Naught

Definition of Naught

Pronunciation: nạt
n.1.Nothing.
Doth Job fear God for naught?
- Job i. 9.
2.The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher.
To set at naught
to treat as of no account; to disregard; to despise; to defy; to treat with ignominy.
- Prov. i. 25.
adv.1.In no degree; not at all.
To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied.
- Fairfax.
a.1.Of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.
It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer.
- Prov. xx. 14.
Go, get you to your house; begone, away!
All will be naught else.
- Shak.
Things naught and things indifferent.
- Hooker.
2.Hence, vile; base; naughty.
No man can be stark naught at once.
- Fuller.

Related Words

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