Definitions for NILnɪl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nothing; naught; zero.
(adj.)having no value or existence.
Origin of nil:
1805–15; < L nīl, var. (by apocope) of nīlum, contr. of nihilum nothing =ni (var. of ne not) +hīlum trifle
nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo(noun)
a quantity of no importance
"it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
He decided the chances of them being caught were nil.
indicates zero, in sports scores
The score was one nil.
No, not any.
Origin: From nil, a contraction of nihil, nihilum. See nihilism.
nothing; of no account; worthless; -- a term often used for canceling, in accounts or bookkeeping
The New Hacker's Dictionary
No. Used in reply to a question, particularly one asked using the ‘-P’ convention. Most hackers assume this derives simply from LISP terminology for ‘false’ (see also T), but NIL as a negative reply was well-established among radio hams decades before the advent of LISP. The historical connection between early hackerdom and the ham radio world was strong enough that this may have been an influence.
Translations for NIL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(in scoring) nothing; zero
Leeds United won two-nil / by two goals to nil.
- niks, nulAfrikaans
- صِفْر، لا شيءArabic
- zeroPortuguese (BR)
- nic, nulaCzech
- die NullGerman
- μηδέν, τίποταGreek
- rien, zéroFrench
- núll, ekkertIcelandic
- (경기 득점의) 영점Korean
- tidak ada langsungMalay
- zero; nimicRomanian
- nič, nulaSlovak
- ingenting, nollSwedish
- sıfır, hiçTurkish
- 無，零Chinese (Trad.)
- нічого, нульUkrainian
- صفر، کچھ بھي نہيںUrdu
- 无，零Chinese (Simp.)
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