Meaning of naught

naught

Pronunciation: (nôt), [key]
— n.
  1. nothing.
  2. a cipher (0); zero.
  3. to come to nothing; be without result or fruition; fail.
  4. to regard or treat as of no importance; disdain: He entered a milieu that set his ideals at naught.
—adj.
  1. lost; ruined.
  2. worthless; useless.
  3. morally bad; wicked.
—adv.
  1. not.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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