valid

[[t]væ̱lɪd[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: oft it v-link ADJ to-inf A valid argument, comment, or idea is based on sensible reasoning.

They put forward many valid reasons for not exporting...

It is valid to consider memory the oldest mental skill, from which all others derive...

He recognized the valid points that both sides were making.

Derived words:
validity [[t]vælɪ̱dɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT usu with poss

The editorial in the Financial Times says this argument has lost much of its validity.

2) ADJ-GRADED Something that is valid is important or serious enough to make it worth saying or doing.

Most designers share the unspoken belief that fashion is a valid form of visual art.

Derived words:
validity N-UNCOUNT usu N of n/-ing

...the validity of making children wear cycle helmets.

3) ADJ If a ticket or other document is valid, it can be used and will be accepted by people in authority.

For foreign holidays you will need a valid passport...

All tickets are valid for two months.

4) See also validity

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • valid — valid, sound, cogent, convincing, compelling, telling can all be applied directly or indirectly to arguments, reasons, principles, or processes of thought or to their presentation and mean having or manifesting the power to impress themselves on… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Valid — Val id, a. [F. valide, F. validus strong, from valere to be strong. See {Valiant}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Strong; powerful; efficient. [Obs.] Perhaps more valid arms . . . may serve to better us. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having sufficient strength… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • valid — VALÍD, Ă, valizi, de, adj. 1. (Despre oameni) Apt pentru muncă (sau pentru o anumită activitate); p. gener. sănătos. 2. (Despre o acţiune, un act, un contract) Care îndeplineşte condiţiile cerute de lege; valabil. – Din fr. valide. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • valid — [val′id] adj. [Fr valide < L validus, strong, powerful (in ML, valid) < valere, to be strong: see VALUE] 1. having legal force; properly executed and binding under the law 2. well grounded on principles or evidence; able to withstand… …   English World dictionary

  • Valīd — (lat.), kräftig; rechtskräftig, rechtsgültig; Validität, Rechtsgültigkeit; validieren, etwas in rechtsgültiger Form vollziehen, geltend machen, bekräftigen, im Handel: gültig sein, einen Wert durch einen andern, z. B. Waren durch Wechselsendung,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Valid — Valīd (lat.), kräftig; rechtsgültig; Validität, Rechtsgültigkeit; validieren, geltend machen, in rechtsgültiger Form vollziehen; bei Kaufleuten: für gute Zahlung gelten; Validation, Gültigkeitserklärung, Anerkennung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Valid — Valid, lat. deutsch, kräftig, giltig; Validität, Rechtsgiltigkeit; Validation, Giltigkeitserklärung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • valid — valid:⇨gültig(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • valid — 1570s, having force in law, legally binding, from M.Fr. valide, from L. validus strong, effective, from valere be strong (see VALIANT (Cf. valiant)). The meaning supported by facts or authority is first recorded 1640s …   Etymology dictionary


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