from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. Anything whatever: "Neither of his parents had aught but praise for him” ( Louis Auchincloss).
- adv. Archaic In any respect; at all.
- n. A cipher; zero.
- n. Archaic Nothing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. anything whatever, any part.
- n. whit, the smallest part, iota.
- n. zero
- n. The digit zero as the decade in years. For example, aught-nine for 1909 or 2009.
- adv. At all, in any degree, in any respect.
- n. Property; possession
- n. Duty; place; office
- v. to own, possess
- v. to owe, be obliged or obligated to
- adj. possessed of
- n. Obsolete or dialectal form of eight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Property; possession.
- n. Anything; any part.
- adv. At all; in any degree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Anything whatever; any part: used in interrogative, negative, and conditional sentences.
- In any respect; in any way; at all; by any chance.
- An obsolete form of ought.
- n. Possession; property.
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of eight.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quantity of no importance
Middle English, from Old English āuht; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
From an aught, alteration of a naught; see naught.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English aught, ought, from Old English āht, from ā ("always", "ever") + wiht ("thing", "creature"). More at aye, wight (Wiktionary)
From Middle English aught, ought, from Old English ǣht, from āgan ("to owe", "to own") (Wiktionary)
From Middle English ahte, from Old English eahta ("eight"). More at eight. (Wiktionary)