Definition of


  1. (noun, state) the state of nonexistence
  2. (noun, shape) an empty area or space
    the emptiness of outer space
    without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum
  3. (verb, social) declare invalid
    void a plea
  4. (verb, change) 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
  5. (verb, change) take away the legal force of or render ineffective
  6. (verb, body) excrete or discharge from the body
  7. (adj, all) lacking any legal or binding force
  8. (adj, all) containing nothing

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Void

  1. late 13c., "unoccupied, vacant," from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. voide "empty, vast, wide, hollow, waste," from L. vocivus "unoccupied, vacant," related to vacuus "empty" (see vacuum). Meaning "lacking or wanting" (something) is recorded from early 15c. Meaning "legally invalid" is attested from mid-15c. Noun sense of "empty space, vacuum" is from 1727. The verb m… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Void

v-day, v-e day, vapid, vapidity, vat, vat dye, vd, vdu, veda, vet, veto, video, vidua, vitiate, vitiated, vivid, voodoo, vote, vote out, vt

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