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nil

 (nĭl)
n.
Nothing; zero.

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

nil adj.
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nil

(nɪl)
n
another word for nothing: used esp in the scoring of certain games
[C19: from Latin]
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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]
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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"
Fanny Adams, 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"
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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.
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nil

noun
No thing; not anything:
Informal: zero.
Slang: nix, zilch.
Archaic: aught.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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nil

[nɪl] nnulla m (Sport) → zero
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

nil

(nil) noun
(in scoring) nothing; zero. Leeds United won two-nil / by two goals to nil.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

nil

لَا شَيْءَ nula nul Null μηδέν cero nolla néant nula zero nul null nic nada ноль noll ศูนย์ sıfır không
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