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English definition of “empty”

empty

adjective
 
 
/ˈempti/
CONTAINING NOTHING A2 If something is empty, it does not contain any things or people: an empty house/street empty bottles/glasses The train was completely empty when it reached London.Empty
NO MEANING having no meaning or value: an empty promise/threat Empty
emptiness noun [U]
(Definition of empty adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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