Nil definition

nĭl
Nothing; zero.
noun
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Nothing.
noun
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Nil means nothing.

An example of nil is an empty space.

noun
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The definition of nil is something without anything, or zero.

An example of nil is a zero percent chance of rain.

adjective
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noun
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No, not any.
determiner
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Zero; so small as not to be measurable.

Our chances were nil.

adjective
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nil
Plural:
nils

Origin of nil

  • Latin nīl contraction of nihil ne in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin nil, a contraction of nihil, nihilum (“nothing"). See nihilism.

    From Wiktionary