Meaning of void

void

Pronunciation: (void), [key]
— adj.
  1. having no legal force or effect; not legally binding or enforceable.
  2. useless; ineffectual; vain.
  3. devoid; destitute (usually fol. by of&hasp;): a life void of meaning.
  4. without contents; empty.
  5. without an incumbent, as an office.
  6. (of a set) empty.
  7. (in cards) having no cards in a suit.
—n.
  1. an empty space; emptiness: He disappeared into the void.
  2. something experienced as a loss or privation: His death left a great void in her life.
  3. a gap or opening, as in a wall.
  4. a vacancy; vacuum.
  5. counter (def. 10).
  6. (in cards) lack of cards in a suit: a void in clubs.
—v.t.
  1. to make ineffectual; invalidate; nullify: to void a check.
  2. to empty; discharge; evacuate: to void excrement.
  3. to clear or empty (often fol. by of&hasp;): to void a chamber of occupants.
  4. to depart from; vacate.
—v.i.
  1. to defecate or urinate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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