Definitions for nothingˈnʌθ ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

noth•ingˈnʌθ ɪŋ(pron.)

  1. no thing; not anything; naught:

    to say nothing.

  2. no part, share, or trace:

    The house showed nothing of its former splendor.

  3. something of no importance, significance, or value:

    Money is nothing to him.

  4. something that is nonexistent.

  5. something that is without quantity or magnitude.

  6. no great effort, trouble, etc.:

    Nothing to it.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. (n.)a trivial action, matter, circumstance, thing, or remark:

    to exchange nothings.

  8. a person of little or no importance; a nobody.

  9. nonexistence; nothingness.

  10. a cipher or naught; zero.

  11. (adv.)in no respect or degree; not at all:

    It was nothing like that.

  12. (adj.)amounting to nothing:

    a nothing job.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for nothing:

  1. for nothing, free of charge. for no apparent reason or motive. futilely; to no avail.

    Category: Idiom

  2. in nothing flat,in very little time.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

  3. nothing doing, Informal. certainly not.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of nothing:

bef. 900; ME; OE nānthing, nathing

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nothing(pronoun)ˈnʌθ ɪŋ

    not anything

    There is nothing in the box.; Are you sure nothing's wrong?; He had nothing to say.

  2. nothingˈnʌθ ɪŋ

    sth that is not important in any way

    Words mean nothing without actions.; The movie was nothing special.

  3. nothingˈnʌθ ɪŋ

    without having to pay

    He gave it to me for nothing.

  4. nothingˈnʌθ ɪŋ

    without a good reason

    I did all that work for nothing.

  5. nothingˈnʌθ ɪŋ

    to be unrelated to

    He believes luck has nothing to do with success.

  6. nothingˈnʌθ ɪŋ

    to not concern sb and not need their involvement

    This discussion has nothing to do with you.

  7. nothingˈnʌθ ɪŋ

    used to say sth is very enjoyable/not very enjoyable

    There's nothing better than ice cream on a hot day.

  8. nothingˈnʌθ ɪŋ

    not at all similar to

    It was nothing like his first movie.


  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)


    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


  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.

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

Translations for nothing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not at all

He's nothing like his father.

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