(noun.) 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 respect; to no degree; 'he looks nothing like his father'.
Editor: Nancy--From WordNet
(n.) Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to anything and something.
(n.) Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness.
(n.) A thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle.
(n.) A cipher; naught.
(adv.) In no degree; not at all; in no wise.
Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Non-existence, nihility, inexistence, nihilism, nonentity, nothingness, nullity.. Nought, zero, cipher.. Trifle, bagatelle, small matter, thing of no importance, matter of no consequence.
ad. Not at all, in no degree.
Typed by Connie
n. no thing: non-existence: absence of being: a low condition: no value or use: not anything of importance a trifle: utter insignificance no difficulty or trouble: no magnitude: a cipher.—adv. in no degree: not at all.—adj. and n. Nothingā′rian believing nothing.—ns. Nothingā′rianism; Noth′ing-gift (Shak.) a gift of no value; Noth′ingism nihility; Noth′ingness state of being nothing or of no value: a thing of no value.—Nothing but no more than: only; Nothing less than equal to: as much as.—Come to nothing to have no result: to turn out a failure; Make nothing of to consider as of no difficulty or importance; Neck or nothing (see Neck); Next to nothing almost nothing.
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- Mr. Godfrey had some brandy and soda-water, Mr. Franklin took nothing. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- How we shall conciliate this little creature, said Mrs. Bretton to me, I don't know: she tastes nothing, and by her looks, she has not slept. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- Nothing, he said, can be more just than such a description of him. Plato. The Republic.
- Nothing, Robert. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- But afterwards I shall be nothing to him. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- There's nothing new, I suppose? Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- She did nothing more. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- There's money in this case, Watson, if there is nothing else. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- No, I have nothing to give you instead, he said, sitting up and turning so that he faced her. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- Since that time, nothing has been heard to my knowledge of the three Hindoos. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- I have nothing to hide from you, gentlemen, said he. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Nothing of the kind here, sir. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- It has nothing to do with that. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- The first half-hour was lost, for Fanny and Lady Bertram were together, and unless she had Fanny to herself she could hope for nothing. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- Ten minutes passed--and nothing happened. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- What set me on about country boys, and runaways, and good-for-nothings? Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Miss Fanny was excessively courteous to her, and said the usual nothings with the skill of a veteran. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- Last nothings are any good. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- They had been on the same side, and, on the death of their party, many had become Know-Nothings, or members of the American party. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- In pompous nothings on his side, and civil assents on that of his cousins, their time passed till they entered Meryton. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.