A man sitting in an empty guest room (1)



  • Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.
  • Containing no elements (as of a string, array, or set), opposed to being null (having no valid value).
  • Free; clear; devoid; often with of.
  • Having nothing to carry, emptyhanded; unburdened.
  • Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; said of language.
  • Unable to satisfy; hollow; vain.
  • Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial.
  • Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy.
  • Not pregnant; not producing offspring when expected to do so during the breeding season.
  • Producing nothing; unfruitful.


  • To make empty; to void; to remove the contents of.
  • Of a river, duct, etc: to drain or flow toward an ultimate destination.


  • A container, especially a bottle, whose contents have been used up, leaving it empty.


Opposite words


  • From Middle English emty, amty, from Old English ǣmtiġ, ǣmettiġ, from Proto-Germanic *uz- + Proto-Germanic *mōtijô, *mōtô, *mōtiþô, from Proto-Indo-European *med-. Related to ġeǣmtiġian, ǣmetta, mōtan. More at mote, meet.
  • The interconsonantal excrescent p is a euphonic insertion dating from Middle English.

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