void Definition

  • 1completely empty
  • 2not valid or legally binding
  • 3a feeling of emptiness or loneliness

Using void: Examples

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

  • Example

    The room was void of any furniture.

  • Example

    The contract was declared void due to a breach of terms.

  • Example

    He felt a void in his life after his wife passed away.

  • Example

    The company's bankruptcy left a void in the job market.

void Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using void

  • an empty or unoccupied area


    The architect designed the building with void spaces to create an open and airy feel.

  • void one's bowels

    to defecate


    The spicy food made him void his bowels more frequently than usual.

  • lacking distinctive qualities or characteristics


    The new employee was efficient but void of personality, making it difficult for her to connect with her colleagues.

Phrases with void

  • completely lacking in something


    The report was void of any useful information.

  • null and void

    having no legal force or effect


    The contract was declared null and void due to a breach of terms.

  • void where prohibited

    a phrase used in legal documents to indicate that a particular provision or agreement is not enforceable in certain jurisdictions or under certain conditions


    The contest rules state that the promotion is void where prohibited by law.

Origins of void

from Old French 'voide', meaning 'empty'


Summary: void in Brief

The term 'void' [vɔɪd] can be used as an adjective to describe something that is completely empty, or as a noun to refer to a feeling of emptiness or loneliness. It can also mean something that is not valid or legally binding, such as a contract that has been declared void. The phrase 'void of' is used to describe something that is completely lacking in something, while 'null and void' refers to something that has no legal force or effect.

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