empty adj.

VERBS appear, be, feel, lie, look, seem The box lay empty on the bed. | become, end up The reservoirs could end up empty if this dry weather continues. | remain, stand, stay The council is letting useful housing stand empty. | leave sth The house had been left empty for several weeks.

ADV. completely, quite, totally, utterly There was a vast expanse of utterly empty sky to look at. | almost, nearly, practically, virtually | largely, mostly | half a half-empty box of chocolates | fairly, relatively Some parts of the city are desperately overcrowded while others are relatively empty. | apparently | curiously, horribly The house felt curiously empty without the children.

PREP. of The streets were empty of people.