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. Zhu Guangyao:

    (In) some cases certainly the borrower should take their responsibility, we've been very clear that's a market principle but we also emphasize we must avoid any negative impact to the regional and the systemic financial risk, we have full confidence that we have the real capacity to (keep) ... our financial system healthy and sustainable.

  2. The DPP:

    I know Xi Jinping is working very hard to make a circle before she (Tsai) takes office - to get her to stand inside the circle, that is the trick you have to avoid. There is no such thing as the maintenance of a status quo.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Your past/yesterday is gone forever. So, forget it outrightly. Your tomorrow/future is yet to come. Thus, never be bothered about it. Rather, plan/work for it. Today/the present is right before you and you've got to utilize/maximize it in order to avoid regrets eventually.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    Well, unfortunately it created a distraction that didn't allow us at the end of the campaign there to close with our message because everybody wanted to talk about the fact that I said the same thing a couple times, and it was a mistake in the sense that, I mean what I was trying to avoid, Wolf, was kind of an inner party fight, I don't like Republican-on-Republican violence in these debates.

  5. Elizabeth Lombardo:

    The more comfortable you get with trying new things, the less you’re going to avoid it and the more you’re going to say yes to new challenges.

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