American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Nonexistence; nothingness.
- n. The figure 0; a cipher; a zero.
- pro. Nothing: All their work was for naught.
- adj. Nonexistent.
- adj. Insignificant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Not anything; nothing.
- n. A cipher; zero.
- n. . Wickedness.
- Of little or no account or value; worthless; valueless; useless.
- . Lost; ruined.
- . In a moral sense, wicked; bad; naughty. See naughty.
- In no degree; not at all; not. See not.
- n. UK, Ireland, New Zealand (now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Zero.
- n. UK, Ireland, New Zealand (now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Nothing; nothingness.
- pro. nothing
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Nothing.
- n. The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher.
- adv. In no degree; not at all.
- adj. Of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.
- adj. obsolete Hence, vile; base; naughty.
- n. complete failure
- n. a quantity of no importance
- From the Middle English naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from Old English nawiht, "no whit". (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English nāwiht : nā, no; see ne in Indo-European roots + wiht, thing; see wekti- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When this was ended and done, for naught is durable save the Living, the Eternal,”
“Then he opened the door of his treasure closet, but found therein naught of his money nor his hoards; whereupon he recovered from the intoxication of fancy and shook off his infatuation and knew that it was his wife herself who had turned the tables upon him and outwitted him with her wiles.”
“Avaunt, O Whiteness,463 wherein naught of brightness gladdens sight”
“Deity who hath power over all and from whom naught is hidden, the”
“But naught is better for generous youth than patience under its cares and miseries.”
“Moslems, we have taken captives your Sultan and your Wazir who hath the ordering of your affairs; and except ye leave off fighting us, we will slay you to the last man; but an you yield yourselves we will take you to our King, who will make peace with you on condition that you quit our country and return home and harm us in naught, and we will do you no harm in aught.”
“And naught is left to seek or find of all that I desired:”
“Now naught is left of Ukraina save her songs – but in that song she still lives, engraved in the heart of the people.”
“It was the mysterious, evil forest, a charnel house of silence, wherein naught moved save strange tiny birds -- the strangeness of them making the mystery more profound, for they flitted on noiseless wings, emitting neither song nor chirp, and they were mottled with morbid colours, having all the seeming of orchids, flying blossoms of sickness and decay.”
“I forfeit my head if I set sail for England; naught is left for me that I see that shall save my neck but to turn pirate and king it over the high seas.”
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