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nothing meaning

EN[ˈnʌθɪŋ] [-ʌθɪŋ]
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  • Nothing is a pronoun denoting the absence of anything. Nothing is a pronoun associated with nothingness. In nontechnical uses, nothing denotes things lacking importance, interest, value, relevance, or significance.

    Definition of nothing in English Dictionary

  • NounPLnothingsSUF-ing
    1. Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance.
      1. What happened to your face? — It's nothing.
    2. A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings).
      1. A nobody (insignificant person).
        1. You're nothing to me now!
    3. Pronoun
      1. Not any thing; no thing.
        1. the players see little or nothing of their cards at first starting
      2. An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum.
      3. Adverb
        1. (archaic) Not at all; in no way.
          1. The Motion from London to Syria is as much as nothing; and nothing altereth the relation which is between them.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • "What were you saying?" "Oh, it was nothing important – forget it."
          • There's nothing I like more than fiddling away Saturday night playing dominoes with myself.
          • I channel surfed for half an hour before deciding nothing worth watching was on television.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Nothing went well in high school, so he dropped out.
          • Nothing however is without its cost, in both labour and financial expenditure, and it is true that to grow vegetables in a raised bed requires an element of both, especially at the early stages.
          • Nothing can justify your rude behaviour last night.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Art thou the slave that with thy breath hast kill'd/ Mine innocent child? Shakespeare. Much Ado About Nothing.
          • This shows, I think, that sensitivity to the argument from soft introspectability is an untenable halfway house; we must accept strict introspectability or nothing.
          • What started as a great effort ended up petering out to nothing.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Pronouns
              • Third person pronouns
                • Indefinite pronouns
              Related Links:
              1. en nothingness
              2. en nothings
              3. en nothingy
              4. en nothing's
              5. en nothingism
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of nothing for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "nothing" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a pronoun, more specifically, a third person pronoun and an indefinite pronoun.
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