There's nothing in my hands.
She knows nothing of our plans.
You have nothing to worry about.
There's nothing fun to do around here.
You think that's bad? It's nothing compared to what I went through.
Don't get all upset over nothing.
Your opinion means nothing to me.
“Are you hurt?” “Don't worry. It's nothing.” Adverb
She is nothing like her sister.
It's nothing close to finished. Noun
It appeared out of nothing.
The UFO hovered for a while, then vanished into nothing.
My children are important to me—I'm nothing without them. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
And just so, these clouds like lines of coke, these fine bird-bone clouds giving structure to the afternoon sky will decompose into faint nothings.—Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 9 June 2023 But even before that, women like Tina Turner and Josephine Baker were wearing costumes that evoked intimate little nothings.—Kristen Bateman, ELLE, 14 Apr. 2023 From Loewe’s dynamic striped wonders to Versace’s Courtney Love-esque little nothings, loose-fitting, pint-sizes dresses with major volume quickly became the garment on everyone’s minds.—Kristen Bateman, ELLE, 22 Mar. 2023 But central banks can do nothing directly to increase productivity.—Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, 2 Apr. 2020 Tearing down the names of Hood and Lee, that don’t change nothing.—1843, 2 Apr. 2020 Four hours of early morning German grammar drills did nothing to help that situation.—Sarah Wu, Glamour, 1 Apr. 2020 Dwelling on inadequacies does nothing to help people feel more prepared or in control of a desperate situation.—Ryan Nickerson, Houston Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2020 But those deaths could have been as high as 2.2 million, if the U.S. did nothing, Mr. Trump said.—Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 1 Apr. 2020 See More
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Middle English, from Old English nān thing, nāthing, from nān no + thing thing — more at none
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1