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INVALID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does invalid mean? 

INVALID (noun)
  The noun INVALID has 1 sense:

1. someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury

  Familiarity information: INVALID used as a noun is very rare.


INVALID (adjective)
  The adjective INVALID has 2 senses:

1. having no cogency or legal force
2. no longer valid

  Familiarity information: INVALID used as an adjective is rare.


INVALID (verb)
  The verb INVALID has 2 senses:

1. force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen
2. injure permanently

  Familiarity information: INVALID used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INVALID (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

invalid; shut-in

Hypernyms ("invalid" is a kind of...):

diseased person; sick person; sufferer (a person suffering from an illness)

Holonyms ("invalid" is a member of...):

homebound (people who are confined to their homes)


INVALID (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having no cogency or legal force

Context examples:

invalid reasoning / an invalid driver's license

Similar:

null; void (lacking any legal or binding force)

invalidated; nullified (deprived of legal force)

false (erroneous and usually accidental)

fallacious; unsound (containing or based on a fallacy)

bad; uncollectible (not capable of being collected)

sophistic; sophistical (plausible but misleading)

Also:

illegitimate (of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful)

Antonym:

valid (well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force)


Sense 2invalid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

No longer valid

Context example:

the license is invalid

Similar:

expired (having come to an end or become void after passage of a period of time)


INVALID (verb)


Sense 1invalid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "invalid" is one way to...):

remove (remove from a position or an office)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2invalid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Injure permanently

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

handicap; disable; incapacitate; invalid

Context example:

He was disabled in a car accident

Hypernyms (to "invalid" is one way to...):

injure; wound (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "invalid"):

hock (disable by cutting the hock)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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