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



    BrE BrE//nɔːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɔːt//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] (British English) (also zero North American English, British English) the figure 0 A million is written with six noughts. nought point one (= written 0.1) I give the programme nought out of ten for humour. This car can accelerate from nought to sixty in ten seconds.
  2. 2(also naught) [uncountable] (literary) used in particular phrases to mean ‘nothing’ All our efforts have come to nought (= have not been successful).
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