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