- free of charge.
- for no apparent reason or motive.
- futilely; to no avail: They had gone to a great deal of expense for nothing.
- to treat lightly; regard as easy.
- to be unsuccessful in comprehending: He could make nothing of the complicated directions.
- Informal. emphatically no; certainly not.
- no activity, inducement, advantage, etc., present to the eye: We drove through the town but there seemed to be nothing doing.
- to treat casually.
- to regard as insignificant: He thinks nothing of lying to conceal his incompetence.
Examples from the Web for nothing
In the meantime, he should just accept that the holdup has nothing to do with his politics.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The decision not to run the cartoons is motivated by nothing more than fear: either fear of offending or fear of retaliation.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It has nothing to do with the regulatory job he is nominated for.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“There is a heavy security presence but nothing has changed,” agrees Father Javier.
Nothing made Groucho funnier than having this Margaret Dumont around not understanding the jokes.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still, this is nothing more than what its geographical position leads us to expect.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man|Robert Gordon Latham
He swung to face the locked door, knowing there could be nothing behind it.Cry from a Far Planet|Tom Godwin
“Nothing at all, chère petite madame”—question and answer came many times a day.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Forster quotes Chorleys remark that Nothing could be compared with the intimacy of their mutual musical sympathy.The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
The mink, nothing daunted, crouched again, in readiness for whatever that something might be.Red Fox|Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for nothing
- not to concern or be significant to (someone)
- to be not nearly as good as
- to have no engagements to keep
- to be undressed or naked
- informal to compare unfavourably with
- to regard as routine, easy, or natural
- to have no compunction or hesitation about
- to have a very low opinion of
Word Origin for nothing
Idioms and Phrases with nothing
In addition to the idioms beginning with nothing
- nothing but
- nothing doing
- nothing if not
- nothing like
- nothing new under the sun
- nothing of the kind
- nothing short of
- nothing to do with
- nothing to it, there's
- nothing to sneeze at
- nothing to speak of
- nothing to write home about
- nothing ventured, nothing gained
- come to nothing
- count for (nothing)
- go for nothing
- have nothing on
- have nothing to do with
- here goes (nothing)
- in no time (nothing flat)
- leave a lot (nothing) to be desired
- make nothing of
- make something of (nothing)
- much ado about nothing
- not know beans (from nothing)
- not to mention (say nothing of)
- stop at nothing
- sweet nothings
- think nothing of
- want for nothing