From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvoidvoid1 /vɔɪd/ ●○○ noun [singular] 1 SAD/UNHAPPYa feeling of great sadness that you have when someone you love dies or when something is taken from you Running the business helped to fill the void after his wife died.2 a situation in which something important or interesting is needed or wanted, but does not exist The amusement park will fill a void in this town, which has little entertainment for children.3 DNSPACE/GAP literary an empty area of space where nothing exists She looked over the cliff into the void.
Examples from the Corpusvoid• I can't think of a thousand acres of natural activity as a void.• If you like arcade action with some basis in statistical reality, there has been a void.• As such, his departure leaves a void.• A void grows around the sewer or in the vicinity of it and eventually the ground above collapses into the void.• It had become aware of the blossoming void long before the situation at Princetown was officially acknowledged.• Unable to provide for his wife and children, McCree was adrift in a great void.fill the void• In the resulting culture of pain, sadness and despair, disenfranchised young men fill the void of personal power with guns.• But Mountbatten was gone and no one would ever quite fill the void he left.• Anger flared again to fill the void.• After losing her job, Molly began eating to fill the void in her life.• But somebody has to fill the void.• Husbands may put even more effort and hours into employment outside the home to fill the void.• The Clippers have been invited to fill the void for, oh, the last five years.• So we try to fill the void by attacking other people, somehow taking esteem from them.• A major consideration in 1983 was to fill the void left by the closure of the old dockyard.fill ... void• Independent labels are usually refreshingly uncompromising, they fill a void in the corporate music scheme.• Others renter the work force after raising a finally, to fill a void in their lives.• The amusement park will fill a void in this town, which has little entertainment for children. voidvoid2 ●○○ adjective 1 technical a contract or official agreement that is void is not legal and has no effect SYN null and void2 → void of something
Examples from the Corpusvoid• The court ruled the state law was unconstitutional and void.• Exercises of state authority inconsistent with the Basic Rights are void for unconstitutionality.• Whether, in fact, the whole contract is void is a matter for national law.• There were 909,377 null or void votes.voidvoid3 verb [transitive] law to make a contract or agreement void so that it has no legal effect→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusvoid• In one day a bad case can void 20 litres of water.• Patients keep daily diaries of fluid intake and voiding.• The city editor, Arax reports, had had numerous drunken-driving arrests voided by the police chief.• The ruling party voided elections in 14 cities.• New floating charges can be voided if new money is not introduced.• The patient complained that she had to void more urine.• So how come they void themselves on me from a great height with a white and annoyingly conspicuous product?• Some men insisted that it was not possible to make your first jump without voiding your bowels.From Longman Business Dictionaryvoidvoid /vɔɪd/ adjective LAW a contract or agreement that is void has no legal effect because it is against the lawUnder state law, a contract to pay money knowingly lent for gambling is void. —void verb [transitive]Mr. Mullen’s termination agreement was voided and he had to return more than $5 million.Origin void2 (1200-1300) Old French voide, from Vulgar Latin vocitus, from Latin vacuus; → VACUOUS