Definition of Naught

1. Noun. A quantity of no importance. "I didn't hear zilch about it"

Exact synonyms: Aught, Cipher, Cypher, Goose Egg, Nada, Nil, Nix, Nothing, Null, Zero, Zilch, Zip, Zippo
Generic synonyms: Relative Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Nihil, Bugger All, Fanny Adams, Fuck All, Sweet Fanny Adams
Derivative terms: Zero



2. Noun. Complete failure. "All my efforts led to naught"
Generic synonyms: Failure

Definition of Naught

1. n. Nothing.

2. adv. In no degree; not at all.

3. a. Of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.

Definition of Naught

1. Noun. (UK Ireland NZ) (''now rare or archaic in US, Canada'') Zero. ¹

2. Noun. (UK Ireland NZ) (''now rare or archaic in US, Canada'') Nothing; nothingness. ¹

3. Pronoun. nothing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Naught

1. a zero [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naught

naturizes
naturizing
naturogenic
naturopath
naturopathic
naturopathically
naturopathies
naturopaths
naturopathy
nauch
naucorioid
naufrage
naufragous
naugahyde
naugahydes
naught (current term)
naughtier
naughties
naughtiest
naughtily
naughtiness
naughtinesses
naughtly
naughts
naughty bits
naujakasite
naumachia
naumachiae

Literary usage of Naught

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"1198), king of Con- naught, had been succeeded by his brother, ... In 1235 Maurice and Richard led an army to ravage Con- naught, but turned aside to ..."

2. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1874)
"But by removing all difference from it I get only naught as a result. ... At all events, the thinking of negation in the universal form of naught gives as ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH [1819-1861~\ 693 SAY NOT THE STRUGGLE naught AVAILETH SAY not the struggle naught availeth, The labour and the wounds are vain, ..."

4. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"'Nay; I'm but afraid for thee, my poor lad, as knows naught,' says he. I set him down on th' edge, an' th' beck run stiller, an' there was no more buzzin' ..."

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