void space


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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