Definitions for: Nothing


[n] a nonexistent thing
[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"
[adv] in no way; to no degree; "he looks nothing like his father"



Webster (1913) Definition: Noth"ing, n. [From no, a. + thing.]
1. Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word
thing); -- opposed to anything and something.

Yet had his aspect nothing of severe. --Dryden.

2. Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility;
nothingness. --Shak.

3. A thing of no account, value, or note; something
irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative
unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle.

Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought.
--Is. xli. 24.

'T is nothing, says the fool; but, says the friend,
This nothing, sir, will bring you to your end.
--Dryden.

4. (Arith.) A cipher; naught.

Nothing but, only; no more than. --Chaucer.

To make nothing of.
(a) To make no difficulty of; to consider as trifling or
important. ``We are industrious to preserve our bodies
from slavery, but we make nothing of suffering our
souls to be slaves to our lusts.'' --Ray.
(b) Not to understand; as, I could make nothing of what he
said.


Noth"ing, adv.
In no degree; not at all; in no wise.

Adam, with such counsel nothing swayed. --Milton.

The influence of reason in producing our passions is
nothing near so extensive as is commonly believed.
--Burke.

Nothing off (Naut.), an order to the steersman to keep the
vessel close to the wind.

Synonyms: aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, nada, naught, nil, nix, nonentity, null, zero, zilch, zip

See Also: bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, nihil, relative quantity, sweet Fanny Adams, thing

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