Definitions for nothing
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nothing.
nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippoadverb
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"
in no respect; to no degree
"he looks nothing like his father"
Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance
What happened to your face? uE00098519uE001 It's nothing.
A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings)
A nobody (insignificant person)
You're nothing to me now!
Not at all; in no way.
Not any thing; no thing.
An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum.
I didn't see nothing. [= I didn't see anything].
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: no and thing; nothing, Scottish.
It is most certain, that there never could be nothing. For, if there could have been an instant, wherein there was nothing, then either nothing made something, or something made itself; and so was, and acted, before it was. But if there never could be nothing; then there is, and was, a being of necessity, without any beginning. Nehemiah Grew, Cos.
We do not create the world from nothing and by nothing; we assert an eternal God to have been the efficient cause of it. Richard Bentley, Serm.
This nothing is taken either in a vulgar or philosophical sense; so we say there is nothing in the cup in a vulgar sense, when we mean there is no liquor in it; but we cannot say there is nothing in the cup, in a strict philosophical sense, while there is air in it. Isaac Watts, Logick.
Mighty states characterless are grated
To dusty nothing. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.
There shall nothing die. Ex. ix. 4.
Yet had his aspect nothing of severe,
But such a face as promis’d him sincere. Dryden.
Philosophy wholly speculative, is barren and produces nothing but vain ideas. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.
Nothing at all was done, while any thing remained undone. Joseph Addison, on the War.
Nothing but a steady resolution brought to practice; God’s grace used, his commandments obeyed, and his pardon begged; nothing but this will intitle you to God’s acceptance. William Wake, Prep. for Death.
Words are made to declare something; where they are, by those who pretend to instruct, otherwise used, they conceal indeed something; but that which they conceal, is nothing but the ignorance, error, or sophistry of the talker, for there is, in truth, nothing else under them. John Locke.
The report which the troops of horse make, would add nothing of courage to their fellows. Edward Hyde.
The outward shew of churches, draws the rude people to the reverencing and frequenting thereof, whatever some of our late too nice fools say, there is nothing in the seemly form of the church. Edmund Spenser, Ireland.
Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of naught. Isaiah xli. 24.
A most homely shepherd; a man that from very nothing is grown into an unspeakable estate. William Shakespeare, W. Tale.
We are industrious to preserve our bodies from slavery, but we make nothing of suffering our souls to be slaves to our lusts. John Ray, on the Creation.
The charge of making the ground, and otherwise is great, but nothing to the profit. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
I had rather have one scratch my head i’ th’ sun,
When the alarum were struck, than idly sit
To hear my nothings monster’d. William Shakespeare, Cor.
My dear nothings, take your leave,
No longer must you me deceive,
’Tis nothing, says the fool; but says the friend,
This nothing, Sir, will bring you to your end.
Do I not see your dropsy-belly swell? Dryden.
That period includes more than a hundred sentences that might be writ to express multiplication of nothings, and all the fatiguing perpetual business of having no business to do. Alexander Pope, Letters.
Who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth? Job xxiv. 25.
Auria nothing dismayed with the greatness of the Turks’ fleet, still kept on his course. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.
But Adam with such counsel nothing sway’d. John Milton.
not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to anything and something
nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness
a thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle
a cipher; naught
in no degree; not at all; in no wise
Etymology: [From no, a. + thing.]
Nothing is no thing, denoting the absence of something. Nothing is a pronoun associated with nothingness. In nontechnical uses, nothing denotes things lacking importance, interest, value, relevance, or significance. Nothingness is the state of being nothing, the state of nonexistence of anything, or the property of having nothing.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nuth′ing, n. no thing: non-existence: absence of being: a low condition: no value or use: not anything of importance, a trifle: utter insignificance, no difficulty or trouble: no magnitude: a cipher.—adv. in no degree: not at all.—adj. and n. Nothingā′rian, believing nothing.—ns. Nothingā′rianism; Noth′ing-gift (Shak.), a gift of no value; Noth′ingism, nihility; Noth′ingness, state of being nothing or of no value: a thing of no value.—Nothing but, no more than: only; Nothing less than, equal to: as much as.—Come to nothing, to have no result: to turn out a failure; Make nothing of, to consider as of no difficulty or importance; Neck or nothing (see Neck); Next to nothing, almost nothing. [No and thing.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A negative which is the reality behind every ghostly affirmative. 2. Something that has density without weight, like a barber's breath.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nothing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #266
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nothing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #272
The numerical value of nothing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of nothing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
I may sometimes be a little awkward, but there's nothing self-conscious in my love of country. I am Barbara Bush -- but I hear the quiet people others don't.
Only this is disputed: What was on the mind of Michael Rosfeld when he shot and killed another human being, there may be many other things brought up that have nothing to do with his state of mind.
I had my bangs and a high ponytail and Kim had just gotten bangs … I was n’t on a show — nothing. And then all of sudden this herd of paparazziwas chasing me down a street screaming, ‘ Kim ! ’ I did n’t know what was happening, I did n’t know who Kim was, it was n’t untila friend down the road yelled atme, ‘ They think you’re Kim Kardashian ! ’ I was like — what the heck ?
No crime happened, nothing was missing or damaged, so the police have very little to go on.
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star.
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Translations for nothing
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- لا شئ, لا شيءArabic
- нішто, нічогаBelarusian
- কিছু নাBengali
- resCatalan, Valencian
- ikke noget, ingenting, intetDanish
- nichts, gar nichtsGerman
- τίποτα, τίποτεGreek
- deusez, ezerezBasque
- هیچ چی, هیچچیز, هیچPersian
- ei mitäänFinnish
- [[ne]] + ''verb'' + [[rien]], rienFrench
- rud ar bithIrish
- nada, res, renGalician
- שׁוּם דָּבָר, כְּלוּםHebrew
- कुछ नहीं, कुछ भी तो नहींHindi
- nihil, nilInterlingua
- tidak adaIndonesian
- ekkert, neittIcelandic
- [[non]] + ''verb'' + [[niente]], nulla, nienteItalian
- שום דברHebrew
- 何でもない, 何も, 別にJapanese
- ಏನೂ ಇಲ್ಲKannada
- näischtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- niks, nietsDutch
- ingenting, ingetNorwegian
- ádinNavajo, Navaho
- fleac, nimic, bagatelăRomanian
- ничто, ничегоRussian
- nȉšta, ни̏штаSerbo-Croatian
- asgjë, kurrgjë, boshAlbanian
- inget, intet, ingentingSwedish
- wala lang, walaTagalog
- hiç bir şey, önemsiz, hiç, ehemmiyetsiz, hiçbir şey değilTurkish
- ніщо, нічогоUkrainian
- کچھ نہیںUrdu
- không, không cái gì, không có gìVietnamese
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