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Definition of nil noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    nil

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//nɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɪl//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(especially British English) the number 0, especially as the score in some games synonym zero Newcastle beat Leeds four nil/by four goals to nil.
  2. 2nothing The doctors rated her chances as nil (= there was no chance).
  3. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin, contraction of nihil ‘nothing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nil