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: ME voide < OFr vuide < VL *vocitus, for L vocivus, var. of vacivus < 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: ME voiden < MFr vuidier < vuide, adj.
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