Definition of Nought

1. Noun. A mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number.

Exact synonyms: 0, Cipher, Cypher, Zero
Generic synonyms: Digit, Figure
Derivative terms: Cipher, Cypher, Zero



Definition of Nought

1. n. & adv. See Naught.

Definition of Nought

1. Noun. Nothing; something which does not exist. ¹

2. Noun. A thing or person of no worth or value; nil. ¹

3. Noun. Not any quantity of number; zero; the score of no points in a game. ¹

4. Noun. The figure or character representing, or having the shape of, zero. ¹

5. Adjective. (obsolete) Good for nothing; worthless. ¹

6. Adjective. Wicked, immoral. ¹

7. Verb. To abase, to set at nought. ¹

8. Adverb. To no extent; in no way; not at all. ¹

9. Adverb. Not. ¹

10. Pronoun. Nothing; zero. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nought

1. naught [n -S] - See also: naught

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nought

nott
notturni
notturno
notum
notwheat
notwithstanding
notwithstanding clause
notwithstanding clauses
notâ
nouch
nouches
nougat
nougat bar
nougatine
nougats
nought (current term)
nought-withstanding
nought withstanding
noughted
noughth
noughting
noughts
noughts and crosses
noughtwithstanding
noul
nould
noulde
noule
noules
nouls

Literary usage of Nought

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Poems and Plays of John Masefield by John Masefield (1918)
"Born for nought else but to attempt a rhyme That shall describe her womanhood aright, ... Bor n for nought else: there is a spirit tells My lot's a King's, ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"'Twas a cypher [0] she wrote, nought was read by the blind, Whilst nought said the dumb, and nought the deaf heard." DAVUS NON ŒDIPUS SUM. ..."

3. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture Course for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1896)
"If, however, the current be so strong as to fuse the wire, then the current will become nought, just as the stream of water or gas becomes nought on the tap ..."

4. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture-course, for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1891)
"Potential of the Earth Arbitrarily taken as nought.—Unfortunately the statical measurement of electric potential is not nearly as simple as the statical ..."

5. Confessio Amantis of John Gower by John Gower, Reinhold Pauli (1857)
"My worthy prince, of whom I write, Thus fiant he with him felve clere And doth what lith in his powere, nought only here at home to feke Love and accorde, ..."

6. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... To trust on hem it is follie, Jw they nill in no manner gree, ?* fight nought for charitee. *«* in the same sect are set *H tho that ..."

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