1. well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
; - Example: "a valid inference"- Example: "a valid argument"- Example: "a valid contract"
2. still legally acceptable
; - Example: "the license is still valid"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Valid \Val"id\, a. [F. valide, L. validus strong, from valere to
be strong. See Valiant.]
1. Strong; powerful; efficient. [Obs.] "Perhaps more valid
arms . . . may serve to better us." --Milton.
2. Having sufficient strength or force; founded in truth;
capable of being justified, defended, or supported; not
weak or defective; sound; good; efficacious; as, a valid
argument; a valid objection.
An answer that is open to no valid exception. --I.
3. (Law) Having legal strength or force; executed with the
proper formalities; incapable of being rightfully
overthrown or set aside; as, a valid deed; a valid
covenant; a valid instrument of any kind; a valid claim or
title; a valid marriage.
Syn: Prevalent; available; efficacious; just; good; weighty;
sufficient; sound; well-grounded.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force; "a
valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract"
2: still legally acceptable; "the license is still valid"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
153 Moby Thesaurus words for "valid":
absolute, acceptable, actionable, adducible, admissible,
advantageous, applicable, armipotent, attestative, attested,
attestive, auspicious, authentic, authoritative, authorized,
based on, beneficial, benevolent, binding, bon, bonny, braw, bueno,
capital, certain, circumstantial, cogent, commendable, competent,
conclusive, confirmed, consistent, constitutional, convincing,
corroborated, cumulative, damning, decisive, definitive,
demonstrated, determinative, determined, documentary, documented,
dynamic, effective, effectual, elegant, energetic, established,
estimable, evidential, evidentiary, ex parte, excellent, expedient,
eye-witness, factual, fair, famous, favorable, final, fine,
firsthand, forceful, forcible, founded on, good, goodly, grand,
grounded on, healthy, hearsay, helpful, high-potency, high-powered,
high-pressure, high-tension, implicit, in force, in power,
incontrovertible, indicative, indisputable, irrefutable,
irresistible, judicial, juridical, just, justiciable, kind, kosher,
laudable, lawful, lawmaking, legal, legislative, legit, legitimate,
licit, logical, material, mighty, mighty in battle, nice, noble,
nuncupative, operative, overwhelming, persuasive, pleasant, potent,
powerful, prepotent, presumptive, probative, profitable, puissant,
regal, reliable, rightful, royal, ruling, sanctioned, satisfactory,
satisfying, self-consistent, significant, skillful, solid, sound,
splendid, statutory, striking, strong, substantial, substantiated,
sufficient, suggestive, sure, symptomatic, telling, useful,
validated, verified, very good, vigorous, virtuous, vital, weighty,
well-founded, well-grounded, within the law
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
A dataflow language.
["A List-Processing-Oriented Data Flow Machine Architecture",
Makoto Amamiya et al, AFIPS NCC, June 1982, pp. 143-151].
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
VALID. An act, deed, will, and the like, which has received all the
formalities required by law, is said to be valid or good in law.