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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nothing \Noth"ing\, n. [From no, a. + thing.] 1. Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to anything and something. [1913 Webster] Yet had his aspect nothing of severe. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle. [1913 Webster] Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought. --Is. xli. 24. [1913 Webster] 'T is nothing, says the fool; but, says the friend, This nothing, sir, will bring you to your end. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. (Arith.) A cipher; naught. [1913 Webster] Nothing but, only; no more than. --Chaucer. To make nothing of. (a) To make no difficulty of; to consider as trifling or important. "We are industrious to preserve our bodies from slavery, but we make nothing of suffering our souls to be slaves to our lusts." --Ray. (b) Not to understand; as, I could make nothing of what he said. [1913 Webster]