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Empty Quarter

  

      n      another name for       Rub` al Khali  
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Rub` al Khali  
      n   a desert in S Arabia, mainly in Saudi Arabia, extending southeast from Nejd to Hadramaut and northeast from Yemen to the United Arab Emirates. Area: about 777000 sq. km (300000 sq. miles),   (English names)    Great Sandy Desert, Empty Quarter            (Also called)    Ar Rimal, Dahna  

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empty  
      adj   , -tier, -tiest  
1    containing nothing  
2    without inhabitants; vacant or unoccupied  
3    carrying no load, passengers, etc.  
4    without purpose, substance, or value  
an empty life     
5    insincere or trivial  
empty words     
6    not expressive or vital; vacant  
she has an empty look     
7    Informal   hungry  
8    postpositive, foll by: of   devoid; destitute  
a life empty of happiness     
9    Informal   drained of energy or emotion  
after the violent argument he felt very empty     
10      (Maths, logic)   (of a set or class) containing no members  
11      (Philosophy, logic)   (of a name or description) having no reference  
      vb   , -ties, -tying, -tied  
12    to make or become empty  
13    when intr, foll by: into   to discharge (contents)  
14    tr; often foll by: of   to unburden or rid (oneself)  
to empty oneself of emotion     
      n   pl   , -ties  
15    an empty container, esp. a bottle  
     (Old English æmtig, from æmetta free time, from æ- without + -metta, from motan to be obliged to; see must1)  
  emptiable      adj  
  emptier      n  
  emptily      adv  
  emptiness      n  


empty cow  
      n   a cow that does not produce calves during the breeding season  
empty-handed  
      adj  
1    carrying nothing in the hands  
2    having gained nothing  
they returned from the negotiations empty-handed     
empty-headed  
      adj   lacking intelligence or sense; frivolous  
empty-nester  
      n  
Informal   a married person whose children have grown up and left home  
Empty Quarter  
      n      another name for       Rub` al Khali  

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empty

  

      adj  
1    bare, blank, clear, deserted, desolate, destitute, hollow, unfurnished, uninhabited, unoccupied, untenanted, vacant, void, waste  
2    aimless, banal, bootless, frivolous, fruitless, futile, hollow, inane, ineffective, meaningless, otiose, purposeless, senseless, silly, unreal, unsatisfactory, unsubstantial, vain, valueless, worthless  
3    cheap, hollow, idle, insincere, trivial  
4    absent, blank, expressionless, unintelligent, vacant, vacuous  
5      (informal)   esurient, famished, hungry, ravenous, starving     (informal)   unfed, unfilled  
      vb  
6    clear, consume, deplete, discharge, drain, dump, evacuate, exhaust, gut, pour out, unburden, unload, use up, vacate, void  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    full, inhabited, occupied, packed, stuffed  
2 & 3    busy, fulfilled, full, interesting, meaningful, occupied, purposeful, satisfying, serious, significant, useful, valuable, worthwhile  
      vb   cram, fill, pack, replenish, stock, stuff  


empty-headed     
brainless, ditsy     (U.S. informal)   dizzy     (informal)   featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy     (informal)   harebrained, inane, scatterbrained, silly, skittish, vacuous  

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empty cow, empt, emptily, empathy

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
n.
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
[Psych.]
n.
A currency coin worth $1.00 in Canada. Bigger than a quarter but smaller than a tooney.
looney also can mean strange or weird. ex.He had always been a little bit looney.
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