1) To keep away from; keep clear of; shun.
M.E. avoiden, from Anglo-French avoider "to clear out, withdraw (oneself)," from O.Fr. esvuidier "to empty out," from es- "out," → ex-, + vuidier "to be empty," from voide "empty, vast, waste," from L. vocivos "unoccupied, vacant," vacare "be empty," from PIE base *eue- "to leave, abandon, give out."
Tosnidan, from Baluci tôsênag "avoid," tusag "be quenched," tôsaq "quench;" related to Pers. tohi "empty, void;" Mid.Pers. tuhig "empty;" Parthian tôšênitan "to empty;" cf. Pashto taš; Ormuri tusk; Waxi töš, təš; Sariqoli tīs; Skt. tucchá-, tucchyá- "empty;" L. tesqua "deserts;" O.Slav tušti "empty;" Russ. tošcij "meager."
Able to be avoided or prevented.
The act of avoiding or keeping away from.
Impossible to avoid.
zone of avoidance
Fr.: zone d'évitement, zone vide
The region on the sky covered by the plane of the → Milky Way. It is characterized by an apparent absence of galaxies, due to the obscuring effect of → interstellar dust in the → Galactic plane.