with no people or things inside
空盒 / 杯
an empty box/glass
empty hands (= not holding anything)
an empty plate (= with no food on it)
The theatre was half empty .
空着的房子 / 房间 / 公共汽车
an empty house/room/bus
Is this an empty chair (= not one that another person will be using) ?
The house had been standing empty (= without people living in it) for some time.
It's not good to drink alcohol on an empty stomach (= without having eaten something) .
The room was empty of furniture.
of sth that sb says or does
with no meaning; not meaning what is said
an empty promise
an empty gesture aimed at pleasing the crowds
of a person, or a person's life
unhappy because life does not seem to have a purpose, usually after sth sad has happened
Three months after his death, she still felt empty.
My life seems empty without you.
without a quality that you would expect to be there
words that were empty of meaning
She stood staring emptily into space.
to remove everything that is in a container, etc.
I emptied out my pockets but could not find my keys.
She emptied the water out of the vase.
He emptied his glass and asked for a refill.
He emptied the ashtrays, washed the glasses and went to bed.
The room had been emptied of all furniture.
She emptied her mind of all thoughts of home.
to become empty
The tank empties out in five minutes.
The streets soon emptied when the rain started.
to take out the contents of sth and put them somewhere else
She emptied the contents of her bag onto the table.
Many factories emptied their waste into the river.
to make sure that everyone leaves a room, building, etc.
Police had instructions to empty the building because of a bomb threat.
to flow or move out from one place to another
The Rhine empties into the North Sea.
Fans emptied out onto the streets after the concert.