naught naught  /ˈnɔt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a quantity of no importance
  2. (n) complete failure

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Hasan Sas lived up to his reputation as the indisciplined bad boy of Turkish football, and all the great work done by Basturk, Emre and Alpay came to naught.
  2. Disarmed, she had naught to fear from democracies disarmed also.
  3. Meanwhile, worldwide calls for a cease-fire including repeated pleas from Benedict have come to naught.

News

  1. Red Sox bats go silent in loss to Orioles

    BALTIMORE — Ryan Dempster did his part to give the Red Sox bullpen as much rest as possible last night. The one problem with the evening, however, was that the Red Sox lineup also went into rest mode. Credit goes to Baltimore starter Chris Tillman as well, but without any offense, Dempster’s start — 72?3 innings, five hits, two runs allowed — went for naught and the Red Sox fell to the Orioles ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Young has 3 hits in Athletics' loss to Mariners

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Young kept working on his hitting even as his numbers fell. Getting a chance to bat in the leadoff spot seemed like a good time to put it all together. Young homered as part of a three-hit night, but it went for naught. Mike Zunino hit his first career home run, a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning, and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 3-2 win over the ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  3. Nothing but O’s for Sox

    BALTIMORE — Ryan Dempster did his part to give the Red Sox bullpen as much rest as possible last night. The one problem with the evening, however, was that the Red Sox lineup also went into rest mode. Credit goes to Baltimore starter Chris Tillman as well, but without any offense, Dempster’s start — 72?3 innings, five hits, two runs allowed — went for naught and the Red Sox fell to the Orioles ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we've taken, that would bring this whole : I'm not doing this for naught," Palin said.
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: ABC News

  2. "It's all for naught if you lose," cornerback Terence Newman said.
    on Jan 12, 2008 By: Terence Newman Source: SportingNews.com

  3. "You didn't see Canada's best game last night," Burke warned. "You didn't see Sweden's best game last night. Everything gets ratcheted up now. We've got to ratchet it up, too, or all this goes for naught. They don't hand out any medals for...
    on Feb 22, 2010 By: Brian Burke Source: ESPN

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