a parent whose children have reached adulthood and left home.
(informal) a married person whose children have grown up and left home
a person whose children have grown and left home; also written empty nester
A person whose children have grown up and moved away from home: when my older boys were grown and I’m an empty-nester/ We are getting a lot of empty-nesters moving into a Leisure World development/ elderly ”empty nesters” who sell their suburban homes and come to the city (1980s+)
- Empty-nest syndrome
noun 1. a depressed state felt by some parents after their children have left home. noun 1. (informal) a condition, often involving depression, loneliness, etc, experienced by parents living in a home from which the children have grown up and left
noun 1. . [Arabic roo b ahl khah-lee; English roo b al kah-lee] /Arabic ˌrʊb ɑl ˈxɑ li; English ˌrʊb æl ˈkɑ li/ noun 1. a desert in S Arabia, N of Hadhramaut and extending from Yemen to Oman. About 250,000 sq. mi. (647,500 sq. km). noun 1. another name for Rub` al Khali
- Empty set
empty set (ěmp’tē) Mathematics The set that has no members or elements.
noun 1. (especially in Chinese grammar) a word or morpheme that has no lexical meaning and that functions as a grammatical link or marker, rather than as a contentive.