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"
"all my efforts led to naught"
(now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Zero.
Yet another naught on the scoreboard for the home team.
(now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Nothing; nothingness.
Origin: From the naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from nawiht, "no whit".
the arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher
in no degree; not at all
of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless
hence, vile; base; naughty
Origin: [OE. naught, nought, naht, nawiht, AS. nwiht, nuht, nht; ne not + ever + wiht thing, whit; hence, not ever a whit. See No, adv. Whit, and cf. Aught, Not.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nawt, n. no-whit, nothing.—adv. in no degree.—adj. of no value or account: worthless: bad.—Be naught, an obsolete form of malediction; Come to naught, to come to nothing, to fail; Set at naught, to treat as of no account, to despise. [Another form of nought. A.S. náht, náwiht—ná, not, wiht, a whit.]
The numerical value of naught in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of naught in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
In this world of change naught which comes stays and naught which goes is lost.
Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.
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