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 nought.]

Doth Job fear God for naught?
Job i. 9.

2. The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See 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 all. Chaucer.

To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied.

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!
All will be naught else.

Things naught and things indifferent.

2. Hence, vile; base; naughty. [Obs.]

No man can be stark naught at once.