Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “naught”

See all translations

naught

number uk   /nɔːt/ us    /nɑːt/

naught number (NOTHING)

[U] old use or literary ( also nought) nothing: All our efforts were for naught. All their plans came to naught (= did not achieve anything).

naught number (ZERO)

[C] US old-fashioned ( also mainly UK nought) the number 0 or zero: Add two naughts and divide by two.
Translations of “naught”
in Spanish nada…
in French rien, zéro…
in German das Nichts…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無, 無,沒有…
in Russian ничто…
in Turkish hiçbir şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无, 无,没有…
in Polish nic…
(Definition of naught from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of naught?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “naught”

Definitions of “naught” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More