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aught 1

also ought  (ôt)
pron.
Anything whatever: "Neither of his parents had aught but praise for him" (Louis Auchincloss).

[Middle English, from Old English āuht; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.]

aught 2

 (ôt)
n.
The digit zero.

[From an aught, alteration of a naught; see naught.]

aught

(ɔːt) or used with a negative or in conditional or interrogative sentences or clauses

ought

pron
anything at all; anything whatever (esp in the phrase for aught I know)
adv
dialect in any least part; to any degree
[Old English āwiht, from ā ever, ay1 + wiht thing; see wight1]

aught

(ɔːt) or

ought

n
a less common word for nought

aught1

or ought

(ɔt)

n.
1. anything whatever; any part: for aught I know.
adv.
2. Archaic. in any degree; at all; in any respect.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English āht, āwiht, ōwiht=ā, ō ever + wiht thing, wight1]

aught2

or ought.

(ɔt)

n.
a cipher (0); zero.
[1870–75; a naught, misdivided as an aught (compare auger). See naught]

aught

- Another word for "nothing, zero."
See also related terms for zero.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aught - a quantity of no importanceaught - a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
relative quantity - a quantity relative to some purpose
nihil - (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ); "nihil habet"
bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, sweet Fanny Adams - little or nothing at all; "I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all"; "I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery"

aught

noun
Archaic. No thing; not anything:
Informal: zero.
Slang: nix, zilch.
Translations

aught

[ɔːt] N (archaic or liter) → algo, alguna cosa; (with negation) → nada
if there is aught I can dosi puedo hacer algo, si puedo ayudarles de algún modo
for aught I care he canigual me da si él ...
for aught I knowque yo sepa

aught

n (old, liter)irgendetwas; he might have moved for aught I knowwas weiß ich, vielleicht ist er umgezogen
References in classic literature ?
Ay, and aughts," replied Sancho; and shaking his fingers he washed his whole hand in the river along which the boat was quietly gliding in midstream, not moved by any occult intelligence or invisible enchanter, but simply by the current, just there smooth and gentle.
Think about how Devendra Banhart brought David Crosby's initially maligned If I Could Only Remember My Name back into the conversation in the aughts, turning it into a touchstone for a new generation of blazed-out freak-folkers.
While manufacturing employment has been in decline since the late 1970s, the 2000s alone saw a loss of nearly six million jobs, while the aughts became the first decade in sixty years to see zero net job creation.
After passing the press clippings, viewers encountered The Golden Fleece, 2013--a window-display-like vitrine containing a single hanging garment, a work reminiscent of Mai-Thu Perret's efforts in the early aughts and one that also constellated science-fictional Futurism, fashion, and design over that ur-symbol of zombie-capitalism, the mannequin.
By all accounts, the early aughts were a success story for Africa.
It was the early aughts, and a line of people, mostly scraggly looking students like myself, had formed on the sidewalk near New York City's Penn Station on 31st Street long before the scheduled departure.
Whether the song is from the '60s, '80s or aughts, they are timeless rock'n'roll.
In the '90 and the early aughts, a blogger was more likely to be someone who published independently on their own site or through an open-source platform like WordPress or Blogspot, posting opinions or personal reflections that typically did not involve any traditional reporting of so-called hard news.
Waiting lists for entry into nursing programs were persistently long throughout the late aughts, with both national statistics and news reports and anecdotes from around the country describing a widespread lack of capacity in nursing education programs.
Photographer, filmmaker, and multimedia producer Douglas Gayeton was on a publicity tour in the early aughts promoting his book, Slow.
Dooley was, in case you didn't know, an Irish bartender in the South Side Chicago Irish enclave of Bridgeport in the 1890s and early aughts.
The procurement holiday of the aughts, unlike the one of the 1990s, was of the Pentagon's own choosing.