Nothing

Definition of Nothing

Noth´ing
n.1.Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); - opposed to anything and something.
Yet had his aspect nothing of severe.
- Dryden.
2.Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness.
3.A thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle.
Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought.
- Is. xli. 24.
'T is nothing, says the fool; but, says the friend,
This nothing, sir, will bring you to your end.
- Dryden.
4.(Arith.) A cipher; naught.
Nothing but
only; no more than.
To make nothing of
a - To make no difficulty of; to consider as trifling or important.
- Chaucer.
b - Not to understand; as, I could make nothing of what he said.
- Ray.
adv.1.In no degree; not at all; in no wise.
Adam, with such counsel nothing swayed.
- Milton.
The influence of reason in producing our passions is nothing near so extensive as is commonly believed.
- Burke.
Nothing off
(Naut.) an order to the steersman to keep the vessel close to the wind.

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