Definitions for: Naught


[n] complete failure; "all my efforts led to naught"
[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Naught, adv.
In no degree; not at all. --Chaucer.

To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied.
--Fairfax.


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.

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

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