- Having nothing to give.
- I felt bad having shown up to the baby shower empty-handed.
- Having given or received nothing.
- (figuratively) Having failed in a task.
- I was supposed to clean up the trash out back, but I returned empty-handed.
- (of a style of martial arts such as karate) That revolves purely around unarmed, hand-to-hand combat, and uses no weapons.
- See also Wikisaurus:impoverished
having nothing to give
having given or received nothing