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empty

1. Maths Logic (of a set or class) containing no members
2. Philosophy Logic (of a name or description) having no reference

empty

[′em·tē]
(ordnance)
In ammunition nomenclature, indicating that the munition does not contain a payload, but is designed to contain one at the time of final use.
References in classic literature ?
They pointed to the empty loom, and the poor old minister went forward rubbing his eyes; but he could see nothing, for there was nothing there.
They put it all in their own pockets, and there came no threads on the loom, but they went on as they had done before, working at the empty loom.
The impostors requested him very courteously to be so good as to come nearer their looms; and then asked him whether the design pleased him, and whether the colors were not very beautiful; at the same time pointing to the empty frames.
However, they put all that was given them into their knapsacks; and continued to work with as much apparent diligence as before at their empty looms.
The poor Marionette stood as if turned to stone, with wide eyes, open mouth, and the empty halves of the egg- shell in his hands.
It would be a mistake to suppose that the easy-going pleasure-seeking student carries an empty head.
In the morning, on an empty stomach, all the old questions appeared as insoluble and terrible as ever, and Pierre hastily picked up a book, and if anyone came to see him he was glad.
O my soul, now have I given thee all, and even my last possession, and all my hands have become empty by thee:--THAT I BADE THEE SING, behold, that was my last thing to give!
I preternaturally listened; I figured to myself what might portentously be; I wondered if his bed were also empty and he too were secretly at watch.
My stomach remains empty, and I must tie myself up if I am not to die of hunger.'
"I found it, with the scrap-book and the newspaper cuttings, under a collection of empty boxes and bottles, in a drawer of the washhand-stand.
"The room was almost empty yesterday, and I forgot nearly all the things I meant to bring home from Norwich."