Definition of naught
: nothing Their efforts came to naught. It was all for naught.
Examples of naught in a Sentence
my locker number is naught-seven-two
Recent Examples of naught from the Web
Even if their campaign had been for naught, ECFMU represented good business for Podesta and Mercury.
Netflix (nflx, +2.02%) may take security seriously, but if its partners do not, then its efforts may as well be for naught.
Nadim came on for Ashleigh Sykes at halftime and sparked a handful of promising attacks that went for naught.
Netflix may take security seriously, but if its partners do not, then its efforts may as well be for naught.
The first of the Cubs' five chances with runners in scoring position went for naught in the first inning with runner at second and third with one out.
Hans Ganthier told the sergeants, lieutenants and other 1st district supervisors and staff that the increased patrols in the Tulane-Ulloa area since the October shooting were not for naught.
Still, his effort went for naught in the face of Golden State’s onslaught and continued offensive struggles for J.R. Smith (scoreless in 13 minutes) and limited contributions from Tristan Thompson, Kyle Korver, Channing Frye and Deron Williams.
But all of that hard work, all of that extra effort, was for naught thanks to Thompson's big night.
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Definition of naught for Students
: 1nothing 1 Our efforts came to naught in the end.
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