Definitions for validˈvæl ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

val•idˈvæl ɪd(adj.)

  1. sound; just; well-founded.

  2. producing the desired result; effective:

    a valid remedy.

  3. having force, weight, or cogency; authoritative.

  4. legally sound, effective, or binding:

    a valid contract.

  5. (of an argument) so constructed that if the premises are jointly asserted, the conclusion cannot be denied without contradiction.

    Category: Philosphy

  6. Archaic. robust; healthy.

Origin of valid:

1565–75; < L validus strong =val(ēre) to be strong +-idus -id4


Princeton's WordNet

  1. valid(adj)

    well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force

    "a valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract"

  2. valid(adj)

    still legally acceptable

    "the license is still valid"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. valid(adjective)ˈvæl ɪd

    ≠ invalid

    a valid ID/passport

  2. validˈvæl ɪd

    one that is recognized by a computer system

  3. validˈvæl ɪd

    logical and based on fact

    a valid argument/point; The state did not recognize the validity of their marriage.; the validity of the argument


  1. valid(Adjective)

    Well grounded or justifiable, pertinent.

    I will believe him as soon as he offers a valid answer.

  2. valid(Adjective)

    Acceptable, proper or correct.

  3. valid(Adjective)

    Related to the current topic, or presented within context, relevant.

  4. valid(Adjective)

    A formula or system that evaluates to true regardless of the input values.

  5. valid(Adjective)

    An argument whose conclusion is always true whenever its premises are true.

    An argument is valid if and only if the set consisting of both (1) all of its premises and (2) the contradictory of its conclusion is inconsistent.

  6. Origin: From valide

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valid(adj)

    strong; powerful; efficient

  2. Valid(adj)

    having sufficient strength or force; founded in truth; capable of being justified, defended, or supported; not weak or defective; sound; good; efficacious; as, a valid argument; a valid objection

  3. Valid(adj)

    having legal strength or force; executed with the proper formalities; incapable of being rightfully overthrown or set aside; as, a valid deed; a valid covenant; a valid instrument of any kind; a valid claim or title; a valid marriage

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'valid' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4101

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'valid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4060

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'valid' in Adjectives Frequency: #544

Translations for valid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of reasons, arguments etc) true; reasonable or acceptable

That is not a valid excuse.

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