What does nothing mean?

Definitions for nothingˈnʌθ ɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nothing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. nothing(adverb)

    in no respect; to no degree

    "he looks nothing like his father"

Wiktionary

  1. nothing(Noun)

    Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance

    What happened to your face? uE00098519uE001 It's nothing.

  2. nothing(Noun)

    A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings)

  3. nothing(Noun)

    A nobody (insignificant person)

    You're nothing to me now!

  4. nothing(Adverb)

    Not at all; in no way.

  5. nothing(Pronoun)

    Not any thing; no thing.

  6. nothing(Pronoun)

    An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum.

  7. nothing(Pronoun)

    Anything

    I didn't see nothing. [= I didn't see anything].

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nothing(noun)

    not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to anything and something

  2. Nothing(noun)

    nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness

  3. Nothing(noun)

    a thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle

  4. Nothing(noun)

    a cipher; naught

  5. Nothing(adverb)

    in no degree; not at all; in no wise

  6. Origin: [From no, a. + thing.]

Freebase

  1. Nothing

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nothing

    nuth′ing, n. no thing: non-existence: absence of being: a low condition: no value or use: not anything of importance, a trifle: utter insignificance, no difficulty or trouble: no magnitude: a cipher.—adv. in no degree: not at all.—adj. and n. Nothingā′rian, believing nothing.—ns. Nothingā′rianism; Noth′ing-gift (Shak.), a gift of no value; Noth′ingism, nihility; Noth′ingness, state of being nothing or of no value: a thing of no value.—Nothing but, no more than: only; Nothing less than, equal to: as much as.—Come to nothing, to have no result: to turn out a failure; Make nothing of, to consider as of no difficulty or importance; Neck or nothing (see Neck); Next to nothing, almost nothing. [No and thing.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. nothing

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nothing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #266

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nothing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #272

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nothing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nothing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elbert Hubbard:

    To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

  2. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    Nothing can come out of nothing, any more than a thing can go back to nothing.

  3. John Gnatiuk:

    There's nothing on my union board. Nothing with flights and camp. Nothing I'm really qualified for.

  4. Emmanuel Macron:

    The left which does nothing, achieves nothing, the right, which did nothing and doesn't propose anything, achieves nothing. So we are moving forward.

  5. Gavin Parry:

    It's going to come down to the yen. We expect the BOJ to do nothing. So if the Fed does nothing, and the BOJ does nothing, there is nothing there for the US dollar to strengthen.

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