void


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Void \Void\, n.
   An empty space; a vacuum.
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         Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defense,
         And fills up all the mighty void of sense. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Void \Void\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Voided; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Voiding.] [OF. voidier, vuidier. See Void, a.]
   1. To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or
      empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table.
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            Void anon her place.                  --Chaucer.
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            If they will fight with us, bid them come down,
            Or void the field.                    --Shak.
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   2. To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge;
      as, to void excrements.
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            A watchful application of mind in voiding
            prejudices.                           --Barrow.
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            With shovel, like a fury, voided out
            The earth and scattered bones.        --J. Webster.
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   3. To render void; to make to be of no validity or effect; to
      vacate; to annul; to nullify.
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            After they had voided the obligation of the oath he
            had taken.                            --Bp. Burnet.
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            It was become a practice . . . to void the security
            that was at any time given for money so borrowed.
                                                  --Clarendon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Void \Void\, a. [OE. voide, OF. voit, voide, vuit, vuide, F.
   vide, fr. (assumed) LL. vocitus, fr. L. vocare, an old form
   of vacare to be empty, or a kindred word. Cf. Vacant,
   Avoid.]
   1. Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not
      filled.
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            The earth was without form, and void. --Gen. i. 2.
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            I 'll get me to a place more void.    --Shak.
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            I 'll chain him in my study, that, at void hours,
            I may run over the story of his country.
                                                  --Massinger.
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   2. Having no incumbent; unoccupied; -- said of offices and
      the like.
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            Divers great offices that had been long void.
                                                  --Camden.
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   3. Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid; as, void
      of learning, or of common use. --Milton.
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            A conscience void of offense toward God. --Acts
                                                  xxiv. 16.
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            He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor.
                                                  --Prov. xi.
                                                  12.
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   4. Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain.
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            [My word] shall not return to me void, but it shall
            accomplish that which I please.       --Isa. lv. 11.
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            I will make void the counsel of Judah. --Jer. xix.
                                                  7.
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   5. Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or
      soul. "Idol, void and vain." --Pope.
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   6. (Law) Of no legal force or effect, incapable of
      confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2.
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   Void space (Physics), a vacuum.
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   Syn: Empty; vacant; devoid; wanting; unfurnished; unsupplied;
        unoccupied.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Void \Void\, v. i.
   To be emitted or evacuated. --Wiseman.
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