I. adjective Etymology: Middle English voyde, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *vocitus, alteration of Latin vocivus, vacivus empty, from vacare to be empty Date: 14th century 1. a. not occupied ; vacant <
a void bishopric
b. not inhabited ; deserted 2. containing nothing <
void space
3. idle, leisure 4. a. being without something specified ; devoid <
a nature void of all malice
b. having no members or examples; specifically of a suit having no cards represented in a particular hand 5. vain, useless 6. a. of no legal force or effect ; null <
a void contract
b. voidable Synonyms: see emptyvoidness noun II. noun Date: 1616 1. a. opening, gap b. empty space ; emptiness, vacuum 2. the quality or state of being without something ; lack, absence 3. a feeling of want or hollowness 4. absence of cards of a particular suit in a hand originally dealt to a player III. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French voider (Old French of Île-de-France vuider) Vulgar Latin *vocitare, from *vocitus Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to make empty or vacant ; clear b. archaic vacate, leave 2. discharge, emit <
void urine
3. nullify, annul <
void a contract
intransitive verb to eliminate solid or liquid waste from the body • voider noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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