Origin of voided
- Law. having no legal force or effect; not legally binding or enforceable.
- useless; ineffectual; vain.
- devoid; destitute (usually followed by of): a life void of meaning.
- without contents; empty.
- without an incumbent, as an office.
- Mathematics. (of a set) empty.
- (in cards) having no cards in a suit.
- an empty space; emptiness: He disappeared into the void.
- something experienced as a loss or privation: His death left a great void in her life.
- a gap or opening, as in a wall.
- a vacancy; vacuum.
- Typography. counter3(def 10).
- (in cards) lack of cards in a suit: a void in clubs.
- to make ineffectual; invalidate; nullify: to void a check.
- to empty; discharge; evacuate: to void excrement.
- to clear or empty (often followed by of): to void a chamber of occupants.
- Archaic. to depart from; vacate.
- to defecate or urinate.
Origin of void
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Examples from the Web for voided
The meltdown of the Chernobyl reactor blew the unit's casing apart and voided the core to the atmosphere.Why Japan's Nuclear Meltdown Is No Chernobyl
March 13, 2011
That voided first in the morning is least likely to contain them.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
There was no doubt as to their origin for they were voided while the physician was in the room.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
Then they voided the land, for they had haste of the journey, whither they would fare.
Anon they parted with a kiss and voided merrily King Gunther's land.
Crest / a reform tortoise of the rand emergent couped at the neck proper disarmed and voided of assets."Mr Punch's" Book of Arms
Edward Tennyson Reed
- heraldry (of a design) with a hole in the centre of the same shape as the designa voided lozenge
- rare having a void or made void
- without contents; empty
- not legally bindingnull and void
- (of an office, house, position, etc) without an incumbent; unoccupied
- (postpositive foll by of) destitute or devoidvoid of resources
- having no effect; uselessall his efforts were rendered void
- (of a card suit or player) having no cards in a particular suithis spades were void
- an empty space or areathe huge desert voids of Asia
- a feeling or condition of loneliness or deprivationhis divorce left him in a void
- a lack of any cards in one suitto have a void in spades
- Also called: counter the inside area of a character of type, such as the inside of an o
- to make ineffective or invalid
- to empty (contents, etc) or make empty of contents
- (also intr) to discharge the contents of (the bowels or urinary bladder)
- archaic to vacate (a place, room, etc)
- obsolete to expel
Word Origin and History for voided
"empty space, vacuum," 1727; see void (adj.).
"to clear" (some place, of something), c.1300, from void (adj.); meaning "to deprive (something) of legal validity" is attested from early 14c. Related: Voided; voiding.
late 13c., "unoccupied, vacant," from Anglo-French and Old French voide "empty, vast, wide, hollow, waste," from Latin vocivus "unoccupied, vacant," related to vacuus "empty" (see vacuum). Meaning "lacking or wanting" (something) is recorded from early 15c. Meaning "legally invalid" is attested from mid-15c.
- To excrete body wastes.
- Containing no matter; empty.
Idioms and Phrases with voided
see null and void.