Associations to the word «Invalid»


INVALID, adjective. Not valid; not true, correct, acceptable or appropriate.
INVALID, noun. (dated) (sometimes offensive) Any person with a disability or illness.
INVALID, noun. (dated) (sometimes offensive) A person who is confined to home or bed because of illness, disability or injury; one who is too sick or weak to care for themselves.
INVALID, noun. (archaic) A disabled member of the armed forces; one unfit for active duty due to injury.
INVALID, adjective. Intended for use by an invalid.
INVALID, verb. (British) To exempt from duty because of injury or ill health.

Dictionary definition

INVALID, noun. Someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury.
INVALID, verb. Force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen.
INVALID, verb. Injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident".
INVALID, adjective. Having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license".
INVALID, adjective. No longer valid; "the license is invalid".

Wise words

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.