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Naught

Naught appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • If a Hottentot taught a Hottentot tot to talk ere the tot could totter, ought the Hottentot tot be taught to say ought or naught or what ought to be taught 'er?
  • If a Hottentot tot taught a Hottentot tot to talk before the tot would totter, ought the Hottentot tot be taught to say ought, or naught, or what ought to be taught the Hottentot tot? If to hoot and to toot a Hottentot tot be taught by a Hottentot tutor, should the tutor get hot if the Hottentot tot hoots and toots at the Hottentot tutor?

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun naught:

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Naught is sometimes a misspelling of naughty.

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Definition of the noun naught

What does naught mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: naughts

  1. a quantity of no importance
  2. complete failure
    • example: all my efforts led to naught
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: failure = an act that fails

Alternative definition of the noun naught

noun

  1. [UK, Ireland] (now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Zero.
  2. [UK, Ireland] (now rare or archaic in US, Canada) Nothing; nothingness.

Other definitions of naught

What does naught also mean?

pronoun

  1. See nothing.

Group

Naught is a musical group.

  • albums: "A Lesser Star Will Take Are Souls. For the Burden of the Gods Will Leave Us to the Flames of Tartarus", "Crawl"

Music

"Naught" is the second full-length album by Stolen Babies. Named by Rani Sharone, bassist for Stolen Babies, Naught represents hopelessness: all for naught. This album is darker than the prior album, There Be Squabbles Ahead. Many of the songs on Naught hit close to home for many of the members of Stolen Babies, and is a representation of their experiences at that time. The album was released on September 18, 2012 in digital download format and on October 16, 2012 in CD format through No Comment Records. On September 17, 2012, the album was made available for streaming on Soundcloud and Shockya.com. Naught was voted #1 in Revolver's "Album of the Week" readers poll on October 22, 2012 and #7 in The Village Voice Blog's "Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012" by Linda Leseman.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Naught

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Google previewThe Principle and the Method of the Hegelian Dialectic (1897)

A Defence of the Dialectic Against Its Critics ... by Evander Bradley McGilvary

But as the dialectical negative is richer than its positive, the passing from Being to Naught is an advance in a straight line, not a transverse motion. To sum this up in an expression which reproduces almost verbatim an expression of Hegel's, ...

Google previewMind (1898)

But as the dialectical negative is richer than its positive, the passing from Being to Naught is an advance in a straight line, not a transverse motion. To sum this up in an expression which reproduces almost verbatim an expression of Hegel's, ...

Google previewExercising Influence (2011)

A Guide For Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and in Your Community by B. Kim Barnes

The reason that so many good influence intentions come to naught is that you are almost never dealing ...

Google previewCreative Mind (2007)

by Ernest Holmes

"Naught is the squire, when the king's at hand; Withdraw INTRODUCTORY.

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler

naught, nought. The variation of spelling is not a modern accident, but ...

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Quotes about Naught

Naught venture, naught have.
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Scrabble value of N1A1U1G2H4T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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