2. Free; clear; devoid; often with of. "That fair female troop . . . empty of all good." Milton.
I shall find you empty of that fault.Shak.
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.Cibber.
5. Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; said of pleasure, the world, etc.
Pleas'd in the silent shade with empty praise.Pope.
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.Shak.
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.
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.