[ voi-did ]
/ ˈvɔɪ dɪd /


having a void.
having been made void: a voided contract.
having a section or area that has been cut out or omitted: a voided Greek cross.
Heraldry. (of a charge) depicted as if the center had been removed so as to leave only an outline: an inescutcheon voided.

Nearby words

  1. voicemail,
  2. voiceprint,
  3. void,
  4. voidable,
  5. voidance,
  6. voider,
  7. voiding cystogram,
  8. voigt's lines,
  9. voila,
  10. voile

Origin of voided

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at void, -ed2

Related formsun·void·ed, adjective

Origin of void

1250–1300; (adj.) Middle English voide < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *vocīta, feminine of *vocītus, dissimilated variant of Latin vocīvus, itself variant of vac(ī)vus empty; see vacuum; (v.) Middle English voiden < Anglo-French voider, Old French < Vulgar Latin *vocītāre, derivative of *vocītus; (noun) derivative of the adj.

3, 4. See empty. 5. vacant, unoccupied. 8. vacuum.

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British Dictionary definitions for voided


/ (ˈvɔɪdɪd) /


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


/ (vɔɪd) /



verb (mainly tr)

Derived Formsvoider, nounvoidness, noun

Word Origin for void

C13: from Old French vuide, from Vulgar Latin vocītus (unattested), from Latin vacuus empty, from vacāre to be empty

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Word Origin and History for voided
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Medicine definitions for voided


[ void ]


To excrete body wastes.


Containing no matter; empty.

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Idioms and Phrases with voided


see null and void.

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