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. 3 (def 10).
(in cards) lack of cards in a suit:
a void in clubs.
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
to defecate or urinate.
without contents; empty
not legally binding: null and void
(of an office, house, position, etc) without an incumbent; unoccupied
(postpositive) foll by of. destitute or devoid: void of resources
having no effect; useless: all his efforts were rendered void
(of a card suit or player) having no cards in a particular suit: his spades were void
an empty space or area: the huge desert voids of Asia
a feeling or condition of loneliness or deprivation: his divorce left him in a void
a lack of any cards in one suit: to have a void in spades
Also called counter. the inside area of a character of type, such as the inside of an o
verb (mainly transitive)
to make ineffective or invalid
to empty (contents, etc) or make empty of contents
(also intransitive) to discharge the contents of (the bowels or urinary bladder)
(archaic) to vacate (a place, room, etc)
(obsolete) to expel
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.
v. void·ed, void·ing, voids
To excrete body wastes. adj.
Containing no matter; empty.
see: null and void
[voi-duh-buh l] /ˈvɔɪ də bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being nullified or invalidated. 2. Law. capable of being made or adjudged . /ˈvɔɪdəbəl/ adjective 1. capable of being voided 2. capable of being made of no legal effect or made void adj. late 15c., from void (v.) + -able.
[non-vol-uh-tl, -til or, esp. British, -tahyl] /nɒnˈvɒl ə tl, -tɪl or, esp. British, -ˌtaɪl/ adjective 1. not . 2. (of computer memory) having the property of retaining data when electrical power fails or is turned off.
[non-vol-uh-tl, -til or, esp. British, -tahyl] /nɒnˈvɒl ə tl, -tɪl or, esp. British, -ˌtaɪl/ adjective 1. not . 2. (of computer memory) having the property of retaining data when electrical power fails or is turned off. adj. also nonvolatile, 1837, from non- + volatile. non-volatile storage
- Non-volatile memory