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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]
Translations of “empty”
in Korean 빈…
in Arabic فارِغ…
in French vide, vide (de), vain…
in Turkish boş, manasız, değersiz…
in Italian vuoto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空無一物, 空的, 無人的…
in Russian пустой, порожний, бессмысленный…
in Polish pusty…
in Spanish vacío, desocupado, desierto…
in Portuguese vazio…
in German leer…
in Catalan buit…
in Japanese からっぽな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空无一物, 空的, 无人的…
(Definition of empty adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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