noun, adjective, adverb

before 900; Middle English; Old English nōht, contraction of nōwiht, equivalent to ne not + ōwiht aught1

naught, nought. Unabridged
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nought (nɔːt)
1.  the digit 0; zero: used esp in counting or numbering
n, —adj, —adv
2.  a variant spelling of naught
[Old English nōwiht, from ne not, no + ōwiht something; see whit]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. no-wiht "nothing," variant of nawiht (see naught). Meaning "zero, cipher" is from 1660.
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Example sentences
There's not some super secret double nought spy club with beanies and secret decoder rings.
They will find nought but enemies before and around them.
Attempts to protect investors from market swings may come to nought.
All the talk of staving off collapse and not repeating last year was for nought.
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