- One who, or that which, voids, empties, vacates, or annuls.
- 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.
- (rare) A servant whose business is to void, or clear away, a table after a meal.
Variant of void
- 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.
to defecate or, esp., to urinate