Definition of

Null

  1. (noun, quantity) a quantity of no importance
    reduced to nil all the work we had done
    we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    it was all for naught
    I didn't hear zilch about it
  2. (adj, all) lacking any legal or binding force

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Null

Derivations: nullity

Hyponyms: bugger all, fanny adams, fuck all, nihil, sweet fanny adams

Hypernyms: relative quantity

Origin of the word Null

  1. "void of legal force," 1563, from M.Fr. nul, from L. nullus "not any, none," from ne- "not, no" (see un-) + illus "any," dim. of unus "one." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Null

nail, nail hole, namely, neel, newel, newly, nihil, nil, nile, noel, nominal, nominally, nonallele, nullah, nyala

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