Meaning of NOUGHT in English

NOUGHT

transcription, транскрипция: [ nɔ:t ]

( noughts)

Note: The spelling 'naught' is also used for meaning 2.

1.

Nought is the number 0. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, use zero )

Sales rose by nought point four per cent last month...

Houses are graded from nought to ten for energy efficiency...

= zero

NUM

2.

If you try to do something but your efforts are not successful, you can say that your efforts come to nought . ( FORMAL )

Numerous attempts to persuade him to write his memoirs came to nought.

PHRASE : V inflects

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