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nil

 (nĭl)
n.
Nothing; zero.

[Latin nīl, contraction of nihil; see ne in Indo-European roots.]

nil adj.

nil

(nɪl)
n
another word for nothing: used esp in the scoring of certain games
[C19: from Latin]

nil

(nɪl)

n.
1. nothing; naught; zero.
adj.
2. having no value or existence.
[1805–15; < Latin nīl, variant (by apocope) of nīlum, contraction of nihilum nothing =ni (variant of ne not) + hīlum trifle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nil - a quantity of no importancenil - 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"

nil

noun
1. nothing, love, zero, zip (U.S. slang) The score was 2-nil.
2. zero, nothing, none, naught, zilch (slang), zip (U.S. slang) The chances of success are virtually nil.

nil

noun
No thing; not anything:
Informal: zero.
Slang: nix, zilch.
Archaic: aught.
Translations
صِفْر، لا شيءلَا شَيْءَ
nulanic
nul
nolla
nula
núll, ekkert
nulle
nič
noll
ศูนย์
không

nil

[nɪl]
A. N (= nothing) → nada f (Sport) → cero m
Granada beat Murcia two-nilel Granada venció al Murcia dos-cero or por dos a cero
they drew nil-nilempataron a cero ZERO
B. ADJnulo
its merits are nilsus méritos son nulos, no tiene mérito alguno
C. CPD nil balance N (Fin) → balance m nulo

nil

[ˈnɪl] n
(British) (SPORT)zéro m
We won one nil → Nous avons gagné un à zéro.
They lost two nil to Italy → Ils ont perdu deux à zéro contre l'Italie.
to be nil (= non-existent) → être nul (nulle)m/f
Their chances of survival are nil → Leurs chances de survie sont nulles.

nil

n (= zero)null (also Sport); (= nothing)nichts; the score was one-niles stand eins zu null; the response etc was nildie Reaktion etc war gleich null ? also zero

nil

[nɪl] nnulla m (Sport) → zero

nil

(nil) noun
(in scoring) nothing; zero. Leeds United won two-nil / by two goals to nil.

nil

لَا شَيْءَ nula nul Null μηδέν cero nolla néant nula zero nul null nic nada ноль noll ศูนย์ sıfır không
References in classic literature ?
To which Samson replied, "The difference between the two sorts of madmen is, that he who is so will he nil he, will be one always, while he who is so of his own accord can leave off being one whenever he likes.
You know of course that a mathematical line, a line of thickness NIL, has no real existence.
The latter, faithful to the principle of Horace, nil admirari, had contented himself with showing his knowledge by declaring in what lake the best lampreys were caught.
A learned friend, to whom I once narrated this history, observed that it was David's guilt which made these prongs formidable, and that the "mens nil conscia sibi" strips a pitchfork of all terrors.
Defuncti injuria ne afficiantur was a law of the twelve tables, and De mortuis nil nisi bonum is an excellent injunction -- even if the dead in question be nothing but dead small beer.
Two years ago, on Easter Eve, His Excellency Nil Alexeyovitch, whose subordinate I was then, wished to hear what I had to say, and sent a message by Peter Zakkaritch to ask me to go to his private room.
He would indeed have been obliged to admit that in the eastern--much the larger--part of Russia rent was as yet nil, that for nine-tenths of the eighty millions of the Russian peasants wages took the form simply of food provided for themselves, and that capital does not so far exist except in the form of the most primitive tools.
Let it be clearly understood between us that the reward is mine, and that Nil is the claim of this slave,' and pushed the flying waiter before him out of the room.
Nil Pavlitch, I say, what was the name of that gentleman who shot himself?
Ocean Innovation Crystal Sea 27/09/15 Not Sched 32,000 GC Nil
002158%) The exercise price is nil for all the shares.
ATHE good news for you is that Section 8A of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 provides that when an individual dies on or after October 9th 2007, he or she may be entitled to an additional nil rate band amount based on the proportion of his or her partner's nil rate band which remained unused on the earlier death of that spouse.