void

A void is empty space, nothingness, zero, zilch. A place that's void of all life forms has no sign of animals, plants, or people.

You may recognize void from the Old Testament passage describing creation: "The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep." In other words, nothing was there: pure emptiness. When you void something or make it void, you make it legally invalid, and that kind of void often goes with null. You might tell Cinderella, "If you're not back by midnight, that arrangement with the pumpkin and the mice is null and void."

Definitions of void
1

n an empty area or space

“the huge desert voids
Synonyms:
emptiness, vacancy, vacuum
Type of:
space
an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)

n the state of nonexistence

Synonyms:
nihility, nothingness, nullity
Types:
thin air
nowhere to be found in a giant void
Type of:
nonentity, nonexistence
the state of not existing

adj containing nothing

“the earth was without form, and void
Synonyms:
empty
holding or containing nothing

adj lacking any legal or binding force

Synonyms:
null
invalid
having no cogency or legal force

v clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something

“The chemist voided the glass bottle”
“The concert hall was voided of the audience”
Type of:
empty
make void or empty of contents

v declare invalid

void a plea”
Synonyms:
annul, avoid, invalidate, nullify, quash
Antonyms:
formalise, formalize, validate
declare or make legally valid
Types:
break
invalidate by judicial action
stet
printing: cancel, as of a correction or deletion
Type of:
cancel, strike down
declare null and void; make ineffective

v take away the legal force of or render ineffective

Synonyms:
invalidate, vitiate
Antonyms:
validate
make valid or confirm the validity of
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v excrete or discharge from the body

Synonyms:
empty, evacuate
Types:
suction
empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction
Type of:
egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
eliminate from the body

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