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1void

adjective \ˈvid\

law : having no legal force or effect

: not containing anything

Full Definition of VOID

1
a :  not occupied :  vacant <a void bishopric>
b :  not inhabited :  deserted
2
:  containing nothing <void space>
3
:  idle, leisure
4
a :  being without something specified :  devoid <a nature void of all malice>
b :  having no members or examples; specifically of a suit :  having no cards represented in a particular hand
5
:  vain, useless
6
a :  of no legal force or effect :  null <a void contract>
b :  voidable
void·ness noun
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Examples of VOID

  1. This sales offer is void where prohibited by law.
  2. <an agreement is void if obtained by force>

Origin of VOID

Middle English voyde, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *vocitus, alteration of Latin vocivus, vacivus empty, from vacare to be empty
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of VOID

empty, vacant, blank, void, vacuous mean lacking contents which could or should be present. empty suggests a complete absence of contents <an empty bucket>. vacant suggests an absence of appropriate contents or occupants <a vacant apartment>. blank stresses the absence of any significant, relieving, or intelligible features on a surface <a blank wall>. void suggests absolute emptiness as far as the mind or senses can determine <a statement void of meaning>. vacuous suggests the emptiness of a vacuum and especially the lack of intelligence or significance <a vacuous facial expression>.

Rhymes with VOID

2void

noun

: a large empty space

Full Definition of VOID

1
a :  opening, gap
b :  empty space :  emptiness, vacuum
2
:  the quality or state of being without something :  lack, absence
3
:  a feeling of want or hollowness
4
:  absence of cards of a particular suit in a hand originally dealt to a player

Examples of VOID

  1. the great voids between galaxies
  2. <a repressed memory that left a huge void in her recollection of her adolescent years>

First Known Use of VOID

1616

3void

verb

law : to make (something) invalid : to say that (something) is no longer in effect

Full Definition of VOID

transitive verb
1
a :  to make empty or vacant :  clear
b archaic :  vacate, leave
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3
:  nullify, annul
intransitive verb
:  to eliminate solid or liquid waste from the body
void·er noun

Examples of VOID

  1. The judge voided the contract.
  2. Any unauthorized repairs will void the warranty.

Origin of VOID

Middle English, from Anglo-French voider (Old French of Île-de-France vuider) Vulgar Latin *vocitare, from *vocitus
First Known Use: 14th century
VOID Defined for Kids

1void

adjective \ˈvid\

Definition of VOID for Kids

1
:  containing nothing :  empty <void space>
2
:  being without :  devoid <… I am cast upon a horrible, desolate island, void of all hope of recovery. — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe>
3
:  having no legal effect <a void contract>

2void

noun

Definition of VOID for Kids

:  empty space <the great void between planets> <Her departure left a void in my life.>
Medical Dictionary

void

transitive verb \ˈvid\

Medical Definition of VOID

:  to discharge or emit <void urine>
intransitive verb
:  to eliminate solid or liquid waste from the body <frequent voiding>

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