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Definition of "nothing" []

  • No thing; not anything: The box contained nothing. I've heard nothing about it. (pronoun)
  • No part; no portion: Nothing remains of the old house but the cellar hole. (pronoun)
  • One of no consequence, significance, or interest: The new nonsmoking policy is nothing to me. (pronoun)
  • Something that has no existence. (noun)
  • Something that has no quantitative value; zero: a score of two to nothing. (noun)
  • No thing; not anything, as of an implied or specified class of things (pronoun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • No part or share (pronoun)
  • A matter of no importance or significance (pronoun)
  • Indicating the absence of anything perceptible; nothingness (pronoun)
  • Indicating the absence of meaning, value, worth, etc (pronoun)
  • Zero quantity; nought (pronoun)
  • In no way; not at all (adverb)
  • A person or thing of no importance or significance (noun)

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Use "nothing" in a sentence
  • "But nothing, absolutely *nothing* about Crowe's character throughout the movie convinced me that he was the person who would, at the very last minute, turn on a dime, shoot down his own gang and then throw himself in jail out of some weird sense of nobility."
  • "Their music makes me feel so good that I did exercise to it, and nothing, *nothing* makes me want to do exercise."
  • "However, upon reading further I discovered Joe ¨don´t know nothing about nothing¨ Lelyveld will return."