nought


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nought

 (nôt)
n.pron. & adj.
Variant of naught.

nought

(nɔːt)
n
(Mathematics) the digit 0; zero: used esp in counting or numbering
n, adj, adv
a variant spelling of naught
[Old English nōwiht, from ne not, no + ōwiht something; see whit]

naught

or nought

(nɔt)

n.
1. nothing.
2. a cipher (0); zero.
adj. Archaic.
3. lost; ruined.
4. worthless; useless.
adv.
5. Obs. not.
Idioms:
come to naught, to end in failure.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English nauht, nāwiht= no1 + wiht thing. compare nought, wight1, whit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nought - a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same numbernought - a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"

nought

Archaic or literary naught
noun
1. zero, nothing, nil Properties are graded from nought to ten for energy efficiency.
2. nothing, zip (U.S. slang), slang, nothingness, nada, zilch, bugger all (slang), fuck all (taboo slang), sod all (slang), damn all (slang) All our efforts came to nought.
Translations
nulanic
nulingenting
nul
nolla
ništica
ekkertnúll
„nuliukai ir kryžiukai“
nekasnulle
nolla
ศูนย์
sıfırhiçhiçbirşey
số không

nought

[nɔːt] N
1. (esp Brit) (Math) → cero m
noughts and crosses (Brit) → tres m en raya ZERO
2. (o.f., liter) (= nothing) → nada f

nought

[ˈnɔːt] n
(= number) → zéro m
(= nothing) to come to nought → n'aboutir à rien

nought

n
(= number)Null f; noughts and crosses (Brit) → Tic Tac Toe nt, Kinderspiel mit Nullen und Kreuzen ? also zero
(liter: = nothing) → Nichts nt; to come to noughtsich zerschlagen; to bring to noughtzunichtemachen

nought

[nɔːt] n (Math) → zero

nought

(noːt) noun
1. nothing.
2. (American zero) the figure 0. The number contained five noughts.
noughts and crosses
a game in which the players try to make a line of three noughts or crosses between vertical and horizontal lines.

nought

صِفْرٌ nula nul Null μηδέν insignificancia, nonada nolla zéro ništica zero nul null nic zero ничто nolla ศูนย์ sıfır số không
References in classic literature ?
From the first moment of life, the result of passionate love and desire, there is nought but the bodily form transitional as the lightning flash.
I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath.
An' he war to die an' me not to know, but to be a-sleepin' i' my bed, as if I caredna nought about it.
One old coat 'ull do to patch another, but it's good for nought else.
An' if thee'st set thy heart on a lass as'll bring thee nought and waste all, when thee mightst ha' them as 'ud make a man on thee, I'll say nought, now thy feyther's dead an' drownded, for I'm no better nor an old haft when the blade's gone.
Nay," said Friar Tuck piously, "ye do think of profane things and of nought else; yet, truly, there be better safeguards against care and woe than ale drinking and bright eyes, to wit, fasting and meditation.
Then David answered, "I see the white clouds floating and I feel the wind a-blowing and three black crows are flying over the wold; but nought else do I see, good master.
And David answered, "I see the windmills swinging and three tall poplar trees swaying against the sky, and a flock of fieldfares are flying over the hill; but nought else do I see, good master.
Sir Stephen neither answered nor looked up, but passed out from the church as though he had heard nought, his men following him.
I had thought to make a lady of her; yet if she chooses to be what she is like to be, I have nought to do with her henceforth.
with the feeble malice of a tired man; but, as he had no theory, and no coat on, he was unanimously set at nought - not to mention his smoking hard behind, as he stood with his back to the kitchen fire to draw the damp out: which was not calculated to inspire confidence.
Promoted up the order from number six, Shafiq's century came immediately after he twice made nought during England's 141-run win in the third Test at Edgbaston.