void Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the state of nonexistence
nothingness; nullity; nihility.
noun an empty area or space
vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
- the huge desert voids
- the emptiness of outer space
- without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum
verb declare invalid
invalidate; annul; nullify; quash; avoid.
- The contract was annulled
- void a plea
verb clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something
- The chemist voided the glass bottle
- The concert hall was voided of the audience
verb take away the legal force of or render ineffective
- invalidate a contract
verb excrete or discharge from the body
adjective satellite lacking any legal or binding force
- null and void
adjective satellite containing nothing
- the earth was without form, and void
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.
Having no incumbent; unoccupied; -- said of offices and the like.
Divers great offices that had been long void. Camden.
Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid;Milton. as,. voidof 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.
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.
Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul."Idol, void and vain." Pope.
(Law) Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2. Syn. -- Empty; vacant; devoid; wanting; unfurnished; unsupplied; unoccupied.
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 transitive verb
To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave; as, to. voida table
Void anon her place. Chaucer.
If they will fight with us, bid them come down, Or void the field. Shak.
To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge; as, to. voidexcrements
A watchful application of mind in voiding prejudices. Barrow.
With shovel, like a fury, voided out The earth and scattered bones. J. Webster.
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. Clarendon.
Void intransitive verb
To be emitted or evacuated.Wiseman.