empty vs evacuate what difference

what is difference between empty and evacuate

English

Etymology

From Middle English emty, amty, from Old English ǣmtiġ, ǣmettiġ (vacant, empty, free, idle, unmarried, literally without must or obligation, leisurely), from Proto-Germanic *uz- (out) + Proto-Germanic *mōtijô, *mōtô (must, obligation, need), *mōtiþô (ability, accommodation), from Proto-Indo-European *med- (measure; to acquire, possess, be in command). Related to Old English ġeǣmtiġian (to empty), Old English ǣmetta (leisure), Old English mōtan (must, might, have to). More at mote, meet.

The interconsonantal excrescent p is a euphonic insertion dating from Middle English.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛmpti/, /ˈɛmti/
  • Hyphenation: emp‧ty

Adjective

empty (comparative emptier, superlative emptiest)

  1. Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.
    Synonyms: unoccupied, clear, (obsolete) leer, toom, clean
    Antonym: full
  2. (computing, programming, mathematics) Containing no elements (as of a string, array, or set), opposed to being null (having no valid value).
    Antonym: non-empty
  3. (obsolete) Free; clear; devoid; often with of.
  4. Having nothing to carry, emptyhanded; unburdened.
  5. Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; said of language.
    • 1697, Colley Cibber, Woman’s Wit, Act V, page 190, [2]
      [] words are but empty thanks; my future conduct best will speak my gratitude.
  6. Unable to satisfy; hollow; vain.
  7. Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial.
  8. Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy.
  9. (of some female animals, especially cows and sheep) Not pregnant; not producing offspring when expected to do so during the breeding season.
  10. (obsolete, of a plant or tree) Producing nothing; unfruitful.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

empty (third-person singular simple present empties, present participle emptying, simple past and past participle emptied)

  1. (transitive, ergative) To make empty; to void; to remove the contents of.
  2. (intransitive) Of a river, duct, etc: to drain or flow toward an ultimate destination.

Antonyms

  • fill

Derived terms

  • empty the clip
  • empty the tank

Translations

Noun

empty (plural empties)

  1. (usually plural) A container, especially a bottle, whose contents have been used up, leaving it empty.

Derived terms

  • run on empty

Translations

References

Further reading

  • empty in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • empty in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


English

Etymology

From Latin evacuare.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈvæk.ju.eɪt/

Verb

evacuate (third-person singular simple present evacuates, present participle evacuating, simple past and past participle evacuated)

  1. (transitive) To leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from
    • 1757, Edmund Burke, The Abridgement of the History of England
      The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country.
  2. To cause to leave or withdraw from.
  3. To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of, including to create a vacuum.
  4. (figuratively) To make empty; to deprive.
    • 1825, James Marsh, Preliminary Essay to Aids to Reflection
      Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important doctrines.
  5. To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.
  6. To make void; to nullify; to vacate.
    • it would not evacuate a marriage after cohabitation and actual consummation

Derived terms

  • self-evacuate

Related terms

  • evacuation (noun)

Descendants

  • Cebuano: bakwit
    • English: bakwit

Translations


Italian

Verb

evacuate

  1. inflection of evacuare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of evacuato

Latin

Verb

ēvacuāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēvacuō

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