What does valid mean?

Definitions for validˈvæl ɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word valid.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Valid

    val′id, adj. strong: having sufficient strength or force: founded in truth: sound: conclusive: (law) executed with the proper formalities: legal: rightful.—v.t. Val′idate, to confirm, give legal force to: test the validity of.—ns. Validā′tion; Valid′ity.—adv. Val′idly.—n. Val′idness. [Fr.,—L. validusvalēre, to be strong.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of valid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of valid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tommy Smothers:

    The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.

  2. Morley Saefer:

    Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that.

  3. Bruce McCain:

    This continues the general trend of data pointing to a strong economy, and it indicates that the surge of activity we've seen is valid.

  4. Uta Hagan:

    More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.

  5. Helen Merrell Lynd:

    Our whole life is an attempt to discover when our spontaneity is whimsical, sentimental irresponsiblity and when it is a valid expression of our deepest desires and values.

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