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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Naught  \Naught\,  n.  [OE.  naught,  nought,  naht,  nawiht  AS 
  n?wiht,  n?uht,  n?ht;  ne  not  +  ?  ever  +  wiht  thing  whit; 
  hence  not  ever  a  whit.  See  {No},  adv  {Whit},  and  cf 
  {Aught},  {Not}.] 
  1.  Nothing.  [Written  also  {nought}.] 
 
  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.  ``Ye  have  set 
  at  naught  all  my  counsel.''  --Prov.  i.  25. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Naught  \Naught\,  adv 
  In  no  degree;  not  at  all  --Chaucer. 
 
  To  wealth  or  sovereign  power  he  naught  applied. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Naught  \Naught\,  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  No  man  can  be  stark  naught  at  once.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  naught 
  n  1:  a  quantity  of  no  importance;  "it  looked  like  nothing  I  had 
  ever  seen  before";  "reduced  to  nil  all  the  work  we  had 
  done";  "we  racked  up  a  pathetic  goose  egg";  "it  was  all 
  for  naught";  "I  didn't  hear  zilch  about  it"  [syn:  {nothing}, 
  {nil},  {nix},  {nada},  {aught},  {cipher},  {cypher},  {goose 
  egg},  {zero},  {zilch},  {zip}] 
  2:  complete  failure;  "all  my  efforts  led  to  naught" 




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