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void

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adjective \ˈvȯid\

Definition of void

  1. 1 a :  not occupied :  vacant <a void bishopric> b :  not inhabited :  deserted

  2. 2 :  containing nothing <void space>

  3. 3 :  idle, leisure

  4. 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. 5 :  vain, useless

  6. 6 a :  of no legal force or effect :  null <a void contract> b :  voidable

voidness

noun

Examples of void in a sentence

  1. This sales offer is void where prohibited by law.

  2. <an agreement is void if obtained by force>

Origin and Etymology 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>.

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void

noun

Definition of void

  1. 1 a :  opening, gap b :  empty space :  emptiness, vacuum

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being without something :  lack, absence

  3. 3 :  a feeling of want or hollowness

  4. 4 :  absence of cards of a particular suit in a hand originally dealt to a player

Examples of void in a sentence

  1. the great voids between galaxies

  2. <a repressed memory that left a huge void in her recollection of her adolescent years>

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First Known Use of void

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void

verb

Definition of void

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make empty or vacant :  clear b archaic :  vacate, leave

  3. 2 :  discharge, emit

  4. 3 :  nullify, annul

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to eliminate solid or liquid waste from the body

voider

noun

Examples of void in a sentence

  1. The judge voided the contract.

  2. Any unauthorized repairs will void the warranty.

Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners

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void

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adjective \ˈvȯid\

Definition of void for English Language Learners

  • law : having no legal force or effect

  • : not containing anything


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void

noun

Definition of void for English Language Learners

  • : a large empty space


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void

verb

Definition of void for English Language Learners

  • law : to make (something) invalid : to say that (something) is no longer in effect


VOID Defined for Kids

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void

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adjective \ˈvȯid\

Definition of void for Students

  1. 1 :  containing nothing :  empty <void space>

  2. 2 :  being without :  devoid <… I am cast upon a horrible, desolate island, void of all hope of recovery. — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe>

  3. 3 :  having no legal effect <a void contract>


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void

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noun

Definition of void for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

void

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verb \ˈvȯid\

Medical Definition of void

  1. :  to discharge or emit <void urine>

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to eliminate solid or liquid waste from the body <frequent voiding>


Law Dictionary

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void

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adjective \ˈvȯid\

Legal Definition of void

  1. 1 :  of no force or effect under law <a void marriage>

  2. 2 :  voidable

voidness

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void

transitive verb

Legal Definition of void

  1. :  to make or declare void <void a contract>



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