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Meaning of NAUGHT

Pronunciation:  nât

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  complete failure; "all my efforts led to naught"
  2. [n]  a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"

NAUGHT is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zip
 See Also: bugger all, failure, Fanny Adams, fuck all, nihil, relative quantity, sweet Fanny Adams



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Naught\, n. [OE. naught, nought, naht, nawiht, AS.
    n?wiht, n?uht, n?ht; ne not + ? ever + wiht thing, whit;
    hence, not ever a whit. See {No}, adv. {Whit}, and cf.
    {Aught}, {Not}.]
    1. Nothing. [Written also {nought}.]
             Doth Job fear God for naught?         --Job i. 9.
    2. The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See {Cipher}.
    {To set at naught}, to treat as of no account; to disregard;
       to despise; to defy; to treat with ignominy. ``Ye have set
       at naught all my counsel.'' --Prov. i. 25.
  2. \Naught\, adv.
    In no degree; not at all. --Chaucer.
          To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied.
  3. \Naught\, a.
    1. Of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.
             It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer. --Prov.
                                                   xx. 14.
             Go, get you to your house; begone, away! All will be
             naught else.                          --Shak.
             Things naught and things indifferent. --Hooker.
    2. Hence, vile; base; naughty. [Obs.]
             No man can be stark naught at once.   --Fuller.
Thesaurus Terms
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