[emp-tee-han-did] /ˈɛmp tiˈhæn dɪd/
having nothing in the hands, as in doing no work:
While we were carrying out the luggage, he stood by empty-handed.
having gained nothing:
to return from a quest empty-handed.
bringing no gift, donation, etc.:
They came to the birthday party empty-handed.
carrying nothing in the hands
having gained nothing: they returned from the negotiations empty-handed
[emp-tee-hed-id] /ˈɛmp tiˈhɛd ɪd/ adjective 1. lacking intelligence or knowledge; foolish; brainless. adjective 1. lacking intelligence or sense; frivolous
[emp-tee] /ˈɛmp ti/ adjective, emptier, emptiest. 1. containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents: an empty bottle. 2. vacant; unoccupied: an empty house. 3. without cargo or load: an empty wagon. 4. destitute of people or human activity: We walked along the empty streets of the city at night. 5. destitute of […]
noun 1. a morph, as the first o in psychology, which is considered to have no meaning and is not assigned to any morpheme.
noun 1. a household in which one or more parents live after the children have left home: Our only child just moved into her first apartment, so we have an empty nest. 2. a stage in a parent’s life after the children have left home. The stage in a family’s cycle when the children have […]