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Definition 1: an empty area or space - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where void or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the huge desert voids
  • the emptiness of outer space
  • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

Synonyms for void in the sense of this definition

(void is a kind of ...) an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)

"the architect left space in front of the building" "they stopped at an open space in the jungle" "the space between his teeth"

Definition 2: the state of nonexistence - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for void in the sense of this definition

(void is a kind of ...) the state of not existing

(... is a kind of void ) nowhere to be found in a giant void

"it vanished into thin air"

Definition 3: excrete or discharge from the body - [verb of body]

Synonyms for void in the sense of this definition

(void is a kind of ...) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

(... is a kind of void ) empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction

"suction the uterus in an abortion"

Definition 4: take away the legal force of or render ineffective - [verb of change]

Samples where void or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • invalidate a contract

Synonyms for void in the sense of this definition

(void is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 5: clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something - [verb of change]

Samples where void or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The chemist voided the glass bottle
  • The concert hall was voided of the audience

(void is a kind of ...) make void or empty of contents

"Empty the box" "The alarm emptied the building"

Samples where void or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The contract was annulled
  • void a plea

Synonyms for void in the sense of this definition

(void is a kind of ...) declare null and void; make ineffective

"Cancel the election results" "strike down a law"

(... is a kind of void ) annul (a legal decision)

"the court set aside the conviction"

(... is a kind of void ) invalidate by judicial action

"The will was broken"

(... is a kind of void ) printing: cancel, as of a correction or deletion

Definition 7: containing nothing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where void or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the earth was without form, and void

(void is similar to ...) holding or containing nothing

"an empty glass" "an empty room" "full of empty seats" "empty hours"

Definition 8: lacking any legal or binding force - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where void or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • null and void

Synonyms for void in the sense of this definition

(void is similar to ...) having no cogency or legal force

"invalid reasoning" "an invalid driver's license"

(void belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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