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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