void /ˈvɔɪd/ 及物動詞
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. “Idol, void and vain.”
6. Law Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2.
Void space Physics, a vacuum.
Syn: -- Empty; vacant; devoid; wanting; unfurnished; unsupplied; unoccupied.
Void, n. An empty space; a vacuum.
Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defense,
And fills up all the mighty void of sense. --Pope.
Void, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Voided; p. pr. & vb. n. Voiding.]
1. To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table.
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.
A watchful application of mind in voiding prejudices. --Barrow.
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.
Void, v. i. To be emitted or evacuated.
adj 1: lacking any legal or binding force; "null and void" [syn: null]
2: containing nothing; "the earth was without form, and void"
n 1: the state of nonexistence [syn: nothingness, nullity]
2: an empty area or space; "the huge desert voids"; "the
emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he'll be
ruling in a vacuum" [syn: vacancy, emptiness, vacuum]
v 1: declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
[syn: invalidate, annul, quash, avoid, nullify]
2: clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear
(a place, receptacle, etc.) of something; "The chemist
voided the glass bottle"; "The concert hall was voided of
3: take away the legal force of or render ineffective;
"invalidateas a contract" [syn: invalidate, vitiate]
4: excrete or discharge from the body [syn: evacuate, empty]