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  • 21nothing — 1 / nVTIN/ pronoun 1 not anything; no thing: Nothing ever happens in this town. | There s nothing in this box. Throw it away. | He said nothing about it to me. | nothing new/bad etc: Why are you still in bed when there s nothing wrong with you? | …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22nothing — n. 1) to ask (for) nothing (to ask nothing in return) 2) to gain nothing by (we will gain nothing by ignoring the regulations) 3) nothing about (we know nothing about it) 4) nothing to (they are nothing to us) 5) nothing to + inf. (we have… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 23nothing */*/*/ — UK [ˈnʌθɪŋ] / US pronoun 1) not anything There was nothing in the room except for a mattress. She waited and watched, but nothing happened. nothing at all: I knew nothing at all about looking after babies. nothing else: The smoke alarms were… …

    English dictionary

  • 24nothing — /nuth ing/, n. 1. no thing; not anything; naught: to say nothing. 2. no part, share, or trace (usually fol. by of): The house showed nothing of its former magnificence. 3. something that is nonexistent. 4. nonexistence; nothingness: The sound… …

    Universalium

  • 25nothing*/*/*/ — [ˈnʌθɪŋ] pronoun 1) not anything There was nothing in the room except for a chair.[/ex] She waited, but nothing happened.[/ex] I saw nothing strange in the situation.[/ex] I knew nothing at all about looking after babies.[/ex] If there s nothing… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 26nothing — /ˈnʌθɪŋ / (say nuthing) pronoun 1. no thing; not anything; naught: say nothing. 2. that which is non existent. –noun 3. something or someone of no importance or quality: he is a complete nothing. 4. a trivial matter or remark: to exchange… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 27nothing — see nothing comes of nothing nothing for nothing nothing is certain but death and taxes nothing is certain but the unforeseen nothing is for ever there is nothing new under the sun …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 28nothing — n. & adv. n. 1 not anything (nothing has been done; have nothing to do). 2 no thing (often foll. by compl.: I see nothing that I want; can find nothing useful). 3 a a person or thing of no importance or concern; a trivial event or remark (was… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 29nothing — noth•ing [[t]ˈnʌθ ɪŋ[/t]] pron. 1) no thing; not anything; naught: to say nothing[/ex] 2) no part, share, or trace: The house showed nothing of its former splendor[/ex] 3) something of no importance, significance, or value: Money is nothing to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 30nothing — The non existence of all things; a concept that can be frightening, fascinating, or dismissed as the product of the logical confusion of treating the term ‘nothing’ as itself a referring expression instead of a quantifier . This confusion leads… …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 31nothing — Synonyms and related words: a little thing, a nobody, a nothing, aught, bagatelle, blank, cipher, clean slate, common man, dud, dummy, empty space, figurehead, good for nothing, goose egg, hardly anything, hollow man, inanity, inessential,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 32nothing — pronoun not anything. ↘something of no importance or concern. ↘(in calculations) nought. adjective informal of no value or significance. adverb not at all. ↘[postposition] N. Amer. informal used to contradict something emphatically. Phrases for… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 33nothing — noun 1) all my efforts add up to nothing Syn: not a thing, not anything, nil, zero, naught/nought; informal zilch, zip, nada, diddly squat, squat Ant: something 2) forget it it s nothing …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 34nothing — n 1. naught, none, none whatsoever, nothing at all, nothing under the sun, nothing on earth; no such thing, nil, Sl. nix, Sl. zilch, Sl. scratch, Sl. squat, Sl. diddly, Sl. diddly squat; Latin, nihil, Fr. hen, Sp. nada, Ger. nichts, Russ. nichevo …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 35nothing — See: GO FOR NOTHING, HAVE NOTHING ON, HERE GOES NOTHING, IN NO TIME or IN NOTHING FLAT, NOT TO MENTION or TO SAY NOTHING OF …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 36nothing — See: GO FOR NOTHING, HAVE NOTHING ON, HERE GOES NOTHING, IN NO TIME or IN NOTHING FLAT, NOT TO MENTION or TO SAY NOTHING OF …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 37nothing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. zero, cipher, nought, blank; nothingness; nonentity, bagatelle, trifle, zilch (sl.). See unimportance, insubstantiality, nonexistence. Ant., something. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. not anything, no thing,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 38nothing — See: go for nothing, have nothing on, here goes nothing, in no time or in nothing flat, not to mention or to say nothing of …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 39nothing — 1. pronoun /ˈnʌθɪŋ/ a) Not any thing; no thing. I didnt see nothing. [= I didnt see anything]. b) An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum. Syn: jack, nada, zip …

    Wiktionary

  • 40nothing — I. pronoun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nān thing, nāthing, from nān no + thing thing more at none Date: before 12th century 1. not any thing ; no thing < leaves nothing to the imagination > 2. no part 3. one of no interest, value …

    New Collegiate Dictionary