What does void mean?

Definitions for void

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nothingness, void, nullity, nihilitynoun

    the state of nonexistence

  2. void, vacancy, emptiness, vacuumadjective

    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, voidadjective

    lacking any legal or binding force

    "null and void"

  4. voidverb

    containing nothing

    "the earth was without form, and void"

  5. invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullifyverb

    declare invalid

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

  6. voidverb

    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, vitiateverb

    take away the legal force of or render ineffective

    "invalidate a contract"

  8. evacuate, void, emptyverb

    excrete or discharge from the body


  1. voidnoun

    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. voidnoun

    An extended region of space containing no galaxies

  3. voidverb

    To withdraw, depart.

  4. voidverb

    To make invalid or worthless.

    He voided the check and returned it.

  5. voidverb

    To empty.

    void one's bowels

  6. voidadjective

    Having lost all legal validity

    null and void

  7. voidadjective

    That does not return a value.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Voidadjective

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

  2. Voidadjective

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

  3. Voidadjective

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

  4. Voidadjective

    not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain

  5. Voidadjective

    containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul

  6. Voidadjective

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

  7. Voidnoun

    an empty space; a vacuum

  8. Voidadjective

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

  9. Voidadjective

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

  10. Voidadjective

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

  11. Voidverb

    to be emitted or evacuated

  12. Etymology: [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.]

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  2. VOID

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VOID

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Void is ranked #54864 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Void surname appeared 375 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Void.

    84.2% or 316 total occurrences were Black.
    11.4% or 43 total occurrences were White.
    1.8% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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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

Examples of void in a Sentence

  1. Craig Lally:

    As the final trier of fact in the use-of-force investigation and disciplinary process, the premature decision by the chief essentially renders the investigation process void, by making his opinion public without having all the faces, he influences the investigation for all parties involved, including his command officers and the public.

  2. Rand Eberhard:

    It's a big void that is left in our community to lose such an important guy.

  3. Todd Kaplan:

    The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Showis one of the most anticipated performances of the year and we are thrilled to welcome The Weeknd to the stage, pepsi has worked with some of music’s biggest artists over the years - from Prince to Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and most recently Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. After a year that’s largely been void of live music, we can’t wait to watch The Weeknd transform the world’s biggest stage with his limitless talent and creativity, delivering what will most certainly be an unforgettable performance that will be remembered for years to come.

  4. Carly Pildis:

    Whatever void you are hoping to fill will not be filled with the barrel of a gun, the Jewish people have survived over 5,000 years of oppression and violence. Our very existence is an act of resistance. We aren't going anywhere.

  5. Donna Pettis:

    You never get over something like this, that void will always be there but we want closure.

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