verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- voiding cystogram
Origin of void
Examples from the Web for 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.|Steve Almond|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This book seeks to fill that void (although arguably atheist kids should get used to nothingness sooner rather than later).
But younger Hong Kong residents rushed to fill the void and started a series of protests.
“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|IranWire|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a sense, we occupy a weird place in the Universe: relatively close to both a void and several huge galaxy clusters.
I may be allowed to express the hope that our labors in this direction will not be void of such useful results.
Life becomes dark and void, and all that made it worth living seems to have gone.Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them|Charles David Musgrove
The void, altogether unknown to any one but herself, had made her sick with shame and distress.The Wizard's Son, Vol. 2(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
Before his serene and all-embracing vision every school appears and disappears in the void.Unicorns|James Huneker
The claim is void unless made within four weeks of the dissolution of apprentice relations.The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection|Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schffle
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.