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Noun: naught  not
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: nought)
  1. No amount at all; something of no value or importance
    "it was all for naught";
    - nothing, nil, nix, nada [N. Amer], null, aught [archaic], cipher, cypher, goose egg [N. Amer], zero, zilch, zip, zippo [N. Amer], nought [Brit]
     
  2. Complete failure
    "all my efforts led to naught";
    - nought [Brit]
     
  3. A mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    - zero, 0, nought [Brit], cipher, cypher
Pronoun: naught  not
  1. Not any thing, nothing at all
    - nowt [UK, dialect], nothing, nought, zilch, zip [N. Amer], zippo [N. Amer], nada [N. Amer], nix

Derived forms: naughts

Type of: digit, failure, figure, relative quantity

Encyclopedia: Naught