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[Spanish, nothing, from Old Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *(rēs) nāta, born (thing), anything (used in the phrase *nōn ... rēs nāta, not ... anything, literally "not a born thing," probably on the model of *hominēs nātī, anyone, literally "born people") : Latin rēs, thing + Latin nāta, feminine of nātus, past participle of nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]
chiefly informal US nothing
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|Noun||1.||nada - 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"