Void space
Void 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}, {Avoid}.] 1. Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled. [1913 Webster]

The earth was without form, and void. --Gen. i. 2. [1913 Webster]

I 'll get me to a place more void. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I 'll chain him in my study, that, at void hours, I may run over the story of his country. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

2. Having no incumbent; unoccupied; -- said of offices and the like. [1913 Webster]

Divers great offices that had been long void. --Camden. [1913 Webster]

3. Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid; as, void of learning, or of common use. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

A conscience void of offense toward God. --Acts xxiv. 16. [1913 Webster]

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor. --Prov. xi. 12. [1913 Webster]

4. Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain. [1913 Webster]

[My word] shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please. --Isa. lv. 11. [1913 Webster]

I will make void the counsel of Judah. --Jer. xix. 7. [1913 Webster]

5. Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul. ``Idol, void and vain.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

6. (Law) Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. {Voidable}, 2. [1913 Webster]

{Void space} (Physics), a vacuum. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Empty; vacant; devoid; wanting; unfurnished; unsupplied; unoccupied. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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