What does nil mean?

Definitions for nil
nɪlnil

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

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"

GCIDE

  1. Nil(n.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. nil(Noun)

    No, not any.

  2. nil(Noun)

    Nothing; zero.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nil(verb)

    will not

  2. Nil

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

  3. Origin: [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.

Suggested Resources

  1. NIL

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

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams for nil »

  1. Lin, lin

  2. Lin

How to pronounce nil?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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How to say nil in sign language?

  1. nil

Numerology

  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. Ernesto Duarte:

    The experience in Mexico for a transplant of that complexity is nil.

  2. Terence:

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

  3. Airservices Australia:

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

  4. Woody Haldrugold:

    I have a word "Nil", you have a word "Be". You are jealous of me because the "Nil". I'm sorry for you because you're trying to hold on to the "Be".

  5. German Heinzenknecht:

    Their intentions are great, but without good weather the results will be nil, there is much more climate uncertainty this season than there was last season.

Images & Illustrations of nil

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