(Nul`li*fid"i*an) a. [L. nullus none + fide faith.] Of no faith; also, not trusting to faith for salvation;
opposed to solifidian. Feltham.
(Nul`li*fid"i*an), n. An unbeliever. B. Jonson.
(Nul"li*fi`er) n. One who nullifies or makes void; one who maintains the right to nullify a contract
by one of the parties.
(Nul"li*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nullified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nullifying ] [L. nullificare; nullus none
+ -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Null, a., and -fy.] To make void; to render invalid; to deprive of legal
force or efficacy.
Such correspondence would at once nullify the conditions of the probationary system.I. Taylor.
Syn. To abrogate; revoke; annul; repeal; invalidate; cancel. See Abolish.
(Nul"li*pore) n. [L. nullus none + porus pope.] (Bot.) A name for certain crustaceous marine
algæ which secrete carbonate of lime on their surface, and were formerly thought to be of animal nature.
They are now considered corallines of the genera Melobesia and Lithothamnion.
(Nul"li*ty) n.; pl. Nullities. [LL. nullitias, fr. L. nullus none: cf. F. nullité . See Null.]
1. The quality or state of being null; nothingness; want of efficacy or force.
2. (Law) Nonexistence; as, a decree of nullity of marriage is a decree that no legal marriage exists.
3. That which is null.
Was it not absurd to say that the convention was supreme in the state, and yet a nullity ?Macaulay.
(Numb) a. [OE. nume, nome, prop., seized, taken, p. p. of nimen to take, AS. niman, p. p.
numen. &radic7. See Nimble, Nomad, and cf. Benumb.]
1. Enfeebled in, or destitute of, the power of sensation and motion; rendered torpid; benumbed; insensible; as,
the fingers or limbs are numb with cold. "A stony image, cold and numb." Shak.
2. Producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night. [Obs.] Shak.
(Numb), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Numbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Numbing ] To make numb; to deprive of
the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy.
For lazy winter numbs the laboring hand.Dryden.
Like dull narcotics, numbing pain.Tennyson.
(Numb"ed*ness) n. Numbness. [Obs.] Wiseman.
(Num"ber) n. [OE. nombre, F. nombre, L. numerus; akin to Gr. that which is dealt out, fr. to
deal out, distribute. See Numb, Nomad, and cf. Numerate, Numero, Numerous.]
1. That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate
or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.