- Naught is defined as nothing.
When you made an effort and it resulted in nothing occurring at all, this is an example of a time when your efforts were for naught.
naught definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English nawiht ; from na (see no) plush wiht (see wight, whit)
- worthless; useless
- wicked; evil
naught definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Nonexistence; nothingness.
- The figure 0; a cipher; a zero.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English nāwiht : nā, no; see ne in Indo-European roots + wiht, thing; see wekti- in Indo-European roots.
naught - Phrases/Idioms
set at naught