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Nothing - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Nothing' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Nothing [ adv.]
- In no degree; not at all; in no wise.
2 . Nothing [ n.]
- Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to anything and something.
- Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness.
- A thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle.
- A cipher; naught.

Meaning of 'Nothing' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . nothing [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a quantity of no importance
Example in sentence:
  • I didn't hear zilch about it;
  • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before;
  • it was all for naught;
  • reduced to nil all the work we had done;
  • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
2 . nothing [ r]
Meaning (2):
- in no respect; to no degree
Example in sentence:
  • he looks nothing like his father