naught Definition

  • 1nothing
  • 2zero
  • 3worthless or useless

Using naught: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "naught" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He achieved naught in his life.

  • Example

    The company's profits were reduced to naught.

  • Example

    All his efforts came to naught.

  • Example

    The plan was doomed to come to naught.

naught Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for naught

Antonyms for naught

Phrases with naught

  • nothing except


    The room was naught but a mess.

  • to treat with contempt or disregard


    His advice was set at naught by the committee.

  • to fail completely


    All his efforts came to naught.

Origins of naught

from Old English 'nāwiht', meaning 'nothing'


Summary: naught in Brief

'Naught' [nɔːt] means nothing, zero, or worthless. It can be used as both a noun and an adjective. Examples include 'He achieved naught in his life,' and 'The plan was doomed to come to naught.' 'Naught but' is a phrase that means 'nothing except.'