Naught definition

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Nothing.
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Insignificant.
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Wicked; evil.
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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.

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Nothing.

All their work was for naught.

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Nonexistent.
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Worthless; useless.
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(archaic) Not in the least.

It matters naught.

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(UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) (now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Zero.

Yet another naught on the scoreboard for the home team.

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(UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) (now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Nothing; nothingness.

Naught can come of this, you mark my words.

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Nothing.
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Nonexistence; nothingness.
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The figure 0; a cipher; a zero.
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set at naught
  • to defy; scorn
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

set at naught

Origin of naught

  • Middle English from Old English nāwiht no ne in Indo-European roots wiht thing wekti- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Middle English naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from Old English nawiht, "no whit".

    From Wiktionary