- The definition of aught is another way of saying anything or anything at all.
An example of usage of the word aught is to say, “I don't suppose you know anything at all about this stain on the carpet?”
- anything whatever: for aught I know
Origin of aught< a naught (see naught), by faulty separation into an aught a zero
Origin of aughtMiddle English ; from Old English awiht ; from a, ever + wiht, a creature, wight
Origin of aughtMiddle English, from Old English āuht; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of aughtFrom an aught, alteration of a naught; see naught.
- anything whatever, any part.
- (archaic) At all, in any degree, in any respect.
(third-person singular simple present aughts, present participle aughting, simple past and past participle aughted)
(comparative more aught, superlative most aught)
- possessed of
From Middle English aught, ought, from Old English ǣht, from āgan (“to owe", "to own”)
From Middle English ahte, from Old English eahta (“eight”). More at eight.