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naught - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'naught' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Naught [ a.]
- Of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.
- Hence, vile; base; naughty.
2 . Naught [ adv.]
- Nothing.
- The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher.
- In no degree; not at all.

Meaning of 'naught' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . naught [ n]
Meaning (1):
- complete failure
Example in sentence:
  • all my efforts led to naught
Meaning (2):
- 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