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.

  2. avoid(Verb)

    To make empty; to clear.

  3. avoid(Verb)

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

  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.

  5. avoid(Verb)

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

  6. avoid(Verb)

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

  7. avoid(Verb)

    To get rid of.

  8. avoid(Verb)

    To retire; to withdraw, depart, go away.

  9. avoid(Verb)

    To become void or vacant.

  10. Origin: 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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lopez Obrador:

    We have to avoid inflation.

  2. Sorel Vorster:

    We want to avoid surgery if we can.

  3. Elana Silverstein:

    I avoid the store, too many crowds.

  4. Michael Schachter:

    I was keen to avoid jail if possible.

  5. Mark Judge:

    As a result, I avoid public speaking.

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