noun \ˈnil\

: none at all

: a score of zero

Full Definition of NIL

:  nothing, zero
nil adjective

Examples of NIL

  1. They took a 2 to nil lead in the second half of the game.
  2. <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

Related to NIL

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

Other Number-Related Terms

jubilee, myriad, quarantine, score, twain


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