What does Avoid mean?

Definitions for Avoid
əˈvɔɪdAvoid

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. avoid(verb)

    stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

    "Her former friends now avoid her"

  2. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off(verb)

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

  3. avoid(verb)

    refrain from doing something

    "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories"

  4. keep off, avoid(verb)

    refrain from certain foods or beverages

    "I keep off drugs"; "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"

  5. invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify(verb)

    declare invalid

    "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"

Wiktionary

  1. avoid(Verb)

    To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor not to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.

    Etymology: From avoiden, from avoider, esvuidier, from es- + vuidier, from viduare, from viduus; see void.

  2. avoid(Verb)

    To make empty; to clear.

    Etymology: From avoiden, from avoider, esvuidier, from es- + vuidier, from viduare, from viduus; see void.

  3. avoid(Verb)

    To make void, to annul; to refute (especially a contract).

    Etymology: From avoiden, from avoider, esvuidier, from es- + vuidier, from viduare, from viduus; see void.

  4. avoid(Verb)

    To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication, the plaintiff may deny the defendant's plea, or confess it, and avoid it by stating new matter.

    Etymology: From avoiden, from avoider, esvuidier, from es- + vuidier, from viduare, from viduus; see void.

  5. avoid(Verb)

    To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.

    Etymology: From avoiden, from avoider, esvuidier, from es- + vuidier, from viduare, from viduus; see void.

  6. avoid(Verb)

    To leave, evacuate; to leave as empty, to withdraw or come away from.

    Etymology: From avoiden, from avoider, esvuidier, from es- + vuidier, from viduare, from viduus; see void.

  7. avoid(Verb)

    To get rid of.

    Etymology: From avoiden, from avoider, esvuidier, from es- + vuidier, from viduare, from viduus; see void.

  8. avoid(Verb)

    To retire; to withdraw, depart, go away.

    Etymology: From avoiden, from avoider, esvuidier, from es- + vuidier, from viduare, from viduus; see void.

  9. avoid(Verb)

    To become void or vacant.

    Etymology: From avoiden, from avoider, esvuidier, from es- + vuidier, from viduare, from viduus; see void.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avoid(adj)

    to empty

  2. Avoid(adj)

    to emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions

  3. Avoid(adj)

    to quit or evacuate; to withdraw from

  4. Avoid(adj)

    to make void; to annul or vacate; to refute

  5. Avoid(adj)

    to keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters

  6. Avoid(adj)

    to get rid of

  7. Avoid(adj)

    to defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication, the plaintiff may deny the defendant's plea, or confess it, and avoid it by stating new matter

  8. Avoid(verb)

    to retire; to withdraw

  9. Avoid(verb)

    to become void or vacant

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Avoid

    a-void′, v.t. to try to escape from: to shun: (law) to invalidate: (Shak.) to leave, to quit.—adj. Avoid′able.—n. Avoid′ance, the act of avoiding or shunning: act of annulling. [Pfx. a- = Fr. es = L. ex, out, and Void.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Avoid' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1275

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Avoid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2096

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Avoid' in Verbs Frequency: #185

How to pronounce Avoid?

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How to say Avoid in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Avoid in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Avoid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Avoid in a Sentence

  1. Chrystia Freeland:

    Were not the first country to find itself in this situation with China and the Chinese practice seems to be to avoid in the early stages of these kinds of standoffs, to avoid higher level meanings, i have sought repeatedly a meeting with the Wang Yi, the foreign minister, my counterpart. Thus far that meeting hasnt happened. But if Chinese officials are listening to us today, let me repeat that I would be very, very keen to meet with Minister Wang Yi or to speak with him over the phone at the earliest opportunity.

  2. The Navy:

    The presumed culprits put up resistance and scuffled with Navy personnel, with the unfortunate result that a firearm accidentally discharged, wounding one person, this drew a larger group that attacked the Navy personnel, who withdrew to avoid a confrontation.

  3. The Russian Foreign Ministry:

    It is important to avoid unrest and bloodshed.

  4. Richard Isaacson:

    People at risk still need to pay careful attention to nutrition labels, when it comes to nutrition labels, the fewer ingredients, the better ! Focus on natural whole food, and minimize or avoid those that are highly processed.

  5. Carl Jung:

    I have always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way.

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