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naught Explained

naught at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


naught at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. nawiht "nothing," from na "no" + wiht "thing, creature, being." ///

naught at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

pron old use [Language: Old English; Origin: nawiht]// nothing// --All their plans came to naught (=failed) .//

naught at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "naught":
a little thing, aught, cipher, collapse, destruction, disaster,
failure, goose egg, hardly anything, inessential, insignificancy,
marginal matter, matter of indifference, mere nothing,
minor matter, nada, nichts, nihil, nihility, nil, nix,
no great matter, no such thing, nothing, nothing at all,
nothing in particular, nothing on earth, nothing to signify,
nothing whatever, nought, nullity, ought, paltry affair,
peu de chose, rien du tout, ruin, scarcely anything, technicality,
thing of naught, wind, zero, zilch

naught at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Nonexistence): nonexistence, nonsubsistence, nonentity, nil, naught, nothing, nothingness, zero, negativeness, nullity, nihilism, blank, abeyance, absence, nonbeing, oblivion, annihilation, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, Nirvana, obliteration.

[N] (Unsubstantiality): insubstantiality, nothingness, nothing, no part, no quantity, no thing, naught, nil, nullity, zero, cipher, no one, nobody, not a one, no such thing, none in the world, nothing whatever, nothing at all, nothing on earth, not a whit, nonentity, flash in the pan, shadow, phantom, dream, imagination, air, thin air, vapor, baselessness, hollowness, blank, void, absence, inanity, fool's paradise.

[N] (Zero): zero, nothing, null, naught, nought, void, cipher, none, nobody, no one, zilch*, zip*, zippo*.

naught at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


Naught at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Naught \Naught\, n. [OE. naught, nought, naht, nawiht, AS.
n?wiht, n?uht, n?ht; ne not + ? ever + wiht thing, whit;
hence, not ever a whit. See {No}, adv. {Whit}, and cf.
{Aught}, {Not}.]
1. Nothing. [Written also {nought}.]

Doth Job fear God for naught? --Job i. 9.

2. The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See {Cipher}.

{To set at naught}, to treat as of no account; to disregard;
to despise; to defy; to treat with ignominy. ``Ye have set
at naught all my counsel.'' --Prov. i. 25.

Naught \Naught\, adv.
In no degree; not at all. --Chaucer.

To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied.

Naught \Naught\, a.
1. Of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.

It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer. --Prov.
xx. 14.

Go, get you to your house; begone, away! All will be
naught else. --Shak.

Things naught and things indifferent. --Hooker.

2. Hence, vile; base; naughty. [Obs.]

No man can be stark naught at once. --Fuller.

naught at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: 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" [syn: {nothing},
{nil}, {nix}, {nada}, {null}, {aught}, {cipher}, {cypher},
{goose egg}, {zero}, {zilch}, {zip}]
2: complete failure; "all my efforts led to naught"

naught at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* nought


From the Inter: etyl » enm naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from Inter: etyl » ang nawiht, "no whit".


* Inter: a » RP: Inter: enPR » nôt, Inter: IPA » /nɔːt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /nO:t/
  • Inter: a » US: Inter: enPR » nôt, Inter: IPA » /nɔt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /nOt/
  • Inter: a » cot-caught: Inter: enPR » nät, Inter: IPA » /nɑt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /nAt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-naught.ogg|Audio (US)
  • : Inter: rhymes » ɔːt
  • Inter: homophones » nod Inter: qualifier » in accents with flapping and the cot-caught merger, not Inter: qualifier » in accents with the cot-caught merger, knot Inter: qualifier » in accents with the cot-caught merger


    Inter: en-noun » -

  • Inter: UK » Ireland|NZ (now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Zero.
    1. : Yet another naught on the scoreboard for the home team.
    2. Inter: UK » Ireland|NZ (now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Nothing; nothingness.
    3. : Naught can come of this, you mark my words. ''
    4. : Inter: lega » l Affiant further sayeth naught.


      Inter: trans-top » zero

  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|nula|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Null|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|ling|tr=零|sc=Hani
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ноль|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » nothingness
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nicota|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Nichts|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|wu|tr=无|sc=Hani
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ничто|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-pro » n
  • nothing


    Inter: trans-top » nothing
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|nichts
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t+ » nb|null|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|nada

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * aught
    • naw
    • negative
    • no
    • noot
    • not
    • nought
    • nowt
    • ought
    • zip


      * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3

    Category: Category:English third person pronouns -
    Translation: de » naught
    Translation: et » naught
    Translation: eo » naught
    Translation: fr » naught
    Translation: ko » naught
    Translation: io » naught
    Translation: it » naught
    Translation: kn » naught
    Translation: ku » naught
    Translation: hu » naught
    Translation: ml » naught
    Translation: my » naught
    Translation: pl » naught
    Translation: ru » naught
    Translation: fi » naught
    Translation: ta » naught
    Translation: te » naught
    Translation: vi » naught
    Translation: zh » naught