Naught (?), n. [OE. naught,
nought, naht, nawiht, AS. n?wiht,
n?uht, n?ht; ne not + ? ever + wiht
thing, whit; hence, not ever a whit. See No,
adv. Whit, and cf. Aught,
Not.] 1. Nothing. [Written also
Doth Job fear God for naught?
Job i. 9.
2. The arithmetical character 0; a cipher.
To set at naught, to treat as of no account;
to disregard; to despise; to defy; to treat with ignominy. "Ye
have set at naught all my counsel." Prov. i. 25.
Naught, adv. In no degree; not at
To wealth or sovereign power he naught
Naught, a. 1. Of
no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.
It is naught, it is naught, saith the
buyer. Prov. xx. 14.
Go, get you to your house; begone, away! Shak.
All will be naught else.
Things naught and things
2. Hence, vile; base; naughty.
No man can be stark naught at