Nothing is defined as no existence, or of no importance.(pronoun)
An example of nothing used as a pronoun is in the sentence, "Nothing is wrong," which means that there are no problems.
The definition of nothing is the absence of something, or zero.(noun)
An example of nothing used as a noun is in the sentence, "There is nothing in the box," which means that the box is empty.
Nothing means in no way.(adverb)
An example of nothing used as an adverb is in the phrase "nothing gained," which means that there were no gains.
See nothing in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE na thing, nan thing
See nothing in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English nāthing
Origin: : nā, no; see no 2
Origin: + thing, thing; see thing. Usage Note: According to the traditional rule, nothing is invariably treated as a singular, even when followed by an exception phrase containing a plural noun: Nothing except your fears stands (not stand) in your way. Nothing but roses meets (not meet) the eye. See Usage Note at none.
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