Definitions for: Invalid


[n] someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
[adj] no longer valid; "the license is invalid"
[adj] having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license"
[v] injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
[v] force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen



Webster (1913) Definition: In*val"id, a. [Pref. in- not + valid: cf. F. invalide,
L. invalidus infirm, weak. Cf. Invalid infirm.]
1. Of no force, weight, or cogency; not valid; weak.

2. (Law) Having no force, effect, or efficacy; void; null;
as, an invalid contract or agreement.


In"va*lid (?; 277), n. [F. invalide, n. & a., L.
invalidus, a. See Invalid null.]
A person who is weak and infirm; one who is disabled for
active service; especially, one in chronic ill health.


In"va*lid, a. [See Invalid, n.]
Not well; feeble; infirm; sickly; as, he had an invalid
daughter.


In"va*lid, v. t.
1. To make or render invalid or infirm. ``Invalided, bent,
and almost blind.'' --Dickens.

2. To classify or enroll as an invalid.

Peace coming, he was invalided on half pay.
--Carlyle.

Synonyms: bad, disable, expired, fallacious, false, handicap, incapacitate, invalidated, null, nullified, shut-in, sophistic, sophistical, specious, spurious, uncollectible, unsound, void

Antonyms: valid

See Also: diseased person, homebound, illegitimate, injure, remove, sick person, sufferer, wound

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