What does void mean?

Definitions for voidvɔɪd

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nothingness, void, nullity, nihility(noun)

    the state of nonexistence

  2. void, vacancy, emptiness, vacuum(adj)

    an empty area or space

    "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"

  3. null, void(adj)

    lacking any legal or binding force

    "null and void"

  4. void(verb)

    containing nothing

    "the earth was without form, and void"

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

    declare invalid

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

  6. void(verb)

    clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something

    "The chemist voided the glass bottle"; "The concert hall was voided of the audience"

  7. invalidate, void, vitiate(verb)

    take away the legal force of or render ineffective

    "invalidate a contract"

  8. evacuate, void, empty(verb)

    excrete or discharge from the body


  1. void(Noun)

    An empty space; a vacuum.

    Nobody had crossed the void since one man died trying three hundred years ago; it's high time we had another go.

  2. void(Noun)

    An extended region of space containing no galaxies

  3. void(Verb)

    To withdraw, depart.

  4. void(Verb)

    To make invalid or worthless.

    He voided the check and returned it.

  5. void(Verb)

    To empty.

    void oneu2019s bowels

  6. void(Adjective)

    Having lost all legal validity

    null and void

  7. void(Adjective)

    That does not return a value.

  8. Origin: From vuit, voide (modern vide).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Void(adj)

    containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled

  2. Void(adj)

    having no incumbent; unoccupied; -- said of offices and the like

  3. Void(adj)

    being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid; as, void of learning, or of common use

  4. Void(adj)

    not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain

  5. Void(adj)

    containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul

  6. Void(adj)

    of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2

  7. Void(noun)

    an empty space; a vacuum

  8. Void(adj)

    to remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table

  9. Void(adj)

    to throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge; as, to void excrements

  10. Void(adj)

    to render void; to make to be of no validity or effect; to vacate; to annul; to nullify

  11. Void(verb)

    to be emitted or evacuated

  12. Origin: [OF. voidier, vuidier. See Void, a.]


  1. Void

    Void was a Washington D.C.-based hardcore punk/crossover thrash band. They were one of the first hardcore outfits to fuse hardcore and some heavy metal in a way most hardcore and metal fans could accept, paving the way for bands such as The Melvins. They were one of the first local bands popular in the D.C. scene that was from outside the Beltway, hailing from Columbia, Maryland, a suburb located between D.C. and Baltimore.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Void

    void, adj. unoccupied: empty: destitute (with of): having no binding force: wanting: unsubstantial.—n. an empty space.—v.t. to make vacant: to quit: to send out, emit, empty out: to render of no effect, to nullify: (Spens.) to lay aside, divest one's self of.—adj. Void′able, that may be voided or evacuated.—n. Void′ance, act of voiding or emptying: state of being void: ejection.—p.adj. Void′ed (her.), having the inner part cut away or left vacant—said of a charge or ordinary.—ns. Void′er, one who empties: a contrivance in armour for covering an unprotected part of the body: a tray for carrying away crumbs, &c.; Void′ing, the act of voiding: a remnant; Void′ness, emptiness: nullity. [O. Fr. voide, void, empty—L. viduus, bereft; others trace to Low L. form, akin to L. vacāre, to be empty.]

Editors Contribution

  1. void

    To change and bring to an end a legal contract, legal decision or judicial sentence as the original legal data, evidence, paperwork and facts to support the purpose for it was intended for were reviewed in the interest of justice, justness and fairness and found a different decision, sentence or outcome would be just, ethically and morally.

    The lawyers along with the judge agreed the legal decision needed to be declared void as the original paperwork was reviewed and was found to have issues that needed to be addressed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of void in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of void in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    He who is void of love is void of power.

  2. Peter Hallowell:

    We’re hoping to fill that void with a study like this.

  3. Kedar Joshi:

    It is impossible to imagine existence void of any intelligence.

  4. Bryant McGill:

    Become empty to become complete, for it is the void that defines the form.

  5. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    If you look long enough into the void the void begins to look back through you.

Images & Illustrations of void

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Translations for void

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • buitCatalan, Valencian
  • prázdnotaCzech
  • tomrumDanish
  • Leere, leeren, annullieren, ungültig, entleeren, löschen, nichtigGerman
  • κενόςGreek
  • anular, inválido, evacuar, vacío, nulo, invalidarSpanish
  • باطلPersian
  • mitätön, tyhjentää, mitätöity, tyhjiö, mitätöidäFinnish
  • vide, révoquer, annuler, résilier, nul, néantFrench
  • semmis, űr, érvénytelen, üresség, ürítHungarian
  • invalidar, vacuo, nulle, evacuar, vacuar, annullar, invalideInterlingua
  • batal, membatalkan, hampa, mengosongkanIndonesian
  • vacuo, vuotoItalian
  • 空隙Japanese
  • vacuumLatin
  • mārua, hemangaMāori
  • vacuüm, annuleren, legen, ongeldig, nietig, leegte, ongeldig makenDutch
  • vakuum, intet, tømme, annulere, ugyldig, tomrom, tomhet, gjøre ugyldigNorwegian
  • nieważny, pustka, unieważnićPolish
  • evacuar, vácuo, inválido, invalidar, esvaziar, vazio, anular, nuloPortuguese
  • пустота́Russian
  • praznina, празнинаSerbo-Croatian
  • prazninaSlovene
  • upphäva, tomrum, annulleraSwedish
  • باطلUrdu

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