Definition of Void

a.1.Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.
The earth was without form, and void.
- Gen. i. 2.
I 'll get me to a place more void.
- Shak.
I 'll chain him in my study, that, at void hours,
I may run over the story of his country.
- Massinger.
2.Having no incumbent; unoccupied; - said of offices and the like.
Divers great offices that had been long void.
- Camden.
3.Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid; as, void of learning, or of common use.
A conscience void of offense toward God.
- Acts xxiv. 16.
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor.
- Prov. xi. 12.
4.Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain.
[My word] shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please.
- Isa. lv. 11.
I will make void the counsel of Judah.
- Jer. xix. 7.
5.Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul.
6.(Law) Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2.
Void space
(Physics) a vacuum.
n.1.An empty space; a vacuum.
Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defense,
And fills up all the mighty void of sense.
- Pope.
v. t.1.To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table.
[imp. & p. p. Voided; p. pr. & vb. n. Voiding.]
Void anon her place.
- Chaucer.
If they will fight with us, bid them come down,
Or void the field.
- Shak.
2.To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge; as, to void excrements.
With shovel, like a fury, voided out
The earth and scattered bones.
- J. Webster.
3.To render void; to make to be of no validity or effect; to vacate; to annul; to nullify.
After they had voided the obligation of the oath he had taken.
- Bp. Burnet.
It was become a practice . . . to void the security that was at any time given for money so borrowed.
- Clarendon.
v. i.1.To be emitted or evacuated.

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