What does Nil mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zipponoun

    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"


  1. Nilnoun

    A special value for a variable used in certain computer languages to mean no assigned value, to be distinguished from the value zero.


  1. nilnoun

    No, not any.

    Etymology: From nil, a contraction of nihil, nihilum. See nihilism.

  2. nilnoun

    Nothing; zero.

    Etymology: From nil, a contraction of nihil, nihilum. See nihilism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nilverb

    will not

    Etymology: [See Nill, v. t.]

  2. Nil

    nothing; of no account; worthless; -- a term often used for canceling, in accounts or bookkeeping

    Etymology: [See Nill, v. t.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. NIL

    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.

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  1. NIL

    What does NIL stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the NIL acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Nil' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1327

Anagrams for Nil »

  1. Lin, lin

  2. Lin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nil in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Nil in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The value of most people's LIKEs on Fb is ZERO as they cast it for mere formality or often for seeking some sort of selfish opportunity and mean nothing else with it, so getting support from such netizens makes the worth of somebody's post as NIL

  2. Airservices Australia:

    Air Traffic Control in Sydney are now processing arrivals. Aircraft are landing albeit a slower rate. Nil departures at this time.

  3. Brandon Brown:

    At this time the odds of getting Ebola in the U.S. are close to nil,( but) what the survey shows us is that the understanding of Ebola and how its transmitted is REALLY low, we have to expect that one day there will be another epidemic that has the capacity to enter our borders, and if we don’t know how it is transmitted, we ca n’t protect ourselves properly.

  4. Terence:

    Homo sum humani nil a me alienum puto.(I am a man I hold that nothing human is alien to me.)

  5. Chris Murphy:

    I think Democrats have coalesced around the idea that if you're going to spend time debating the issue of college athletics, you shouldn't be limited to talking only about endorsement rights, my sense is that if the NCAA wants Congress to solve this issue of NIL, they're going to have to come to the table on a lot of other things as well.

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    an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
    • A. elation
    • B. secession
    • C. dint
    • D. arborolatry

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