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VOID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does void mean? 

VOID (noun)
  The noun VOID has 2 senses:

1. the state of nonexistence
2. an empty area or space

  Familiarity information: VOID used as a noun is rare.


VOID (adjective)
  The adjective VOID has 2 senses:

1. lacking any legal or binding force
2. containing nothing

  Familiarity information: VOID used as an adjective is rare.


VOID (verb)
  The verb VOID has 4 senses:

1. declare invalid
2. clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something
3. take away the legal force of or render ineffective
4. excrete or discharge from the body

  Familiarity information: VOID used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VOID (noun)


Sense 1void [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of nonexistence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

void; nullity; nothingness; nihility

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

nonentity; nonexistence (the state of not existing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "void"):

thin air (nowhere to be found in a giant void)


Sense 2void [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An empty area or space

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

vacancy; vacuum; void; emptiness

Context examples:

the huge desert voids / the emptiness of outer space / without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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

space (an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things))


VOID (adjective)


Sense 1void [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking any legal or binding force

Synonyms:

null; void

Context example:

null and void

Similar:

invalid (having no cogency or legal force)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2void [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Containing nothing

Context example:

the earth was without form, and void

Similar:

empty (holding or containing nothing)


VOID (verb)


Sense 1void [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declare invalid

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

void; nullify; invalidate; annul; quash; avoid

Context examples:

The contract was annulled / void a plea

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

cancel; strike down (declare null and void; make ineffective)

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

break (invalidate by judicial action)

stet (printing: cancel, as of a correction or deletion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2void [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

The chemist voided the glass bottle / The concert hall was voided of the audience

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

empty (make void or empty of contents)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3void [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take away the legal force of or render ineffective

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

void; vitiate; invalidate

Context example:

invalidate a contract

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

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4void [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excrete or discharge from the body

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

void; empty; evacuate

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

egest; eliminate; excrete; pass (eliminate from the body)

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

suction (empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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