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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nothing  \Noth"ing\,  adv 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  Yet  had  his  aspect  nothing  of  severe.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Nonexistence;  nonentity;  absence  of  being  nihility; 
  nothingness.  --Shak. 
 
  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  --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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nothing 
  n  :  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:  {nil}, 
  {nix},  {nada},  {aught},  {cipher},  {cypher},  {goose  egg}, 
  {naught},  {zero},  {zilch},  {zip}] 




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