from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Containing no matter; empty.
- adj. Not occupied; unfilled.
- adj. Completely lacking; devoid: void of understanding. See Synonyms at empty.
- adj. Ineffective; useless.
- adj. Having no legal force or validity; null: a contract rendered void.
- adj. Games Lacking cards of a particular suit in a dealt hand.
- n. An empty space.
- n. A vacuum.
- n. An open space or a break in continuity; a gap.
- n. A feeling or state of emptiness, loneliness, or loss.
- n. Games Absence of cards of a particular suit in a dealt hand: a void in hearts.
- transitive v. To take out (the contents of something); empty.
- transitive v. To excrete (body wastes).
- transitive v. To leave; vacate.
- transitive v. To make void or of no validity; invalidate: issued a new passport and voided the old one.
- intransitive v. To excrete body wastes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having lost all legal validity
- adj. That does not return a value.
- n. An empty space; a vacuum.
- n. An extended region of space containing no galaxies
- v. To withdraw, depart.
- v. To make invalid or worthless.
- v. To empty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.
- adj. Having no incumbent; unoccupied; -- said of offices and the like.
- adj. Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid.
- adj. Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain.
- adj. Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul.
- adj. Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2.
- n. An empty space; a vacuum.
- transitive v. To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave.
- transitive v. To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge.
- transitive v. To render void; to make to be of no validity or effect; to vacate; to annul; to nullify.
- intransitive v. To be emitted or evacuated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Empty, or not containing matter; vacant; not occupied; unfilled: as, a void space or place.
- Having no holder or possessor; vacant; unoccupied; without incumbent.
- Not taken up with business; leisure.
- Being without; devoid; destitute; lacking; without; free from: usually with of: as, void of learning; void of common sense.
- Not producing any effect; ineffectual; useless; vain; superfluous.
- Specifically, in law, without legal efficacy; incapable of being enforced by law; having no legal or binding force; null; not effectual to bind parties, or to convey or support a right: as, a deed not duly signed and sealed is void; a promise without consideration is void.
- Devoid of wealth; poor.
- =Syn. 1, 2, and , Devoid, etc. See vacant.
- n. An empty or unoccupied space; a vacuum.
- n. An opening; a solution of continuity in an inclosure of any kind; a space unfilled or not built up, as contrasted with closed or occupied areas.
- n. The last course or remove; the dessert.
- To make or leave vacant; quit; vacate; depart from; leave; hence, to clear; free; empty.
- To emit, throw, or send out; empty out; specifically, to evacuate from the intestine or bladder: as, to void excrementitious matter.
- To lay aside; cease to use; divest one's self of.
- To invalidate; annul; nullify; render of no validity or effect.
- To avoid; shun.
- To dismiss; send away.
- To go; depart.
- To have an evacuation.
- To be emitted or evacuated. Wiseman, Surgery. [Rare.] To become empty or vaçant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of nonexistence
- v. take away the legal force of or render ineffective
- n. an empty area or space
- adj. lacking any legal or binding force
- v. excrete or discharge from the body
- adj. containing nothing
- v. declare invalid
- v. clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something
Middle English, from Old French voide, feminine of voit, from Vulgar Latin *vocitus, alteration of Latin vacīvus, vocīvus, variant of vacuus, from vacāre, to be empty.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alteration of voidee. (Wiktionary)
From Old French vuit, voide (modern vide). (Wiktionary)