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anything whatever; any part: for aught I know; a cipher; zero
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aught 1also ought (ôt)
Anything whatever: "Neither of his parents had aught but praise for him" (Louis Auchincloss).
The digit zero.
[From an aught, alteration of a naught; see naught.]
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aught(ɔːt) or used with a negative or in conditional or interrogative sentences or clauses
anything at all; anything whatever (esp in the phrase for aught I know)
dialect in any least part; to any degree
[Old English āwiht, from ā ever, ay1 + wiht thing; see wight1]
a less common word for nought
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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]
a cipher (0); zero.
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aught- Another word for "nothing, zero."
See also related terms for zero.
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|Noun||1.||aught - 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"
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aught[ɔːt] N (archaic or liter) → algo, alguna cosa; (with negation) → nada
if there is aught I can do → si puedo hacer algo, si puedo ayudarles de algún modo
for aught I care he can → igual me da si él ...
for aught I know → que yo sepa
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