Voider to Voltaplast
1. One who, or that which, voids, mpties, vacates, or annuls.
2. A tray, or basket, formerly used to receive or convey that which is voided or cleared away from a
given place; especially, one for carrying off the remains of a meal, as fragments of food; sometimes, a
basket for containing household articles, as clothes, etc.
Piers Plowman laid the cloth, and Simplicity brought in the voider.Decker.
The cloth whereon the earl dined was taken away, and the voider, wherein the plate was usually put,
was set upon the cupboard's head.Hist. of Richard Hainam.
3. A servant whose business is to void, or clear away, a table after a meal. [R.] Decker.
4. (Her.) One of the ordinaries, much like the flanch, but less rounded and therefore smaller.
1. The act of one who, or that which, vids. Bp. Hall.
2. That which is voided; that which is ejected or evacuated; a remnant; a fragment. [R.] Rowe.
Voiding knife, a knife used for gathering up fragments of food to put them into a voider.
(Void"ing), a. Receiving what is ejected or voided. "How in our voiding lobby hast thou stood?"
(Void"ness), n. The quality or state of being void; mptiness; vacuity; nullity; want of substantiality.
(||Voir dire) [OF., to say the truth, fr. L. verus true + dicere to say.] (Law) An oath administered
to a witness, usually before being sworn in chief, requiring him to speak the truth, or make true answers
in reference to matters inquired of, to ascertain his competency to give evidence. Greenleaf. Ld. Abinger.
(Voi"ture) n. [F., fr. L. vectura a carrying, conveying. Cf. Vettura.] A carriage. Arbuthnot.
(Voi"vode) n. See Waywode. Longfellow.
(Vo*la"cious) a. [L. volare to fly.] Apt or fit to fly. [R.]
(||Vo*la*dor") n. [Sp.] (Zoöl.) (a) A flying fish of California (Exoctus Californicus): called also
volator. (b) The Atlantic flying gurnard. See under Flying.
(Vo*lage") a. [F.] Light; giddy. [Obs.]
They wroughten all their lust volage.Chaucer.
(Vo"lant) a. [L. volans, - antis, p. pr. of volare to fly: cf. F. volant.]
1. Passing through the air upon wings, or as if upon wings; flying; hence, passing from place to place; current.
English silver now was current, and our gold volant in the pope's court.Fuller.
2. Nimble; light and quick; active; rapid. "His volant touch." Milton.
3. (Her.) Represented as flying, or having the wings spread; as, an eagle volant.