint to Enablement
(Em*print") v. t. [Obs.] See Imprint.
(Em*prise") n. [OF. emprise, fr. emprendre to undertake; pref. em- (L. in) + F. prendre to
take, L. prehendere, prendere; prae before + a verb akin to E. get. See Get, and cf. Enterprise,
1. An enterprise; endeavor; adventure. Chaucer.
In brave pursuit of chivalrous emprise.Spenser.
The deeds of love and high emprise.Longfellow.
2. The qualifies which prompt one to undertake difficult and dangerous exploits.
I love thy courage yet and bolt emprise;Milton.
But here thy sword can do thee little stead.
(Em*prise"), v. t. To undertake. [Obs.] Sackville.
(Em*pris"ing) a. [From Emprise, v. t.] Full of daring; adventurous. [Archaic] T. Campbell.
(Em*pris"on) v. t. [Obs.] See Imprison.
(||Em`pros*thot"o*nos) n. [NL., fr. Gr. forward + to draw.] (Med.) A drawing of the
body forward, in consequence of the spasmodic action of some of the muscles. Gross.
(Emp"te) v. t. To empty. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Emp"ti*er) n. One who, or that which, empties.
(Emp"ti*er), compar. of Empty.
(Emp"ti*ness), n. [From Empty.]
1. The state of being empty; absence of contents; void space; vacuum; as, the emptiness of a vessel;
emptiness of the stomach.
2. Want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; vacuity; hollowness; the emptiness
of earthly glory.
3. Want of knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind.
Eternal smiles his emptiness betray.Pope.
The sins of emptiness, gossip, and spite.Tennyson.
(Emp"tion) n. [L. emptio, fr. emere to buy.] The act of buying. [R.] Arbuthnot.
(Emp"tion*al) a. Capable of being purchased.
(Emp"ty) a. [Compar. Emptier ; superl. Emptiest.] [AS. emtig, æmtig, æmetig, fr. æmta, æmetta,
quiet, leisure, rest; of uncertain origin; cf. G. emsig busy.]
1. Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within; void of contents or appropriate contents; not
filled; said of an inclosure, as a box, room, house, etc.; as, an empty chest, room, purse, or pitcher; an
empty stomach; empty shackles.