from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Nothing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nothing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ)


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  • The Latin word nihil means "nothing at all;" absence as opposed to a presence, emptiness instead of abundance, a lack of substance rather than something substantial.

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  • The term is from the Latin nihil, meaning “nothing.


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  • I hope we come to terms with reality, cherish the physical world and see the inherent beauty of the universe with wonderment and joy not in awe and fear. ex nihilo nihil fit.

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