• WordNet 3.6
    • n voiding the bodily process of discharging waste matter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Voiding Receiving what is ejected or voided. "How in our voiding lobby hast thou stood?"
    • Voiding That which is voided; that which is ejected or evacuated; a remnant; a fragment.
    • Voiding The act of one who, or that which, voids.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n voiding The act of one who or that which voids.
    • n voiding That which is voided; a remnant; a fragment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Voiding the act of voiding: a remnant
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  • Paul Valery
    “If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. nothing in the paper today , we sigh.”
  • Sallust
    “All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.”
  • Paul Klee
    “Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.”
  • Voltaire
    “Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.”
  • Seneca
    “Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself.”


Null and void - If something's null and void, it is invalid or is no longer applicable.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. voide, void, empty—L. viduus, bereft; others trace to Low L. form, akin to L. vacāre, to be empty.


In literature:

They insisted, not that the charter was void, but that it did not include them.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Then there were just two things remaining in the void.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
In placing the polings and breasting, all voids behind them were filled as far as possible with marsh hay or bags of sawdust or clay.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by James H. Brace, Francis Mason and S. H. Woodard
Her letters had had a different fate, her written love had been scattered, lost in the void.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
The cottage windows shine red, and moving lanterns of belated wayfarers define the void around them.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Nor is the domain void of historic interest.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
Aunt, Martha Taylor, and Mr. Weightman are now all gone; how dreary and void everything seems.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
She told herself that she was groping in the vale of despair, that life was a vast, gray, echoing void.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)" by Various
Earth to me is void and cheerless, joyless in my hearth and home, Dreary without Abhimanyu is this weary world to roam!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
We are not, therefore, in Wales void of families of doubtful parentage or origin.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen

In poetry:

He shews, alas, with too much truth!
How fruitlessly I spent my youth,
In revelry alone employ'd,
But of each Christian virtue void.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
Yet not that gorgeous place, nor aught
Of human or angelic frame,
Could half appease his craving thought;
The void was still the same.
"Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Almighty Spirit, now behold
A world by sin destroyed:
Creating Spirit, as of old,
Move on the formless void,
Move on the formless void.
"Almighty Spirit, Now Behold" by James Montgomery
Thy days are void and vain as death:
The moons and morrows weave for thee
A sleep of light eternally,
Where life is as a dream of death.
"Coldness" by Clark Ashton Smith
Before the Godhead, void of dread,
Within his hallow'd courts they tread;
And neither fiend, nor any foe,
Can further mischief to them do.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
O, come with goodness in thy train,
With peace and pleasure void of storm,
And wouldst thou me for ever gain,
Put on Amanda's winning form.
"Come, Gentle God" by James Thomson

In news:

And into the void they step.
"Can You Learn Anything From a Void.".
There are a variety of dystopian series to fill the Panem-sized void in your life.
Is there a void in your heart that you just don't seem to be able to fill.
With neighborhood's legendary stereo stores all but gone, custom electronics installer 'Audio Concepts' looks to fill void.
ETA 's political wing Batasuna was outlawed in 2003 on grounds it was part of the militant group, and the new party appears to be an attempt to try and fill that void ahead of regional elections in May.
Exhib topper move to fill content void.
Company looks to fill the void left by Google's PowerMeter.
Chip's Place fills fresh fish void.
The cover of Mo Hayder's latest novel, "Gone," shows the back of a little girl on a tricycle, pedaling off into the void.
In yet another state where the presidential race is all but settled and the airwaves are relatively quiet, the US Chamber will fill the void with a series of new ads.
Third-party developers are stepping up to fill the void with add-on s and modules.
MOUNT VERNON — A void in Lori Beach's heart was filled on Saturday when Jade's Place Dog Agility Playground was dedicated at Wolf Run Regional Park's Bark Park.
Shimkus worker's NYC arrest in Lohan dispute voided.
Payments Inside Drop Box Voided.

In science:

Voids in the distribution of galaxies: an assessment of their significance and derivation of a void spectrum.
Quantifying galactic clustering and departures from randomness of the inter-galactic void probability function using information geometry
All characterization and spectroscopy reported here was performed on flux-free, void-grown single crystals.
Tl2Ba2CuO6+d Brings Spectroscopic Probes Deep Into the Overdoped Regime of the High-Tc Cuprates
These modifications affect a number of cosmological observables, such as the CMB temperature anisortopy (the TT spectrum), large scale structure (LSS), the creation and statistics of voids as well as running of the scalar spectral index ns .
Cosmological Avatars of the Landscape II: CMB and LSS Signatures
Another interesting fact that we will comment on further below is that the negative density correction results in a void being generated around k ≃ 1.
Cosmological Avatars of the Landscape II: CMB and LSS Signatures
WMAP data and; it creates voids at large scales where the background and correction terms are comparable.
Cosmological Avatars of the Landscape II: CMB and LSS Signatures