What does naught mean?

Definitions for naughtnɔt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word naught.

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"


  1. naught(Noun)

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

    Yet another naught on the scoreboard for the home team.

  2. naught(Noun)

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

  3. naught(Pronoun)


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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naught(adverb)


  2. Naught(adverb)

    the arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher

  3. Naught(adverb)

    in no degree; not at all

  4. Naught(adj)

    of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless

  5. Naught(adj)

    hence, vile; base; naughty

  6. 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

  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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emma Goldman:

    Crime is naught but misdirected energy.

  2. George Santiano:

    All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.

  3. Madame Swetchine:

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

  4. Mahabharata:

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

  5. William Shakespeare:

    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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