Empty vs Emptying - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between empty and emptying
is that empty
is (ergative) to make empty; to void; to remove the contents of while emptying
is present participle of to empty
As nouns the difference between empty and emptying
is that empty
is a container, especially a bottle, whose contents have been used up, leaving it empty while emptying
is the act by which something is emptied.
As an adjective empty
is devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.
- an empty''' purse; an '''empty''' jug; an '''empty stomach
, date=October 23
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=Man Utd 1 - 6 Man City
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=United's stature is such that one result must not bring the immediate announcement of a shift in the balance of power in Manchester - but the swathes of empty
seats around Old Trafford and the wave of attacks pouring towards David de Gea's goal in the second half emphasised that City quite simply have greater firepower and talent in their squad at present.}}
(computing, programming) Containing no elements (as of a string or array), opposed to being null (having no valid value).
(obsolete) Free; clear; devoid; often with of .
- that fair female troop empty of all good
Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
- I shall find you empty of that fault.
* Bible, Exodus iii. 21
- an empty messenger
Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; said of language.
- When ye go ye shall not go empty .
- empty words, or threats
Unable to satisfy; hollow; vain.
- Words are but empty thanks.
* Alexander Pope
- empty pleasures
Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial.
- pleas'd in the silent shade with empty praise
(obsolete) Producing nothing; unfruitful; said of a plant or tree.
- empty dreams
* Bible, Genesis xli. 27
- an empty vine
Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy.
- seven empty ears blasted with the east wind
- empty''' brains; an '''empty coxcomb
- that in civility thou seem'st so empty
* (devoid of content) unoccupied, clear, , toom, clean
* empty product
* empty set
* empty sum
(ergative) To make empty; to void; to remove the contents of.
- to empty a well or a cistern
* Bible, Eccl. xi. 3
- The cinema emptied quickly after the end of the film.
- The clouds empty themselves upon the earth.
* empty the tank
A container, especially a bottle, whose contents have been used up, leaving it empty.
- Put the empties out to be recycled.
* run on empty
Present participle of to empty.
The act by which something is emptied.
- The bucket under the leaky roof needs frequent emptyings .