verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of void
Synonyms for void
Related Words for voidnull, blank, gap, vacuum, vacate, invalidate, annul, abrogate, dissolve, rescind, short, abandoned, drained, deprived, clear, lacking, free, scant, bare, shy
Examples from the Web for void
Contemporary Examples of void
His non-fiction fills, or helps to fill, the void left by Foster Wallace.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.
November 14, 2014
This book seeks to fill that void (although arguably atheist kids should get used to nothingness sooner rather than later).Are You There, Nobody? It’s Me, Margaret
October 12, 2014
But younger Hong Kong residents rushed to fill the void and started a series of protests.Hong Kong Protesters Fear Martial Law Is Coming
Gordon G. Chang
September 29, 2014
“A suspended sentence becomes null and void after a certain period of time,” Rofugaran said.Iran Court Sentences ‘Happy’ Dancers to 6 months and 91 Lashes
September 17, 2014
In a sense, we occupy a weird place in the Universe: relatively close to both a void and several huge galaxy clusters.Laniakea: The Milky Way’s Place in the Heavens
Matthew R. Francis
September 7, 2014
Historical Examples of void
But just ere the silent became unendurable, a thought appeared in the void.Weighed and Wanting
Inspector Burke himself filled the void in the halting sentence.Within the Law
The Trainer's admonition seemed like a cry to a cyclone, as void of usefulness.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
As this marriage was null and void, there was no Marchioness of Morella.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
And not a muscle of his face stirred; he simply gazed into the void.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for void
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.
"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.
see null and void.