full vs empty

full

Definitions

adverb

  1. to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form)

adjective

  1. filled to satisfaction with food or drink
  2. having the normally expected amount
  3. (of sound) having marked deepness and body
  4. having ample fabric
  5. containing as much or as many as is possible or normal
and more 3 ...

verb

  1. increase in phase
  2. make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering
  3. beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening

noun

  1. the time when the Moon is fully illuminated

Examples

Hopefully, North Norfolk will soon shake off this surreal obsession with the Lib Dems and embrace their NE Cambs neighbour's decent Tory stance.

The interiors are beautifully kept and the countryside is lush and fruitful.

Toast sandwiches in a dry skillet over medium-low heat until outside is golden brown and inside is delightfully melty, about 3 minutes per side.

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empty

Definitions

adjective

  1. needing nourishment
  2. emptied of emotion
  3. holding or containing nothing
  4. devoid of significance or force

noun

  1. a container that has been emptied

verb

  1. excrete or discharge from the body
  2. become empty or void of its content
  3. make void or empty of contents
  4. leave behind empty; move out of
  5. remove

Examples

It is by these special touches that the author infuses the books with the spirit of humanity, without which a fantasy becomes an empty fancy.

An empty plastic 2 litre bottle is tied to a rock, or bag of stones with strong twine or string.

He slowly depressed the plunger and once the syringe was empty, withdrew the needle and stepped back.

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