- Void means empty or useless or having no legal force.
- An example of void is living a life of constant complaints and misery.
- An example of void is a cancelled check.
- The definition of a void is an empty space, whether physical or emotional.
An example of void is the feeling of loneliness after a break up.
- not occupied; vacant: said of benefices, offices, etc.
- holding or containing nothing
- devoid or destitute (of): void of sense
- having no effect or result; ineffective; useless
- Card Games holding no cards in a suit as dealt to the hand: to be void in clubs
- of no legal force; not binding; invalid; null
- loosely capable of being nullified
Origin of voidMiddle English voide ; from Old French vuide ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form vocitus, for Classical Latin vocivus, variant, variety of vacivus ; from vacare, to be empty
- total emptiness; an empty space or vacuum
- total absence of something normally present
- a feeling of emptiness or deprivation: the void left by his death
- a break or open space, as in a surface; gap
- Card Games the absence, from a player's hand as dealt, of any cards in a certain suit: a void in clubs
- Now Rare
- to make empty; clear
- to vacate
- to empty (the contents of something)
- to evacuate, or discharge (urine or feces)
- to make void, or of no effect; nullify; annul
Origin of voidME voiden < MFr vuidier < vuide, adj.
- Containing no matter; empty.
- Not occupied; unfilled.
- Completely lacking; devoid: void of understanding. See Synonyms at empty.
- Ineffective; useless.
- Having no legal force or validity; null: a contract rendered void.
- Games Lacking cards of a particular suit in a dealt hand.
- a. An empty space.b. A vacuum.
- An open space or a break in continuity; a gap.
- A feeling or state of emptiness, loneliness, or loss.
- Games Absence of cards of a particular suit in a dealt hand: a void in hearts.
verbvoid·ed, void·ing, voids
- To take out (the contents of something); empty.
- To excrete (body wastes).
- To leave; vacate.
- To make void or of no validity; invalidate: issued a new passport and voided the old one.
Origin of voidMiddle English, from Old French voide, feminine of voit, from Vulgar Latin *vocitus, alteration of Latin vac&imacron;vus, voc&imacron;vus, variant of vacuus, from vac&amacron;re, to be empty; see eu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.
- Having no incumbent; unoccupied; said of offices etc.
- Being without; destitute; devoid.
- Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain.
- Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification.
- null and void
- Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul.
- (computing, programming, of a function or method) That does not return a value.
- An empty space; a vacuum.
- Nobody has crossed the void since one man died trying three hundred years ago; it's high time we had another go.
- (astronomy) An extended region of space containing no galaxies
- (materials science) A collection of adjacent vacancies inside a crystal lattice.
- (fluid mechanics) A pocket of vapour inside a fluid flow, created by cavitation.
(third-person singular simple present voids, present participle voiding, simple past and past participle voided)
- To make invalid or worthless.
- He voided the check and returned it.
- (medicine) To empty.
- void one's bowels
- To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge.
- to void excrement
From Old French vuit, voide (modern vide).
- (now rare, historical) A voidee. [from 15th c.]
Alteration of voidee.
void - Legal Definition