Origin of aught1
Origin of aught2
verb (used with object) Scot.
- ownership; possession.
- property; a possession.
Origin of aught3
Examples from the Web for aughts
Contemporary Examples of aughts
But during the aughts, the stunning actress had to fight back against being typecast.Jessica Alba on 'Sin City,' Typecasting, and How Homophobia Pushed Her Away From the Church
August 18, 2014
Early in the aughts, Wall Street whistled, and neither Clinton nor de Blasio barked.When Dems Loved Wall Street
January 6, 2014
Apple's products, though, are severely closed, yet it managed to rise to the top in the aughts.Steve Jobs, Philosopher-King CEO
February 19, 2013
In the aughts, GDP fell by 5.1 percent, nearly twice as much.Burning Down the House: A Little History
June 7, 2012
I told you all a million times: In the aughts, things happened, and I had to create my own reality.America’s Dysfunctional Family Dynamic
July 26, 2011
Historical Examples of aughts
"Ay, and aughts," replied Sancho, and in replying he let the stream wash his fingers.The Story of Don Quixote
Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
ought used with a negative or in conditional or interrogative sentences or clauses
Word Origin for aught
"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.