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empty

adjective
verb
noun
phrases
adjective
1 adjective containing nothingfolamh adj1  c m uthe glass was empty bhí an ghloine folamhthere's an empty space on the page tá spás bán ar an leathanachthe roads are empty of traffic tá na bóithre saor ó thrácht, níl aon trácht ar na bóithre 2 adjective containing no peoplefolamh adj1  c m ubánaithe  c m uan empty house teach folamh, teach bánaithethe train was empty of passengers ní raibh paisinéirí ar bith ar an traein, bhí an traein folamh
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3 adjective containing few thingslom adj1  c m ufolamh adj1  c m uthis room is kind of empty tá an seomra seo cineál lom, tá an seomra seo sórt folamh 4 adjective containing few peoplefolamh adj1  c m uthe stadium was half empty bhí an staid leathfholamh 5 adjective not in usesaor adj1  c m uhe spotted an empty table chonaic sé tábla saorthere's an empty desk in the office tá deasc san oifig nach bhfuil aon duine á húsáid 6 adjective lacking emotion, interest, or purposeI was left with an empty feeling fágadh mé in ísle brí, bhí mo mhisneach caillte agam 7 adjective not sincereit was an empty threat bagairt gan cur leis a bhí annit's just an empty boast mórtas tóin gan taca atá ann, níl ann ach gaotaireacht 8 adjective without any real effectin aisce  c m uit was an empty exercise saothar in aisce a bhí annit was just an empty gesture ní raibh ann ach cur i gcéill 9 adjective missing a qualityhis talk was empty of meaning ní raibh ciall ná réasún lena chuid cainteher face was empty of emotion ní raibh faic le léamh ar a haghaidh, ní raibh aon mhothú ina dreach
verb
10 (also empty out) verb remove contents from TRANSITIVEfolmhaigh verb  c m uhe emptied the box d'fholmhaigh sé an boscathe house had been emptied of furniture glanadh an troscán ar fad amach as an teachshe emptied her pockets onto the bed d'fholmhaigh sí a cuid pócaí ar an leabathey emptied the beans into the pot chuir siad na pónairí uilig isteach sa photahe emptied it into his glass dhoirt sé isteach ina ghloine é 11 (also empty out) verb become empty of contents INTRANSITIVEfolmhaigh verb  c m uthe tank emptied because there was a hole in it folmhaíodh an tanc toisc go raibh poll airwhen the bottle empties, fill it up again nuair a bheidh an buidéal folamh, líon arís é 12 (also empty out) verb (of a place) become empty of people INTRANSITIVEbánaigh verb  c m ufolmhaigh verb  c m uthe hall emptied d'imigh gach duine as an halla, bánaíodh an halla 13 verb make people leave (place) TRANSITIVEbánaigh verb  c m ufolmhaigh verb  c m uthe police emptied the building ghlan na póilíní gach duine amach as an bhfoirgneamhthe bad weather had emptied the street bhí an tsráid tréigthe de bharr na drochaimsire, ruaig an drochaimsir na daoine den tsráid
noun
14 noun empty containerempty bottle buidéal folamhcollect the empties cruinnigh na gloiní folmha, cruinnigh na cinn fholmha
phrases

to empty your mind (of sth)

(also

to empty the mind (of sth)

) rud a ghlanadh as d'intinn

empty vessels make most noise

proverb an té is lú eolas, is é is mó caint

on an empty stomach

ar bholg folamhar céileacanto be taken on an empty stomach le tógáil ar céalacandon't go to work on an empty stomach ná téigh ag obair ar bholg folamh, ná téigh ag obair i do throscadh

to be running on empty

bheith ar an ngannchuidbheith beo bochtwe're running on empty tá ár gcuid airgid caite, táimid ar an ngannchuid, táimid sportha

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