Definitions for: Void

[n] an empty area or space; "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"
[n] the state of nonexistence
[adj] containing nothing; "the earth was without form, and void"
[adj] (law) lacking any legal or binding force; "null and void"
[v] excrete or discharge from the body
[v] take away the legal force of or render ineffective; "invalidateas a contract"
[v] clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place, receptacle, etc.) of something; "The chemist voided the glass bottle"; "The concert hall was voided of the audience"
[v] declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "avoid a plea"

Webster (1913) Definition: Void, a. [OE. voide, OF. voit, voide, vuit, vuide, F.
vide, fr. (assumed) LL. vocitus, fr. L. vocare, an old form
of vacare to be empty, or a kindred word. Cf. Vacant,
1. Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not

The earth was without form, and void. --Gen. i. 2.

I 'll get me to a place more void. --Shak.

I 'll chain him in my study, that, at void hours, I
may run over the story of his country. --Massinger.

2. Having no incumbent; unoccupied; -- said of offices and
the like.

Divers great offices that had been long void.

3. Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid; as, void
of learning, or of common use. --Milton.

A conscience void of offense toward God. --Acts
xxiv. 16.

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor.
--Prov. xi.

4. Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain.

[My word] shall not return to me void, but it shall
accomplish that which I please. --Isa. lv. 11.

I will make void the counsel of Judah. --Jer. xix.

5. Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or
soul. ``Idol, void and vain.'' --Pope.

6. (Law) Of no legal force or effect, incapable of
confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2.

Void space (Physics), a vacuum.

Syn: Empty; vacant; devoid; wanting; unfurnished; unsupplied;

Void, n.
An empty space; a vacuum.

Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defense, And
fills up all the mighty void of sense. --Pope.

Void, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Voided; p. pr. & vb. n.
Voiding.] [OF. voidier, vuidier. See Void, a.]
1. To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or
empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table.

Void anon her place. --Chaucer.

If they will fight with us, bid them come down, Or
void the field. --Shak.

2. To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge;
as, to void excrements.

A watchful application of mind in voiding
prejudices. --Barrow.

With shovel, like a fury, voided out The earth and
scattered bones. --J. Webster.

3. To render void; to make to be of no validity or effect; to
vacate; to annul; to nullify.

After they had voided the obligation of the oath he
had taken. --Bp. Burnet.

It was become a practice . . . to void the security
that was at any time given for money so borrowed.

Void, v. i.
To be emitted or evacuated. --Wiseman.

Synonyms: annul, avoid, emptiness, empty, empty, evacuate, invalid, invalidate, invalidate, nothingness, null, nullify, nullity, quash, vacancy, vitiate

Antonyms: formalise, formalize, validate, validate

See Also: alter, break, cancel, change, egest, eliminate, empty, excrete, nonentity, nonexistence, pass, space, stet, strike down, suction, thin air

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