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Meaning of NOTHING

Pronunciation:  'nuthing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a nonexistent thing
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [adv]  in no way; to no degree; "he looks nothing like his father"
 

NOTHING is a 7 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, nada, naught, nil, nix, nonentity, null, zero, zilch, zip
 
 See Also: bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, nihil, relative quantity, sweet Fanny Adams, thing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Noth"ing\, n. [From no, a. + thing.]
    1. Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word
       thing); -- opposed to {anything} and {something}.
    
             Yet had his aspect nothing of severe. --Dryden.
    
    2. Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility;
       nothingness. --Shak.
    
    3. A thing of no account, value, or note; something
       irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative
       unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle.
    
             Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought.
                                                   --Is. xli. 24.
    
             'T is nothing, says the fool; but, says the friend,
             This nothing, sir, will bring you to your end.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    4. (Arith.) A cipher; naught.
    
    {Nothing but}, only; no more than. --Chaucer.
    
    {To make nothing of}.
       (a) To make no difficulty of; to consider as trifling or
           important. ``We are industrious to preserve our bodies
           from slavery, but we make nothing of suffering our
           souls to be slaves to our lusts.'' --Ray.
       (b) Not to understand; as, I could make nothing of what he
           said.
    
    
  2. \Noth"ing\, adv.
    In no degree; not at all; in no wise.
    
          Adam, with such counsel nothing swayed.  --Milton.
    
          The influence of reason in producing our passions is
          nothing near so extensive as is commonly believed.
                                                   --Burke.
    
    {Nothing off} (Naut.), an order to the steersman to keep the
       vessel close to the wind.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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