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

empty

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(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.
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The householder made him a cup of tea but he did not drink it and police believe he left empty-handed before joining another man in the street.
A brief struggle ensued and, as a result, the man was forced to leave the shop empty-handed.
As a black lesbian I keep looking for mentors and role models, like many other people my age, and I keep coming up empty-handed.
More than 200 empty-handed workers of Club Rockley Barbados Ltd bade farewell to that hotel, reports The Barbados Nation (July 1, 2003).
The bandits fled empty-handed, running down a nearby street before the wounded man, Valdez Franklin, collapsed and died.
The Emperor of Ocean Park contains well-defined, engaging characters that will stubbornly grow on even the most resistant reader, (the novel's tone and language can be a bit pithy and off-putting) such as those neurotic cousins who show up empty-handed and late to every family reunion.
Likewise, you might regularly do squats with 150 pounds, but your first empty-handed squat on a balance board will be a challenge.
Tautly spread-eagled, the woman is positioned directly over her partner's head (rock-solid Shives with Desiree; capable and trustworthy soloist Kip Sturm with Crowley) as the couple hypnotically spins into blackness--a stunning effect, reinforced when he is revealed revolving in place, empty-handed.
The majority of the Venture Capital money will be doled out in the larger metropolitan areas such as Silicon Valley and Boston, leaving entrepreneurs in smaller cities empty-handed.
THREE masked men forced their way into Tamworth Snowdome and locked security staff in a bar area before fleeing empty-handed after failing to break open a cash machine.
However, the criminals failed to dislodge the machine and fled from the scene in Knocklyon Shopping Centre in South Dublin empty-handed.
October 25: Thief fled empty-handed after breaking into a house by smashing a rear window.