follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

annul

[uh-nuhl] /əˈnʌl/
verb (used with object), annulled, annulling.
1.
(especially of laws or other established rules, usages, etc.) to make void or null; abolish; cancel; invalidate:
to annul a marriage.
2.
to reduce to nothing; obliterate.
3.
to cancel (a regularly scheduled train, plane, social event, etc.) for one day or one time only.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French annuler < Late Latin adnūllāre render null (calque of Greek exoudeneîn), equivalent to ad- ad- + -nullāre, verbal derivative of Latin nūllus no, not any
Related forms
annullable, adjective
self-annulling, adjective
unannullable, adjective
unannulled, adjective
Can be confused
anal, annual, annul.
Synonyms
1. nullify; rescind, repeal.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for annullable

annul

/əˈnʌl/
verb -nuls, -nulling, -nulled
1.
(transitive) to make (something, esp a law or marriage) void; cancel the validity of; abolish
Derived Forms
annullable, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French annuller, from Late Latin annullāre to bring to nothing, from Latin nullus not any; see null
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for annullable
annul
late 14c., from O.Fr. anuller, from L.L. annullare "to make to nothing," from L. ad- "to" + nullum, neut. of nullus "nothing" (see null).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for annul

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for annullable

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends