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Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?
John Calvin

Meaning of "nothing" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NOTHING

Old English nāthing, nān thing, from nānnone1 + thing1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NOTHING

nothing  [ˈnʌθɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NOTHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nothing can act as a noun, an adverb and a pronoun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The pronoun is a word that replaces other terms that designate people or things at any given moment.

WHAT DOES NOTHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Nothing

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. Nothingness is the state of being nothing, the state of nonexistence of anything, or the property of having nothing.

Definition of nothing in the English dictionary

The first definition of nothing in the dictionary is no thing; not anything, as of an implied or specified class of things. Other definition of nothing is no part or share. Nothing is also a matter of no importance or significance.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NOTHING


Althing
ˈælθɪŋ
anything
ˈɛnɪˌθɪŋ
birthing
ˈbɜːθɪŋ
everything
ˈɛvrɪθɪŋ
faithing
ˈfeɪθɪŋ
gunsmithing
ˈɡʌnˌsmɪθɪŋ
hypnobirthing
ˈhɪpnəʊˌbɜːθɪŋ
locksmithing
ˈlɒksmɪθɪŋ
northing
ˈnɔːθɪŋ
plaything
ˈpleɪˌθɪŋ
rebirthing
riːˈbɜːθɪŋ
silversmithing
ˈsɪlvəˌsmɪθɪŋ
sleuthing
ˈsluːθɪŋ
something
ˈsʌmθɪŋ
thing
θɪŋ
thirtysomething
ˈθɜːtɪˌsʌmθɪŋ
toothing
ˈtuːθɪŋ
wickthing
ˈwɪkˌθɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOTHING

notepad
notepaper
noter
notes
noteworthily
noteworthiness
noteworthy
nothing but
nothing doing
nothing for it
nothing if not
nothing in it
nothing less than
nothing loath
nothing to choose between
nothing to write home about
nothingarian
nothingarianism
nothingism
nothingness

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOTHING

bathing
be on to a good thing
breathing
clothing
first thing
fishing
get down on something
know-nothing
last thing
like anything
loathing
scathing
soothing
sunbathing
sure thing
teething
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
the thing
Worthing

Synonyms and antonyms of nothing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NOTHING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «nothing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of nothing

Translation of «nothing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOTHING

Find out the translation of nothing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nothing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nothing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nada
570 millions of speakers

English

nothing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुछ भी नहीं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لَاشَيّءَ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ничто
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কিছু না
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tiada apa-apa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nichts
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

何も・・・ない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아무것 아닌 것
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Boten
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không có gì
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதுவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काहीही नाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hiçbir şey değil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

niente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нічого
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nimic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τίποτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

niks
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ingenting
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ingenting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nothing

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOTHING»

The term «nothing» is very widely used and occupies the 1.708 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOTHING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «nothing» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «nothing» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nothing

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10 QUOTES WITH «NOTHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nothing.
1
Jessie Baylin
There is nothing else to do in Nashville except for write songs.
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Ishmael Beah
For many observers, a child who has known nothing but war, a child for whom the Kalashnikov is the only way to make a living and for whom the bush is the most welcoming community, is a child lost forever for peace and development. I contest this view. For the sake of these children, it is essential to prove that another life is possible.
3
Bob Beauprez
As state and federal lawmakers debate the country's energy policies and Colorado's role in the ever-expanding energy economy, let's hope they remember that unnecessary regulations stifle growth while doing nothing for public safety or health.
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Marsha Blackburn
I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to my favorite President ever, I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs, there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth as a Federal Government program.
5
Dick Bruna
But we discovered that, although I liked publishing, the commercial side meant nothing at all to me.
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John Calvin
Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?
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Edie Campbell
There's really nothing better than a hunt ball.
8
Raymond Chandler
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
9
Bikram Choudhury
There's nothing wrong with material things as long as you don't lie, cheat and steal.
10
Frank Howard Clark
There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOTHING»

Discover the use of nothing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nothing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than ...
Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.
Lawrence M. Krauss, 2012
2
The Book Of Nothing
This remarkable book ranges over every nook and cranny of nothingness to reveal how the human mind has had to make something of nothing in every field of human enquiry.
John D. Barrow, 2011
3
We Learn Nothing: Essays and Cartoons
These are the conversations you have only with best friends or total strangers, late at night over drinks, near closing time. This edition also includes the sensationally popular essay “The Busy Trap,” as seen in the New York Times.
Tim Kreider, 2012
4
Counting for Nothing: What Men Value and what Women are Worth
Waring's classic analysis of women's place in the world economy is brought up to date in this reprinted edition by a sizable new introduction by the author.
Marilyn Waring, 1999
5
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
And now, Puffin Books honors forty years of the book that started it all, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, with a special edition--featuring a new introduction from Judy--to celebrate this perennial favorite.
Judy Blume, 2011
6
Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security
" Others argue that we must sacrifice privacy for security. But as Daniel J. Solove argues in this important book, these arguments and many others are flawed.
Daniel J. Solove, 2011
7
Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel
Ninth-grader Philip Malloy's suspension for humming "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.
Avi, 1991
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Nothing in This Book Is True, But It's Exactly How Things Are
A personal psycho-spiritual journey, this book is a revised and expanded edition of a cult classic popular among fans of metaphysical literature. Photos & illustrations throughout.
Bob Frissell, 2009
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Nothing Matters
As strange as that question looks at first sight, it will definitely make sense after reading NOTHING MATTERS. Provocative and accessible, free of jargon, NOTHING MATTERS shows that there is more to nothing than meets the eye.
Ronald Green, 2011
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Nothing To Envy: Real Lives In North Korea
After the death of the country’s great leader Kim Il Sung in 1994, famine descended, and Nothing to Envy – winner of the 2010 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction – weaves together the stories of adversity and resilience of six ...
Barbara Demick, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOTHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nothing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Summer rain showers have nothing on this pint-sized Bluetooth …
Waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof, the $33 pint-sized Bluetooth speaker pictured here packs a punch you probably wouldn't expect. «Business Insider, Jul 15»
2
Why 'Earth 2.0' is actually nothing like Earth
Look a bit closer, in fact, and it seems 'Earth 2.0' is actually nothing like our own planet -- with some experts even claiming that fireball Venus ... «Wired.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Labour will become nothing more than a pressure group if Jeremy …
I remember my first encounter with Jeremy Corbyn well because it was the first time I attended a party conference. In 1981, he was the warm-up ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
4
An Immigrant-Franchisee Who Truly Built His Home Healthcare …
An Immigrant-Franchisee Who Truly Built His Home Healthcare Business From Nothing. Today's Most Read. This All-in-One Travel Jacket Is ... «Entrepreneur, Jul 15»
5
For expats, there's nothing like the sweet angst of home
'People wait for a bus in a loose formation that is neither a queue nor a free-for-all, but a sort of passive-aggressive hiatus to see who'll break ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
US: Netanyahu expects Iran to capitulate in return for nothing
U.S.: Netanyahu expects Iran to capitulate in return for nothing. Officials tell Haaretz: U.S. efforts to enforce continued sanctions if Congress ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
7
Lahm: Gotze has nothing to prove to Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich skipper Philipp Lahm has leapt to the defence of Mario Gotze, adamant that the under-fire forward has nothing to prove at the ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»
8
Pope Francis' plummeting popularity is nothing to worry about
Every leader, whether prime minister or bishop, is rightly suspicious of the adulation that comes their way during their honeymoon period. «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
9
'FG golf classics nothing like FF's Galway tent'
Fine Gael golf classics were not like the Galway tent and the party did not have the same relationships with developers as Fianna Fáil, ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
10
Nicki Minaj's VMA tweet had nothing to do with Taylor Swift
Singer Nicki Minaj says her Twitter rant, following her MTV Video Music Award snub, had "nothing to do" with pop star Taylor Swift. «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»

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