Nothing Definition

nŭthĭng
nothings
pronoun
No thing; not anything; naught.
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No part, element, trace, etc.
Nothing of kindness in him.
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One of no consequence, significance, or interest.
The new nonsmoking policy is nothing to me.
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Something of little or no value, seriousness, etc.; trifle.
Webster's New World
A person considered to be of no value or importance.
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noun
nothings
Nonexistence; nothingness.
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A thing that does not exist.
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Something of little or no value, seriousness, etc.; trifle.
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A person considered to be of no value or importance.
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A naught; zero; cipher.
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Antonyms:
something
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adjective
Insignificant or worthless.
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adverb
Not at all; in no manner or degree.
She looks nothing like her parents.
Webster's New World
Nothing means in no way.
An example of nothing used as an adverb is in the phrase "nothing gained," which means that there were no gains.
YourDictionary
idiom
for nothing
  • Free of charge.
  • To no avail:

    all that trouble for nothing.

American Heritage
in nothing flat
  • In very little time; very quickly.
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nothing doing
  • Certainly not.
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nothing for it
  • Nothing else to be done; no alternative:
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for nothing
  • free; at no cost
  • in vain; useless(ly)
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Other Word Forms of Nothing

Noun

Singular:
nothing
Plural:
nothings

Origin of Nothing

  • Middle English from Old English nāthing no no2 thing thing thing

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

  • no +"Ž thing

    From Wiktionary

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