What does nothing mean?

Definitions for nothing
ˈnʌθ ɪŋnoth·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nothing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo(adverb)

    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. nothing(adverb)

    in no respect; to no degree

    "he looks nothing like his father"

Wiktionary

  1. nothing(Noun)

    Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance

    What happened to your face? uE00098519uE001 It's nothing.

  2. nothing(Noun)

    A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings)

  3. nothing(Noun)

    A nobody (insignificant person)

    You're nothing to me now!

  4. nothing(Adverb)

    Not at all; in no way.

  5. nothing(Pronoun)

    Not any thing; no thing.

  6. nothing(Pronoun)

    An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum.

  7. nothing(Pronoun)

    Anything

    I didn't see nothing. [= I didn't see anything].

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nothing(noun)

    not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to anything and something

    Etymology: [From no, a. + thing.]

  2. Nothing(noun)

    nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness

    Etymology: [From no, a. + thing.]

  3. Nothing(noun)

    a thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle

    Etymology: [From no, a. + thing.]

  4. Nothing(noun)

    a cipher; naught

    Etymology: [From no, a. + thing.]

  5. Nothing(adverb)

    in no degree; not at all; in no wise

    Etymology: [From no, a. + thing.]

Freebase

  1. Nothing

    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

  1. Nothing

    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. nothing

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nothing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #266

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nothing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #272

How to pronounce nothing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say nothing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nothing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nothing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of nothing in a Sentence

  1. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Jesus died with nothing at all and preached that the poor are blessed. He condemned those who have riches and are content that others remain poor.

  2. John Morrison:

    And beyond that, my hope is that we wind up convincing him to stop. this is not free speech, this is nothing protected by the First Amendment, this is not the expression of political opinion.

  3. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste.

  4. Arnold Bennett:

    Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.

  5. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    I heard him this morning saying he's more scrutinized than anyone in this race ... Is he kidding? Did he watch what I went through in January of 2014 for months and months of relentless attacks ... when it turned out that I did absolutely doing nothing wrong?

Images & Illustrations of nothing

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