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nought

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Nought \Nought\, noun & adverb See {Naught}. --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Naught \Naught\ (n[add]t), noun [OE. naught, nought, naht, nawiht, AS. n[=a]wiht, n[=a]uht, n[=a]ht; ne not + [=a] ever + wiht thing, whit; hence, not ever a whit. See {No}, adverb {Whit}, and cf. {Aught}, {Not}.]

1. Nothing. [Written also {nought}.]

Doth Job fear God for naught? --Job i. 9.

2. The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See {Cipher}.

{To set at naught}, to treat as of no account; to disregard; to despise; to defy; to treat with ignominy. "Ye have set at naught all my counsel." --Prov. i. 25.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

nought

noun

1: a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number [syn: {zero}, {0}, {nought}, {cipher}, {cypher}]


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