Definitions for nothingˈnʌθ ɪŋ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word nothing
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
no thing; not anything; naught:
to say nothing.
no part, share, or trace:
The house showed nothing of its former splendor.
something of no importance, significance, or value:
Money is nothing to him.
something that is nonexistent.
something that is without quantity or magnitude.
no great effort, trouble, etc.:
Nothing to it.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(n.)a trivial action, matter, circumstance, thing, or remark:
to exchange nothings.
a person of little or no importance; a nobody.
a cipher or naught; zero.
(adv.)in no respect or degree; not at all:
It was nothing like that.
(adj.)amounting to nothing:
a nothing job.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for nothing:
for nothing, free of charge. for no apparent reason or motive. futilely; to no avail.
in nothing flat,in very little time.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom
nothing doing, Informal. certainly not.
Origin of nothing:
bef. 900; ME; OE nānthing, nathing
nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo(adverb)
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"
in no respect; to no degree
"he looks nothing like his father"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
There is nothing in the box.; Are you sure nothing's wrong?; He had nothing to say.
sth that is not important in any way
Words mean nothing without actions.; The movie was nothing special.
without having to pay
He gave it to me for nothing.
without a good reason
I did all that work for nothing.
to be unrelated to
He believes luck has nothing to do with success.
to not concern sb and not need their involvement
This discussion has nothing to do with you.
used to say sth is very enjoyable/not very enjoyable
There's nothing better than ice cream on a hot day.
not at all similar to
It was nothing like his first movie.
Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance
What happened to your face? uE00098519uE001 It's nothing.
A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings)
A nobody (insignificant person)
You're nothing to me now!
Not at all; in no way.
Not any thing; no thing.
An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum.
I didn't see nothing. [= I didn't see anything].
not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to anything and something
nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness
a thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle
a cipher; naught
in no degree; not at all; in no wise
Nothing is no thing, denoting the absence of something. Nothing is a pronoun associated with nothingness. In nontechnical uses, nothing denotes things lacking importance, interest, value, relevance, or significance. Nothingness is the state of being nothing, the state of nonexistence of anything, or the property of having nothing.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A negative which is the reality behind every ghostly affirmative. 2. Something that has density without weight, like a barber's breath.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nothing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #266
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nothing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #272
Translations for nothing
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not at all
He's nothing like his father.
- glad nieAfrikaans
- въобще неBulgarian
- nadaPortuguese (BR)
- vůbec neCzech
- slet ikkeDanish
- de ningún modo, de ninguna maneraSpanish
- mitte sugugiEstonian
- ei ollenkaan kuinFinnish
- en rienFrench
- בִּכלָל לֹאHebrew
- बिलकुल नहीं, तनिक भी नहींHindi
- ni najmanjeCroatian
- egyáltalán nemHungarian
- sama sekali tidakIndonesian
- alls ekkiIcelandic
- per nulla/niente, non affattoItalian
- 전혀 ...아니다Korean
- visai neLithuanian
- nemaz, nepavisamLatvian
- tidak sama sekaliMalay
- helemaal nietDutch
- slett ikke, ikke det sporNorwegian
- zupełnie niePolish
- اصلا نهPashto
- нисколько, совсем нетRussian
- vôbec ne-Slovak
- sploh neSlovenian
- ni nalikSerbian
- inte allsSwedish
- hiç, hiçbir şekilde, aslaTurkish
- 一點也不Chinese (Trad.)
- بالکل نہيںUrdu
- không có gìVietnamese
- 一点也不Chinese (Simp.)
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