- to own; possess.
- to owe (someone or something); be obligated to.
- possessed of.
- ownership; possession.
- property; a possession.
Origin of aught3
Origin of aught4
Examples from the Web for aughter
Historical Examples of aughter
Yu'd aughter be ashamed tu send a man egs that wa, anny how.The History of The Hen Fever
George P. Burnham
I begged, because she aughter know that is a sore point with me and not intention, and she had me on the raw.Believe You Me!
Nina Wilcox Putnam
W'en I wuz erbout fifty years ole, de notion got inter my head dat I aughter preach.Up Terrapin River
Opie P. Read
ought used with a negative or in conditional or interrogative sentences or clauses
- anything at all; anything whatever (esp in the phrase for aught I know)
- dialect in any least part; to any degree
Word Origin for aught
- a less common word for nought
"something," Old English awiht "aught, anything, something," literally "e'er a whit," from Proto-Germanic *aiwi "ever" (from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity;" see eon) + *wihti "thing, anything whatever" (see wight). In Shakespeare, Milton and Pope, aught and ought occur indiscriminately.