invalid

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

in- +‎ valid

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AdjectiveEdit

invalid (comparative more invalid, superlative most invalid)

  1. Not valid; not true, correct, acceptable or appropriate.
    Your argument is invalid because it uses circular reasoning.
    This invalid contract cannot be legally enforced.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French invalide, from Latin invalidus (infirm, weak), from in- (not) + validus (strong)

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NounEdit

invalid (plural invalids)

  1. One who is confined to home or bed because of illness, disability or injury
  2. Any person with a disability.
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Usage notesEdit
  • The sense of a person confined to home or bed is considered insensitive, outmoded or politically incorrect by some.

AdjectiveEdit

invalid (not comparable)

  1. Intended for use by an invalid.
Derived termsEdit
  • invalid carriage

VerbEdit

invalid (third-person singular simple present invalids, present participle invaliding, simple past and past participle invalided)

  1. (UK) To exempt from duty because of injury or ill health.
    He was invalided home after the car crash.

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AdjectiveEdit

invalid (not comparable)

  1. invalid (confined to home or bed because of illness or disability)

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /inʋǎliːd/
  • Hyphenation: in‧va‧lid

NounEdit

invàlīd m (Cyrillic spelling инва̀лӣд)

  1. invalid

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Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 22:29