Definition of Void

1. Noun. The state of nonexistence.

Exact synonyms: Nihility, Nothingness, Nullity
Generic synonyms: Nonentity, Nonexistence
Specialized synonyms: Thin Air

2. Verb. Declare invalid. "Void a plea"
Exact synonyms: Annul, Avoid, Invalidate, Nullify, Quash
Generic synonyms: Cancel, Strike Down
Specialized synonyms: Break, Stet
Derivative terms: Annulment, Invalidation, Invalidator, Nullification, Nullification, Nullifier, Nullifier, Voidable, Voider
Antonyms: Validate

3. Adjective. Lacking any legal or binding force. "Null and void"
Exact synonyms: Null
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Similar to: Invalid
Derivative terms: Nullity

4. Noun. An empty area or space. "Without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"
Exact synonyms: Emptiness, Vacancy, Vacuum
Generic synonyms: Space
Derivative terms: Vacant

5. Verb. Clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something. "The concert hall was voided of the audience"
Generic synonyms: Empty

6. Adjective. Containing nothing. "The earth was without form, and void"
Similar to: Empty

7. Verb. Take away the legal force of or render ineffective. "Invalidate a contract"
Exact synonyms: Invalidate, Vitiate
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Invalidation, Vitiation, Voidable
Antonyms: Validate

8. Verb. Excrete or discharge from the body.
Exact synonyms: Empty, Evacuate
Generic synonyms: Egest, Eliminate, Excrete, Pass
Specialized synonyms: Suction
Derivative terms: Evacuant, Evacuation, Evacuation, Voidance, Voider, Voiding

Definition of Void

1. a. Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.

2. n. An empty space; a vacuum.

3. v. t. To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table.

4. v. i. To be emitted or evacuated.

5. a. Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.

6. n. An empty space; a vacuum.

7. v. t. To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table.

8. v. i. To be emitted or evacuated.

Definition of Void

1. Adjective. Having lost all legal validity ¹

2. Adjective. (computing programming of a function or method) That does not return a value. ¹

3. Noun. An empty space; a vacuum. ¹

4. Noun. (astronomy) An extended region of space containing no galaxies ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To withdraw, depart. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To make invalid or worthless. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive medicine) To empty. ¹

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Definition of Void

1. to make void (of no legal force or effect) [v -ED, -ING, -S] : VOIDABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Void

1. 1. Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled. "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." (Camden) 3. Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid; as, void of learning, or of common use. "A conscience void of offense toward God." (Acts xxiv. 16) "He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor." (Prov. Xi. 12) 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. 7) 5. Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul. "Idol, void and vain." 6. Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable. Void space, a vacuum. Synonym: Empty, vacant, devoid, wanting, unfurnished, unsupplied, unoccupied. Origin: 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, Avoid. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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