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NAUGHT, n. Nothing.

Doth Job serve God for naught? Job 1.

Thou sellest thy people for naught. Psalm 44.

To set at naught, to slight, to disregard or despise.

Ye have set at naught all my counsel. Proverbs 1.

NAUGHT, adv. In no degree

To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied.

NAUGHT, a. Bad; worthless; of no value or account.

Things naught and things indifferent.

It is naught, it is naught, says the buyer. Proverbs 20.



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NAUGHT, n. Nothing.

Doth Job serve God for naught? Job 1.

Thou sellest thy people for naught. Psalm 44.

To set at naught, to slight, to disregard or despise.

Ye have set at naught all my counsel. Proverbs 1.

NAUGHT, adv. In no degree

To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied.

NAUGHT, a. Bad; worthless; of no value or account.

Things naught and things indifferent.

It is naught, it is naught, says the buyer. Proverbs 20.

NAUGHT, a. [naut.]

Bad; worthless; of no value or account. Things naught and things indifferent. Hooker. It is naught, it is naught, says the buyer. Prov. xx.


NAUGHT, adv. [naut.]

In no degree. To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied. Fairfax.


NAUGHT, n. [naut; Sax. naht, nauht, compounded of ne and aught or wiht, a creature, wight; Goth. niwaiht. Waiht coincides with wight, L. quid, quod. See Aught. This word should not be written nought.]

Nothing. Doth Job serve God for naught? Job i. Thou sellest thy people for naught. Ps. xliv. To set at naught, to slight, disregard or despise. Ye have set at naught all my counsel. Prov. i.


Naught
  1. Nothing.

    [Written also nought.]

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

  2. In no degree; not at all.

    Chaucer.

    To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied. Fairfax.

  3. 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.
    Shak.

    Things naught and things indifferent. Hooker.

  4. 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.

  5. Hence, vile; base; naughty.

    [Obs.]

    No man can be stark naught at once. Fuller.

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Naught

NAUGHT, noun Nothing.

Doth Job serve God for naught? Job 1:9.

Thou sellest thy people for naught Psalms 44:12.

To set at naught to slight, to disregard or despise.

Ye have set at naught all my counsel. Proverbs 1:25.

NAUGHT, adverb In no degree

To wealth or sovereign power he naught applied.

NAUGHT, adjective Bad; worthless; of no value or account.

Things naught and things indifferent.

It is naught it is naught says the buyer. Proverbs 20:14.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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NO'TARY, n. [L. known.]

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