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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 emp·ty /ˈɛm(p)ti/
 (vt.)清空,倒空,使變空 ;空的東西,空物(a.)空的,空虛的,空腹的,空洞的

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 缺乏 EMP

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Emp·ty a. [Compar. Emptier superl. Emptiest.]
 1. 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.; as, an empty chest, room, purse, or pitcher; an empty stomach; empty shackles.
 2. Free; clear; devoid; -- often with of. “That fair female troop . . . empty of all good.”
    I shall find you empty of that fault.   --Shak.
 3. Having nothing to carry; unburdened. “An empty messenger.”
    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.
 Note: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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Emp·ty n.; pl. Empties  An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; -- used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, “special rates for empties.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Emp·ty, v. i.
 1. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.
 2. To become empty.  “The chapel empties.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty
             room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours" [ant: full]
      2: devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow
         victory"; "vacuous comments" [syn: hollow, vacuous]
      3: having nothing inside; "an empty sphere"
      4: needing nourishment; "after skipped lunch the men were empty
         by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children" [syn: empty-bellied]
      5: emptied of emotion; "after the violent argument he felt
      n : a container that has been emptied; "return all empties to
          the store"
      v 1: make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm
           emptied the building" [ant: fill]
      2: become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"
         [syn: discharge] [ant: fill]
      3: leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your
         office by tonight" [syn: vacate, abandon]
      4: remove; "Empty the water"
      5: excrete or discharge from the body [syn: evacuate, void]
      [also: emptied, emptiest, emptier]