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.

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

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.

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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