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- n. One who, or that which, voids, empties, vacates, or annuls.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, voids, �mpties, vacates, or annuls.
- n. A tray, or basket, formerly used to receive or convey that which is voided or cleared away from a given place; especially, one for carrying off the remains of a meal, as fragments of food; sometimes, a basket for containing household articles, as clothes, etc.
- n. A servant whose business is to void, or clear away, a table after a meal.
- n. One of the ordinaries, much like the flanch, but less rounded and therefore smaller.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which voids or annuls; one who vacates or empties.
- n. Formerly, a tray or basket for carrying away utensils, dishes, etc., no longer required; especially, a tray or basket in which broken meat was carried from the table.
- n. A clothes-basket.
- n. A means of avoiding; in the following quotation, a screen from the heat of the sun; an arbor.
- n. In heraldry, same as flasque.
- n. In medieval armor, a contrivance for covering any part, of the body which the plate-armor left exposed, as at the joints.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an official who can invalidate or nullify
- n. a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried
- n. a person who defecates
- n. a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
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The voider was a deep wicker, wooden, or metal basket.
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One other appurtenance of a dining-room is found in all early inventories -- a voider.
The functions of a voider were somewhat those of a crumb-tray.
Then a voider was passed around the table near the close of the dinner, and into it the persons at the table placed their trenchers, napkins, and the crumbs from the table.
The voider was still sometimes called the _alms-basket_, and had its charitable uses in great and rich men's houses: one of which was to supply those confined in gaols for debt, and such prisoners as had no means to purchase any food.
To purify their tables, the servant bore a long wooden "voiding-knife," by which he scraped the fragments from the table into a basket, called "a voider."
His gift was an Indian tray or voider full of silver, upon which was a carved silver dish full of gold.
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