2. Free; clear; devoid; — often with of. "That fair female troop . . . empty of all good." Milton.

I shall find you empty of that fault.

3. Having nothing to carry; unburdened. "An empty messenger." Shak.

When ye go ye shall not go empty.
Ex. iii. 21.

4. Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; — said of language; as, empty words, or threats.

Words are but empty thanks.

5. Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; — said of pleasure, the world, etc.

Pleas'd in the silent shade with empty praise.

6. Producing nothing; unfruitful; — said of a plant or tree; as, an empty vine.

Seven empty ears blasted with the east wind.
Gen. xli. 27.

7. Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy; as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb.

That in civility thou seem'st so empty.

8. Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial; as, empty dreams.

Empty is used as the first element in a compound; as, empty-handed, having nothing in the hands, destitute; empty-headed, having few ideas; empty-hearted, destitute of feeling.

Syn. — See Vacant.

(Emp"ty) n.; pl. Empties An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; — used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, "special rates for empties."

(Emp"ty), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emptied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emptying.] To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge; as, to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern.

The clouds . . . empty themselves upon the earth.
Eccl. xi. 3.

(Emp"ty), v. i.

1. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.

2. To become empty. "The chapel empties." B. Jonson.

(Emp"ty*ing), n.

1. The act of making empty. Shak.

2. pl. The lees of beer, cider, etc.; yeast. [U.S.]

(Em*pugn") v. t. [Obs.] See Impugn.

(Em*pur"ple) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Empurpled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Empurpling ] [Pref. em- + purple. Cf. Impurple.] To tinge or dye of a purple color; to color with purple; to impurple. "The deep empurpled ran." Philips.

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