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1. Zero; nothing.
2. A person regarded as being insignificant; a nonentity.
Amounting to nothing; nil: "Business was zilch" (New York).
2. (General Sporting Terms) sport US and Canadian nil
[C20: of uncertain origin]
Slang. zero; nothing.
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|Noun||1.||zilch - 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"