"nothing" meaning in English

Adverb

IPA: /ˈnʌθɪŋ/ enPR: nŭth'ĭng Audio: en-us-nothing.ogg [US]
  1. Not at all; in no way. Tags: archaic, not-comparable Related terms: anything, everything, something, thing Coordinate_terms: nobody, no one, nowhere
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English compound determinatives, English compound words, English indefinite pronouns, English pronouns, English refractory feminine rhymes, English third person pronouns Derived forms: benothing, better than nothing, do-nothing, do nothing, for nothing, here goes nothing, if nothing else, it's nothing, leave nothing in the tank, less than nothing, next to nothing, nothing at all, nothing but, nothing doing, nothing for it, nothingness, nothing succeeds like success, nothing to choose between, there's nothing to it, thing of nothing, think nothing of it, you don't get something for nothing Derived forms (someone): have nothing on

Noun

Forms: nothings [plural] IPA: /ˈnʌθɪŋ/ enPR: nŭth'ĭng Audio: en-us-nothing.ogg [US]
  1. Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance. Tags: countable, uncountable Translations (something trifling, or of no consequence or importance): дреболия (drebolija) [feminine] (Bulgarian), semmiség (Hungarian)
  2. A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings). Tags: countable, uncountable
  3. A nobody (insignificant person). Tags: countable, uncountable
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English compound determinatives, English compound words, English indefinite pronouns, English pronouns, English refractory feminine rhymes, English third person pronouns Derived forms: benothing, better than nothing, do-nothing, do nothing, for nothing, here goes nothing, if nothing else, it's nothing, leave nothing in the tank, less than nothing, next to nothing, nothing at all, nothing but, nothing doing, nothing for it, nothingness, nothing succeeds like success, nothing to choose between, there's nothing to it, thing of nothing, think nothing of it, you don't get something for nothing Derived forms (someone): have nothing on Related terms: anything, everything, something, thing Coordinate_terms: nobody, no one, nowhere Translations (a nobody, a person of no consequence): нищожество (ništožestvo) [neuter] (Bulgarian), niemendal (Dutch), ei mitään (Finnish), roromore (Maori), ingen [common] (Swedish)

Pronoun

IPA: /ˈnʌθɪŋ/ enPR: nŭth'ĭng Audio: en-us-nothing.ogg [US]
  1. Not any thing; no thing. Tags: indefinite, pronoun
  2. An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum. Tags: indefinite, pronoun
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English compound determinatives, English compound words, English indefinite pronouns, English pronouns, English refractory feminine rhymes, English third person pronouns Synonyms (not any thin): not a thing [standard], naught [standard], jack [slang], nada [slang], zip [slang], zippo [slang], zilch [slang], squat [slang], nix [slang], bugger all [slang, vulgar], jack shit [slang, vulgar], fuck all [slang, vulgar], dick [slang, vulgar] Synonyms (not any thin; British): sod all [slang, vulgar] Synonyms (not anything): aught, blank, bugger all, bupkis, cipher, dick all, diddly, diddly squat, diddly-squat, doodley-squat, doodly-squat, Fanny Adams, fig, fuck all, FA, jack, jack-all, jackshit, jack shit, nada, naught, nix, nowt [English, Northern, Northern-English, dialectal], nil, nought, null, nuttin', shit, sod all, squadoosh, squat, sweet bugger all, sweet FA, sweet Fanny Adams, sweet fuck all, zero, zerosville, zilch, zip, zipola Synonyms (something trifling): nothing of any consequence, nothing consequential, nothing important, nothing significant, something inconsequential, something insignificant, something of no consequence, something trifling, something unimportant Derived forms: benothing, better than nothing, do-nothing, do nothing, for nothing, here goes nothing, if nothing else, it's nothing, leave nothing in the tank, less than nothing, next to nothing, nothing at all, nothing but, nothing doing, nothing for it, nothingness, nothing succeeds like success, nothing to choose between, there's nothing to it, thing of nothing, think nothing of it, you don't get something for nothing Derived forms (someone): have nothing on Related terms: anything, everything, something, thing Related terms (not anything): absent, cipher [obsolete], empty, gone, nonentity, nonexistent, vacant, vacuum, void Coordinate_terms: nobody, no one, nowhere Translations (not any thing): niks (Afrikaans), asgjë (Albanian), kurrgjë (Albanian), hanuva (Alekano), nüüt (Alemannic German), መነም (mänäm) (Amharic), ምንም (mənmə) (Amharic), οὐδέν (oudén) (Ancient Greek), μηδέν (mēdén) (Ancient Greek), لَا شَيْء‎ (lā šayʾ) (Arabic), cosa (Aragonese), res (Aragonese), ոչինչ (očʿinčʿ) (Armenian), nada (Asturian), ñada (Asturian), heç nə (Azerbaijani), ezerez (Basque), deusez (Basque), нішто́ (ništó) (Belarusian), нічо́га (ničóha) (Belarusian), কিছু না (kichu na) (Bengali), mayo (Bikol Central), wara (Bikol Central), ни́що (níšto) (Bulgarian), ဘာမြှ (bhahmra.) (Burmese), res (Catalan), re (Catalan), walay bisan unsa (Cebuano), tsis muaj dab tsi (Central Huishui Hmong), ھیچ‎ (hîç) (Central Kurdish), kala (Chamicuro), ᎠᏝ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ (atla gohusdi) (Cherokee), palibe (Chichewa), kanthu (Chichewa), ahtle (Classical Nahuatl), nunda (Corsican), nic (Czech), nolja (Dalmatian), intet (Danish), ingenting (Danish), niets (Dutch), niks (Dutch), ولا حاجة‎ (walā ḥāga) (Egyptian Arabic), nenio (Esperanto), ei mikään (Finnish), ei mitään (Finnish), rien (French), (note: ne + verb + rien) (French), nuie (Friulian), nie (Friulian), nada (Galician), ren (Galician), res (Galician), nimigalla (Galician), არაფერი (araperi) (Georgian), nichts (German), τίποτε (típote) [neuter] (Greek), τίποτα (típota) [neuter] (Greek), કંઇ નહીં (kãi nahī̃) (Gujarati), anyen (Haitian Creole), kome ba (Hausa), ʻaʻohe mea (Hawaiian), (note: see usage notes at שׁוּם דָּבָר‎ and כְּלוּם‎) (Hebrew), ولا شي‎ (walā šay) (Hijazi Arabic), कुछ नहीं (kuch nahī̃) (Hindi), semmi (Hungarian), ekkert [neuter] (Icelandic), neitt (Icelandic), nulo (Ido), ọ dịghị ihe (Igbo), nol (Indonesian), nihil (Interlingua), nil (Interlingua), neamhní (Irish), gninte (Istriot), niente (Italian), (note: non + verb + niente (literally “not + verb + nothing") (colloquial)) (Italian), nulla (Italian), 何も...ない (nani mo...nai) (alt: なにも...ない) (Japanese), 何でもない (nandemonai) (alt: なんでもない) (Japanese), 別に (betsu ni) (alt: べつに) (Japanese), boten (Javanese), ಏನೂ ಇಲ್ಲ (ēnū illa) (Kannada), ештеңе (eşteñe) (Kazakh), ешнәрсе (eşnärse) (Kazakh), дым (dım) (Kazakh), គ្មានអ្វីទេ (kmeanoavei te) (Khmer), 아무것도...없다 (Amugeotdo...eopda) (Korean), эч нерсе (eç nerse) (Kyrgyz), tákuni (Lakota), ບໍ່ມີຫຍັງ (bǭ mī nyang) (Lao), nihil [neuter] (Latin), nihilum [neuter] (Latin), nekas (Latvian), niekas (Lithuanian), näischt (Luxembourgish), ништо (ništo) (Macedonian), na inona na inona (Malagasy), tiada apa-apa (Malay), ഒന്നും (onnuṃ) (Malayalam), xejn (Maltese), 沒什麼 (Mandarin), 没什么 (méishénme) (Mandarin), 沒事 (Mandarin), 没事 (méishì) (Mandarin), kahore he mea (Maori), काहीही नाही (kāhīhī nāhī) (Marathi), юу ч биш (yuu ch bish) (Mongolian), والو‎ (wālu) (Moroccan Arabic), حتى حاجة‎ (ḥetta ḥāja) (Moroccan Arabic), ádin (Navajo), केही पनि छैन (kehī pani chaina) (Nepali), nönt [Sylt] (North Frisian), ingenting (Norwegian Bokmål), intet (Norwegian Bokmål), ingenting (Norwegian Nynorsk), inkje (Norwegian Nynorsk), هیچ‎ (hič) (Persian), هیچ‌چیز‎ (hič-čiz) (Persian), nuscht (Plautdietsch), nic (Polish), nada (Portuguese), ਕੁਝ ਨਹੀਂ (kujh nahī̃) (Punjabi), nimic (Romanian), nagut (Romansch), nuot [Sursilvan] (Romansch), nut (a) [Sutsilvan] (Romansch), navot [Surmiran] (Romansch), ünguotta [Puter] (Romansch), nöglia [Vallander] (Romansch), ничто́ (ništó) (Russian), ничего́ (ničevó) (Russian), leai se mea (Samoan), ни̏шта [Cyrillic] (Serbo-Croatian), nȉšta [Roman] (Serbo-Croatian), nenti (Sicilian), කිසිවක් නැත (kisiwak næta) (Sinhalese), nič (Slovak), nìč (Slovene), waxba (Somali), nada (Spanish), teu lain (Sundanese), inget (Swedish), ingenting (Swedish), intet (Swedish), wala (Tagalog), ҳеҷ чиз (hej čiz) (Tajik), எதுவும் (etuvum) (Tamil), எதுவும் இல்லை (etuvum illai) (Tamil), எதுவுமே (etuvumē) (Tamil), ఏమిలేదు (ēmilēdu) (Telugu), ఏమీ (ēmī) (Telugu), ไม่มีอะไร (mâi mii à-rai) (Thai), nogat samting (Tok Pisin), hiç (Turkish), hiç bir şey (Turkish), ніщо́ (niščó) (Ukrainian), нічо́го (ničóho) (Ukrainian), کچھ نہیں‎ (kuch nahī̃) (Urdu), hech narsa (Uzbek), hech nima (Uzbek), gnent (Venetian), gnente (Venetian), không có gì (Vietnamese), không có chi (alt: 空𣎏之) (Vietnamese), nos (Volapük), rén (Walloon), dim (Welsh), dim byd (Welsh), neat (West Frisian), dohatʼeeda (Western Apache), lutho (Xhosa), גאָרנישט‎ (gornisht) (Yiddish), ohunkohun (Yoruba), lutho (Zulu) Translations (something trifling): bosh (Albanian), ھیچ‎ (hîç) (Central Kurdish), ei mitään (Finnish), nichts (German), gar nichts (German), τίποτα (típota) [neuter] (Greek), ништо (ništo) (Macedonian), ingenting (Norwegian), nimic [neuter] (Romanian), fleac [neuter] (Romanian), bagatelă [feminine] (Romanian), inget (Swedish), ingenting (Swedish), bagatell [common] (Swedish), wala (Tagalog), wala lang (Tagalog), ehemmiyetsiz (Turkish), önemsiz (Turkish), không có gì (Vietnamese), không có chi (alt: 空𣎏之) (Vietnamese), có gì đâu (alt: 𣎏之兜) (Vietnamese)

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