January 9, 2015

N is for....

Nothing, Nada, Nein... 
Today, I came to my blog with the letter N in mind & in all honesty nothing came to mind to share. 
So in hopes of something coming from nothing, I headed over to the dictionary for my weekly definition... here's what dictionary.com had to offer in the way of a meaning.

As usual, the first definition would probably stretch my English teacher's definition of acceptable as it isn't using the actual word as the definition, it just got a bit creative... wouldn't be a King'sMountain definition without an "improper" one popping up now would it? I digress... here you go.

NOTHING means:
1. no thing; not anything; naught:
  • to say nothing.

2. no part, share, or trace (usually followed by of):
  • The house showed nothing of its former magnificence.
3.something that is nonexistent.

4.nonexistence; nothingness :
  • The sound faded to nothing.
5. something or someone of no importance or significance:
  • Money is nothing when you're without health.
6. a trivial action, matter, circumstance, thing, or remark:
  • to exchange a few nothings when being introduced.
7. a person of little or no importance; a nobody.

8. something that is without quantity or magnitude.

9. a cipher or naught:
  • Nothing from nine leaves nine.
10. (used in conventional responses to expressions of thanks):
  • Think nothing of it. It's nothing. Nothing to it.
11. in no respect or degree; not at all:
  • It was nothing like that. Nothing dismayed, he repeated his question.
12. amounting to nothing, as in offering no prospects for satisfaction, advancement, or the like:
  • She was stuck in a nothing job.
13. for nothing, free of charge. for no apparent reason or motive. futilely; to no avail:
  • They had gone to a great deal of expense for nothing.
14. in nothing flat, in very little time:
  • Dinner was finished in nothing flat.
15. make nothing of, to treat lightly; regard as easy. to be unsuccessful in comprehending:
  • He could make nothing of the complicated directions.
16. nothing but, nothing other than; only:
  • We could see nothing but fog.
17. nothing doing, 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.
18. nothing less than /short of, absolutely; completely:
  • She was used to nothing less than the best.
19. think nothing of, to treat casually. to regard as insignificant:
  • He thinks nothing of lying to conceal his incompetence.

    Who knew a word meaning "not anything, naught, no trace, nonexistence," could have so much to say? I hope you enjoyed my post about nothing which actually did turn into a little something after all. Have a fabulous day!

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1 comment:

J'nell Ciesielski said...

Sounds like my brain when it's time to sit down at the computer and start writing.