valid Definition

  • 1based on truth or reason; able to be accepted
  • 2legally or officially acceptable

Using valid: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "valid" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The argument he presented was valid and convincing.

  • Example

    Your passport is no longer valid.

  • Example

    This coupon is only valid until the end of the month.

  • Example

    The contract is not valid without a signature.

valid Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with valid

  • a statement or argument that is logical and reasonable


    She made a valid point about the importance of time management.

  • the length of time during which something is considered legally or officially acceptable


    The validity period of your driver's license is five years.

  • a reason for not doing something that is considered acceptable


    Being sick is a valid excuse for missing work.

Origins of valid

from Latin 'validus', meaning 'strong'


Summary: valid in Brief

The term 'valid' [ˈvælɪd] refers to something that is based on truth or reason, and can be accepted. It can also mean legally or officially acceptable. Examples include 'The argument he presented was valid and convincing,' and 'Your passport is no longer valid.' Phrases like 'valid point' and 'valid excuse' denote logical statements and acceptable reasons, respectively.

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