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pronoun \ˈȯt, ˈät\

Definition of aught

  1. 1 :  anything

  2. 2 :  all, everything <for aught I care> <for aught we know>



Origin of aught

Middle English, from Old English āwiht, from ā ever + wiht creature, thing — more at aye, wight


First Known Use: before 12th century


2

aught

adverb

Definition of aught

archaic

  1. :  at all



13th Century

First Known Use of aught

13th century


3

aught

noun

Definition of aught

  1. 1 :  zero, cipher

  2. 2 archaic :  nonentity, nothing

  3. 3 plural :  the first decade of a century



Examples of aught

  1. <for dates, the year is automatically listed as a pair of aughts, so the user has to scroll down to the correct figure>



Origin of aught

alteration (resulting from false division of a naught) of naught


First Known Use: 1872

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AUGHT Defined for Kids

aught

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noun \ˈȯt\

Definition of aught

  1. :  zero 1





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