What does naught mean?

Definitions for naught
nɔtnaught

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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"

  2. naughtnoun

    complete failure

    "all my efforts led to naught"

Wiktionary

  1. naughtnoun

    (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. naughtnoun

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

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

  3. naughtpronoun

    nothing

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naughtadverb

    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. Naughtadverb

    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. Naughtadverb

    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. Naughtadjective

    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. Naughtadjective

    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. Lori Lightfoot:

    If people don't feel safe, literally nothing else matters. We've made tremendous progress, our economy is opening up, we did a vaccine distribution and other Covid related mitigations, all of that is for naught if people can't walk down the street.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Better to write just a few good quotes that have the world of wisdom to be admired or sought by the best brain than a lot of books or thoughts, which are actually worth a naught and yet liked by many ordinary people.

  4. Mahabharata:

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

  5. 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.

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