Results for: nothing
nothing /n/ n. 1 [U] not anything: There is nothing to eat in the refrigerator.||She said nothing to me about the problem. 2 [U] the absence of substance (quality, interest, value, etc.): There is nothing in the newspaper (on TV, the radio, etc.) today. 3 [U] s.t. unimportant, insignificant: The item costs nothing, only a few cents. 4 a big nothing: a. an event of expected importance that turns out to be of little significance: The town meeting was a big nothing. b. a person who acts more important than he or she really is: Although he talks as if he owns the company, hes just a big nothing. 5 for nothing: a. without payment: He works weekends at the community center for nothing. b. without achieving anything: Our trip had to be cancelled; we spent all that time planning it for nothing. c. for no money, for a very low price: She bought the house for nothing, because the owner needed to sell it quickly. 6 nothing but: only, (syn.) solely: The company makes nothing but mattresses.||That child is nothing but trouble. 7 nothing doing: a. the absence of any interesting activity: There is nothing doing in town tonight. b. infrml. absolutely not!: Will you loan me $100? Nothing doing! 8 nothing less than or nothing short of: a minimum requirement: Nothing short of bribery will get him to go to the concert tonight; he hates classical music. 9 to have nothing to do with s.o. or s.t.: to avoid completely: She will have nothing to do with her former husband. 10 to make nothing of s.t.: to minimize the importance of s.t., (syn.) to downplay: He spilled tomato sauce on her dress, but she kindly made nothing of it.
Thesaurus: nothing 1 nothing at all | zero, zilch infrml., zip infrml.