nought /ˈnɔt, ˈnɑt/
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.”
Nought n. & adv. See Naught.
n : a mathematical element that when added to another number
yields the same number [syn: zero, 0, cipher, cypher]