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Definition of VOID

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Void \Void\, n.
     An empty space; a vacuum.
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           Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defense, And fills up all the mighty void of sense. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Void \Void\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Voided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Voiding}.] [OF. voidier, vuidier. See {Void}, a.]
     1. To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table. [1913 Webster]

              Void anon her place.                  --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              If they will fight with us, bid them come down, Or void the field.                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge; as, to void excrements. [1913 Webster]

              A watchful application of mind in voiding prejudices.                           --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

              With shovel, like a fury, voided out
              The earth and scattered bones.        --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]

     3. To render void; to make to be of no validity or effect; to vacate; to annul; to nullify. [1913 Webster]

              After they had voided the obligation of the oath he had taken.                            --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

              It was become a practice . . . to void the security that was at any time given for money so borrowed.
                                                    --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 v.0.48 [gcide]

Void \Void\, v. i.
     To be emitted or evacuated. --Wiseman.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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