naught


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Naught \Naught\ (n[add]t), n. [OE. naught, nought, naht, nawiht,
   AS. n[=a]wiht, n[=a]uht, n[=a]ht; ne not + [=a] ever + wiht
   thing, whit; hence, not ever a whit. See No, adv. Whit,
   and cf. Aught, Not.]
   1. Nothing. [Written also nought.]
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            Doth Job fear God for naught?         --Job i. 9.
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   2. The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher.
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   To set at naught, to treat as of no account; to disregard;
      to despise; to defy; to treat with ignominy. "Ye have set
      at naught all my counsel." --Prov. i. 25.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Naught \Naught\, adv.
   In no degree; not at all. --Chaucer.
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         To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied.
                                                  --Fairfax.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Naught \Naught\, a.
   1. Of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.
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            It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer. --Prov.
                                                  xx. 14.
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            Go, get you to your house; begone, away!
            All will be naught else.              --Shak.
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            Things naught and things indifferent. --Hooker.
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   2. Hence, vile; base; naughty. [Obs.]
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            No man can be stark naught at once.   --Fuller.
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