from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. No thing; not anything: The box contained nothing. I've heard nothing about it.
- pro. No part; no portion: Nothing remains of the old house but the cellar hole.
- pro. One of no consequence, significance, or interest: The new nonsmoking policy is nothing to me.
- n. Something that has no existence.
- n. Something that has no quantitative value; zero: a score of two to nothing.
- n. One that has no substance or importance; a nonentity: "A nothing is a dreadful thing to hold onto” ( Edna O'Brien).
- adj. Insignificant or worthless: "the utterly nothing role of a wealthy suitor” ( Bosley Crowther).
- adv. In no way or degree; not at all: She looks nothing like her sister.
- idiom for nothing Free of charge.
- idiom for nothing To no avail: all that trouble for nothing.
- idiom for nothing For no reason: fired him for nothing.
- idiom in nothing flat In very little time; very quickly.
- idiom nothing doing Informal Certainly not.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. Not any thing; no thing.
- pro. An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum.
- pro. Anything
- n. Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance
- n. A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings)
- n. A nobody (insignificant person)
- adv. Not at all; in no way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to
- n. Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness.
- n. A thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle.
- n. A cipher; naught.
- adv. In no degree; not at all; in no wise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. No thing; not anything; not something; something that is not anything.
- n. A non-existent something, spoken of positively, so that the literal meaning is absurd.
- n. Not something. In this sense the word is more distinctly no thing; and the sentence containing nothing merely contradicts a corresponding sentence containing something in place of nothing.
- n. A cipher; naught.
- n. A thing of no consequence, consideration, or importance; a trifle.
- In no degree; not at all; in no way; not.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quantity of no importance
- adv. in no respect; to no degree
Middle English, from Old English nāthing : nā, no; see no2 + thing, thing; see thing.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
no + thing (Wiktionary)