void


void
void [void]
adj.
[ME voide < OFr vuide < VL * vocitus, for L vocivus, var. of vacivus < vacare, to be empty]
1. not occupied; vacant: said of benefices, offices, etc.
2.
a) holding or containing nothing
b) devoid or destitute (of) [void of sense]
3. having no effect or result; ineffective; useless
4. Card Games holding no cards in a suit as dealt to the hand [to be void in clubs]
5. Law
a) of no legal force; not binding; invalid; null
b) loosely capable of being nullified
n.
1. total emptiness; an empty space or vacuum
2.
a) total absence of something normally present
b) a feeling of emptiness or deprivation [the void left by his death]
3. a break or open space, as in a surface; gap
4. Card Games the absence, from a player's hand as dealt, of any cards in a certain suit [a void in clubs]
vt.
[ME voiden < MFr vuidier < vuide, adj.]
1. Now Rare
a) to make empty; clear
b) to vacate
2.
a) to empty (the contents of something)
b) to evacuate, or discharge (urine or feces)
3. to make void, or of no effect; nullify; annul
vi.
to defecate or, esp., to urinate
SYN.- EMPTY
voidable
adj.
voider
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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