nothing


nothing
nothing [nuth′iŋ]
pron.
[ME < OE na thing, nan thing]
1.
a) no thing; not anything; naught
b) no part, element, trace, etc. [nothing of kindness in him]
2.
a) something of little or no value, seriousness, etc.; trifle
b) a person considered to be of no value or importance
n.
1. nonexistence; nothingness
2. a thing that does not exist
3.
a) something of little or no value, seriousness, etc.; trifle: see also SWEET NOTHINGS
b) a person considered to be of no value or importance
4. a naught; zero; cipher
adv.
not at all; in no manner or degree [nothing daunted]
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for nothing
1. free; at no cost
2. in vain; uselessly
3. without reason
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☆ in nothing flat
Informal in almost no time at all
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make nothing of
1. to treat as of little importance
2. to fail to understand
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nothing but
only; nothing other than
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nothing doing Informal
1. no: used as a refusal of a request
2. no result, accomplishment, etc.: an exclamation of disappointment
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nothing if not
decidedly and unmistakably [he's nothing if not prompt]
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nothing less than
no less than; just the same as: also nothing short of

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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