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

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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. Brian Hill:

    Young people do not avoid oral sex. That being a given, the best thing we can do is increase the vaccination rate. The second thing we can do is be highly aware of signs and symptoms.

  2. Abby Spanberger:

    Regardless of what actions the president did or didn't take ... understanding in far greater detail the aggression of a foreign adversary nation against our election's infrastructure should ideally help us avoid such circumstances in the future.

  3. Loic Dessaint:

    It's important as a general rule that board secretaries avoid allowing themselves to be influenced by a CEO who might promise them remuneration through a subsidiary, if Ms Sepehri has been paid by RNBV, it is a conflict of interest situation.

  4. Gideon Oliver:

    For years, New York City and the NYPD have made every effort to avoid public scrutiny around the NYPD killing of Eric Garner and Alvin Bragg and Gideon Oliver insufficient investigations and other responses.

  5. Des Roches:

    The important message is that these children should be followed preventively to be sure that they take sufficient calcium and vitamin D to have strong bones and avoid bone problems, otherwise, these kids are in very good health.

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