Simple Definition of nil
: none at all
: a score of zero
Examples of nil
They took a 2 to nil lead in the second half of the game.
<the difference in the audio performance of those two CD players is nil>
Origin of nil
Latin, nothing, contraction of nihil, from Old Latin nihilum, from ne- not + hilum trifle — more at no
First Known Use: 1833
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