- 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 vacīvus, vocīvus variant of vacuus from vacāre to be empty ; see euə- 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