- The definition of nil is something without anything, or zero.
An example of nil is a zero percent chance of rain.
- Nil means nothing.
An example of nil is an empty space.
Origin of nilL, contr. of nihil
zero; so small as not to be measurable: our chances were nil
Origin of nilLatin nīl, contraction of nihil; see ne in Indo-European roots.
- No, not any.
Latin nil (“nothing”)