aught

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1aught

pronoun \ˈt, ˈät\

Definition of AUGHT

1
:  anything
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

2aught

adverb

Definition of AUGHT

archaic
:  at all

First Known Use of AUGHT

13th century

3aught

noun

Definition of AUGHT

1
:  zero, cipher
2
archaic :  nonentity, nothing
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

Related to AUGHT

Synonyms
zero, cipher, goose egg, naught (also nought), nil, nothing, o, oh, zilch, zip

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

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