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Synonyms for empty

Synonyms for (noun) empty

Synonyms: empty Definition: a container that has been emptied Usage: return all empties to the store

Similar words: container Definition: any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

Synonyms for (verb) empty

Synonyms: empty, evacuate, void Definition: excrete or discharge from the body

Similar words: pass, egest, excrete, eliminate Definition: eliminate from the body Usage: Pass a kidney stone

Synonyms: empty, discharge Definition: become empty or void of its content Usage: The room emptied

Similar words: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: empty Definition: make void or empty of contents Usage: Empty the box; The alarm emptied the building

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: empty Definition: remove Usage: Empty the water

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: abandon, vacate, empty Definition: leave behind empty; move out of Usage: You must vacate your office by tonight

Similar words: leave, go away, go forth Definition: go away from a place Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight

Synonyms for (adjective) empty

Synonyms: empty Definition: holding or containing nothing Usage: an empty glass; an empty room; full of empty seats; empty hours

Similar words: stripped, bare Definition: having everything extraneous removed including contents Usage: the bare walls; the cupboard was bare

Similar words: white, clean, blank Definition: (of a surface) not written or printed on Usage: blank pages; fill in the blank spaces; a clean page; wide white margins

Similar words: empty-handed Definition: carrying nothing in the hands

Similar words: glassy, glazed Definition: (used of eyes) lacking liveliness Usage: empty eyes; a glassy stare; his eyes were glazed over with boredom

Similar words: lifeless Definition: destitute or having been emptied of life or living beings Usage: after the dance the littered and lifeless ballroom echoed hollowly

Similar words: looted, plundered, ransacked, pillaged Definition: wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value Usage: the robbers left the looted train; people returned to the plundered village

Similar words: vacant Definition: without an occupant or incumbent Usage: the throne is never vacant

Similar words: vacant Definition: void of thought or knowledge Usage: a vacant mind

Similar words: vacuous Definition: devoid of matter Usage: a vacuous space

Similar words: void Definition: containing nothing Usage: the earth was without form, and void

Synonyms: empty Definition: emptied of emotion Usage: after the violent argument he felt empty

Similar words: drained Definition: emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid) Usage: a drained marsh; a drained tank; a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything

Synonyms: empty, empty-bellied Definition: needing nourishment Usage: after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime; empty-bellied children

Similar words: hungry Definition: feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food Usage: a world full of hungry people

Synonyms: hollow, empty, vacuous Definition: devoid of significance or point Usage: empty promises; a hollow victory; vacuous comments

Similar words: nonmeaningful, meaningless Definition: having no meaning or direction or purpose Usage: a meaningless endeavor; a meaningless life; a verbose but meaningless explanation