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"


  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


  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. Brad Adams:

    Its findings are still valid.

  2. Chancellor Werner Faymann:

    We've set this threshhold and it remains valid.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Valid questions are better than invalid assumptions.

  4. Edi Iswahyudi:

    We object to the prosecutor's letter because it's not valid.

  5. Daniel Kass:

    There’s no really valid way to try to count the amount of rats.

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