- The definition of valid is something effective, legally binding or able to withstand objection.
- An example of valid is a driver's license that hasn't expired.
- An example of valid is someone giving evidence that proves an argument.
A woman proudly displaying her valid driver's license.
valid definition by Webster's New World
- having legal force; properly executed and binding under the law
- well-grounded on principles or evidence; able to withstand criticism or objection, as an argument; sound
- effective, effectual, cogent, etc.
- Rare robust; strong; healthy
- Logic correctly derived or inferred according to the rules of logic
Origin: French valide ; from Classical Latin validus, strong, powerful (in Midieval Latin valid) ; from valere, to be strong: see value
valid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Well grounded; just: a valid objection.
- Producing the desired results; efficacious: valid methods.
- Having legal force; effective or binding: a valid title.
- Logic a. Containing premises from which the conclusion may logically be derived: a valid argument.b. Correctly inferred or deduced from a premise: a valid conclusion.
- Archaic Of sound health; robust.
Origin: French valide, from Old French, from Latin validus, strong, from valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots.
- va·lidˈi·ty, valˈid·ness noun
- valˈid·ly adverb
valid - Legal Definition
- Legally binding, such as a valid agreement.
- Having merit, as in, “given the facts presented in this case, it is valid to conclude that she did what she was charged with having done.”