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naught

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pronoun \ˈnȯt, ˈnät\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of naught

  1. :  nothing <Their efforts came to naught.> <It was all for naught.>

Origin and Etymology of naught

Middle English nought, from Old English nāwiht, from no + wiht creature, thing — more at no, wight


First Known Use: before 12th century


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naught

noun
variants: or less commonly

Definition of naught

  1. 1 :  nothingness, nonexistence

  2. 2 :  the arithmetical symbol 0 :  zero, cipher

Examples of naught in a sentence

  1. <my locker number is naught-seven-two>

Origin and Etymology of naught

see 1naught


First Known Use: before 12th century

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NAUGHT Defined for Kids

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naught

pronoun \ˈnȯt\
variants: also

nought

\ˈnȯt\

Definition of naught for Students

  1. :  1nothing 1 <Our efforts came to naught in the end.>


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naught

noun
variants: also

nought

Definition of naught for Students

  1. :  zero 1, cipher



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