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"
"all my efforts led to naught"
(now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Zero.
Yet another naught on the scoreboard for the home team.
(now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Nothing; nothingness.
Origin: From the naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from nawiht, "no whit".
the arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher
in no degree; not at all
of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless
hence, vile; base; naughty
Origin: [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
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—ná, not, wiht, a whit.]
The numerical value of naught in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of naught in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of naught in a Sentence
Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
In this world of change naught which comes stays and naught which goes is lost.
Do naught to others which, if done to thee, would cause thee pain: this is the sum of duty.*
Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.
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