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Meaning of "zero" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ZERO

From Italian, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic sifr empty, cipher.
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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 ZERO

zero  [ˈzɪərəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZERO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zero is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and a determiner.
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 adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb zero in English.



The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WHAT DOES ZERO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

zero

0 (number)

0 is both a number and the numerical digit used to represent that number in numerals. It fulfills a central role in mathematics as the additive identity of the integers, real numbers, and many other algebraic structures. As a digit, 0 is used as a placeholder in place value systems. In the English language, 0 may be called zero, nought or naught /ˈnɔːt/, nil, or — in contexts where at least one adjacent digit distinguishes it from the letter "O" — oh or o /ˈoʊ/. Informal or slang terms for zero include zilch and zip. Ought or aught /ˈɔːt/ has also been used historically.

Definition of zero in the English dictionary

The first definition of zero in the dictionary is the symbol 0, indicating an absence of quantity or magnitude; nought Former name: cipher. Other definition of zero is the integer denoted by the symbol 0; nought. Zero is also the cardinal number between +1 and –1.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ZERO

PRESENT

Present
I zero
you zero
he/she/it zeroes
we zero
you zero
they zero
Present continuous
I am zeroing
you are zeroing
he/she/it is zeroing
we are zeroing
you are zeroing
they are zeroing
Present perfect
I have zeroed
you have zeroed
he/she/it has zeroed
we have zeroed
you have zeroed
they have zeroed
Present perfect continuous
I have been zeroing
you have been zeroing
he/she/it has been zeroing
we have been zeroing
you have been zeroing
they have been zeroing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I zeroed
you zeroed
he/she/it zeroed
we zeroed
you zeroed
they zeroed
Past continuous
I was zeroing
you were zeroing
he/she/it was zeroing
we were zeroing
you were zeroing
they were zeroing
Past perfect
I had zeroed
you had zeroed
he/she/it had zeroed
we had zeroed
you had zeroed
they had zeroed
Past perfect continuous
I had been zeroing
you had been zeroing
he/she/it had been zeroing
we had been zeroing
you had been zeroing
they had been zeroing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will zero
you will zero
he/she/it will zero
we will zero
you will zero
they will zero
Future continuous
I will be zeroing
you will be zeroing
he/she/it will be zeroing
we will be zeroing
you will be zeroing
they will be zeroing
Future perfect
I will have zeroed
you will have zeroed
he/she/it will have zeroed
we will have zeroed
you will have zeroed
they will have zeroed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been zeroing
you will have been zeroing
he/she/it will have been zeroing
we will have been zeroing
you will have been zeroing
they will have been zeroing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would zero
you would zero
he/she/it would zero
we would zero
you would zero
they would zero
Conditional continuous
I would be zeroing
you would be zeroing
he/she/it would be zeroing
we would be zeroing
you would be zeroing
they would be zeroing
Conditional perfect
I would have zero
you would have zero
he/she/it would have zero
we would have zero
you would have zero
they would have zero
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been zeroing
you would have been zeroing
he/she/it would have been zeroing
we would have been zeroing
you would have been zeroing
they would have been zeroing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you zero
we let´s zero
you zero
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to zero
Past participle
zeroed
Present Participle
zeroing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZERO


aero
ˈɛərəʊ
aleph-zero
ˌɑːlɪfˈzɪərəʊ
antihero
ˈæntɪˌhɪərəʊ
bureau
ˈbjʊərəʊ
caballero
ˌkæbəˈljɛərəʊ
cero
ˈsɪərəʊ
dinero
dɪˈneərəʊ
duro
ˈdʊərəʊ
euro
ˈjʊərəʊ
faro
ˈfɛərəʊ
hero
ˈhɪərəʊ
Nero
ˈnɪərəʊ
non-hero
ˌnɒnˈhɪərəʊ
nonzero
ˌnɒnˈzɪərəʊ
Pierrot
ˈpɪərəʊ
Pinero
pɪˈnɪərəʊ
primero
prɪˈmɛərəʊ
rezero
ˌriːˈzɪərəʊ
subzero
sʌbˈzɪərəʊ
superhero
ˈsuːpəˌhɪərəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZERO

zero altitude
zero balancing
zero defects
zero gravity
zero grazing
zero growth
zero hour
zero in
zero option
zero point
zero population growth
zero stage
zero tolerance
zero-base
zero-based
zero-coupon bond
zero-emission
zero-G
zero-rate

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZERO

bolero
brasero
carabinero
cicero
Duero
embarcadero
ground zero
Guerrero
Habanero
hetero
kero
libero
montero
ranchero
Santiago del Estero
size zero
sombrero
torero
vaquero
war hero

Synonyms and antonyms of zero in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ZERO»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «zero» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of zero

Translation of «zero» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZERO

Find out the translation of zero to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of zero from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «zero» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cero
570 millions of speakers

English

zero
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शून्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صِفْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ноль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zero
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শূন্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zéro
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sifar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Null
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

số không
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பூஜ்யம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शून्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sıfır
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zero
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нуль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zero celsius
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μηδέν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

zero
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

noll
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

null
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zero

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZERO»

The term «zero» is very widely used and occupies the 2.365 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZERO» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «zero» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «zero» 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 zero

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZERO»

Discover the use of zero in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zero and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Here are the legendary thinkers—from Pythagoras to Newton to Heisenberg, from the Kabalists to today's astrophysicists—who have tried to understand it and whose clashes shook the foundations of philosophy, science, mathematics, and ...
Charles Seife, 2000
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Bravo Two Zero
Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO.
Andy McNab, 2008
3
Japanese from Zero! 2
Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese that was developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley, Yukari Takenaka and was continuously refined over eight years in the classroom by ...
George Trombley, Yukari Takenaka, 2006
4
Less Than Zero
Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, this coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age, in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, ...
Bret Easton Ellis, 2010
5
Infinite Music: Imagining the Next Millennium of Human ...
A new system for imagining music, built on the infnite possibilities of twenty-first century technology.
Adam Harper, 2011
6
Year Zero: A Novel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it’s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office.
Rob Reid, 2012
7
Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life ...
In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste.
Bea Johnson, 2013
8
Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street
Translating Anarchy tells the story of the anti-capitalist anti-authoritarians of Occupy Wall Street who strategically communicated their revolutionary politics to the public in a way that was both accessible and revolutionary.
Mark Bray, 2013
9
Zero Day
Mark Russinovich is a CyberSecurity expert who has turned his considerable knowledge into a very scary and too plausible novel. Zero Day is not science fiction; it is science fact, and it is a clear warning of Doomsday.
Mark Russinovich, 2012
10
Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel
When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills.
Jonathan Maberry, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZERO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zero is used in the context of the following news items.
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Third Hacking Team Flash Zero-Day Found
For the third time in a week, researchers have discovered a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe's Flash Player browser plugin. Like the previous two discoveries, this ... «Krebs on Security, Jul 15»
2
15 Reasons Why Horizon: Zero Dawn Will Be A Game Changer For …
Horizon: Zero Dawn was revealed on Sony's media briefing stage to staggering applause. A new IP from Guerilla Games (know for the Killzone series) nearly ... «GamingBolt, Jul 15»
3
UK scraps zero carbon homes plan
Regulations to force all new UK homes to be 'zero carbon' from 2016 have been dropped by the Conserative government. Photograph: Papercut Media. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Morgan: NASCAR crash victim had metal in tongue
Attorney Matt Morgan announced on Tuesday he is representing two victims who were injured in Coke Zero 400 crash, one of whom pulled a piece of metal from ... «WKMG Orlando, Jul 15»
5
Zero Escape Volume 3 Revealed
By Miranda SanchezIn the first half of 2016, Zero Escape Volume 3 will make it's way 3DS and PlayStation Vita for North America. Zero Escape Volume 3 is a ... «IGN, Jul 15»
6
Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is and Receive the Best …
“Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn't make sense. «Daily Beast, Jun 15»
7
What is Guerrilla Games' Horizon: Zero Dawn?
Horizon: Zero Dawn debuted at Sony's E3 2015 conference today and left us both ... According to information sent after the show, Horizon: Zero Dawn is an open ... «VG247, Jun 15»
8
'Resident Evil Zero' HD Remaster Announced
The original Zero was prequel to the first game released back in 2002 on the GameCube. It allowed players to switch between the medic Rebecca Chambers ... «Forbes, May 15»
9
Zero Motorcycles Drops North American MSRP
Zero Motorcycles, A global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that it is lowering prices by $1,350 across its 2015 model line. Seeing its ... «Cycleworld, May 15»
10
WATCH: How the CIA Helped Make "Zero Dark Thirty"
When Zero Dark Thirty premiered in 2012, the Hollywood film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden became a blockbuster hit. Behind the scenes, the CIA secretly ... «FRONTLINE, May 15»

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