What does naught mean?

Definitions for naught
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. naught(noun)

    complete failure

    "all my efforts led to naught"

Wiktionary

  1. naught(Noun)

    (now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Zero.

    Yet another naught on the scoreboard for the home team.

    Etymology: From the naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from nawiht, "no whit".

  2. naught(Noun)

    (now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Nothing; nothingness.

    Etymology: From the naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from nawiht, "no whit".

  3. naught(Pronoun)

    nothing

    Etymology: From the naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from nawiht, "no whit".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naught(adverb)

    nothing

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Naught(adverb)

    the arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Naught(adverb)

    in no degree; not at all

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Naught(adj)

    of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Naught(adj)

    hence, vile; base; naughty

    Etymology: [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

  1. Naught

    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, not, wiht, a whit.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of naught in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of naught in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of naught in a Sentence

  1. Madame Swetchine:

    In this world of change naught which comes stays and naught which goes is lost.

  2. Zhou Li:

    There's too much panic around defaults, whenever a company defaults, people would assume the (bond) value would be wiped out to naught. But that's not the case.

  3. Howard Flax:

    If we are not able to recoup some of these losses during this period, it's all for naught.

  4. Mahabharata:

    Do naught to others which, if done to thee, would cause thee pain: this is the sum of duty.*

  5. Rob Murphy:

    All you have to do to get rid of an epidemic is to have The R-naught factor be less than one. As soon as it's less than one -- each person gives it to less than one other person -- it dies off, the problem with The R-naught factor is, it's very nice to describe the average. However, in medicine, as in many things, if you find an average person let me know ; I want to go meet them.

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