Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Naught (Page: 965)

Naught (?), n. [OE. naught, nought, naht, nawiht, AS. nwiht, nuht, nht; ne not + ever + wiht thing, whit; hence, not ever a whit. See No, adv. Whit, and cf. Aught, Not.]

1. Nothing. [Written also nought.]

Doth Job fear God for naught? Job i. 9.

2. The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher. To set at naught, to treat as of no account; to disregard; to despise; to defy; to treat with ignominy. Ye have set at naught all my counsel." Prov. i. 25.


Naught (Page: 965)

Naught, adv. In no degree; not at all. Chaucer.

To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied. Fairfax.

Naught (Page: 965)

Naught, a.

1. Of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.

It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer. Prov. xx. 14.
Go, get you to your house; begone, away! All will be naught else. Shak.
Things naught and things indifferent. Hooker.

2. Hence, vile; base; naughty. [Obs.]

No man can be stark naught at once. Fuller.