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 for nought
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nought \Nought\, n. & adv.
     See Naught. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Naught \Naught\ (n[add]t), n. [OE. naught, nought, naht, nawiht,
     AS. n[=a]wiht, n[=a]uht, n[=a]ht; ne not + [=a] ever + wiht
     thing, whit; hence, not ever a whit. See No, adv. Whit,
     and cf. Aught, Not.]
     1. Nothing. [Written also nought.]
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              Doth Job fear God for naught?         --Job i. 9.
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     2. The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a mathematical element that when added to another number
           yields the same number [syn: zero, 0, nought,
           cipher, cypher]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "nought":
     a little thing, aught, cipher, goose egg, hardly anything,
     inessential, insignificancy, marginal matter,
     matter of indifference, mere nothing, minor matter, nada, naught,
     nichts, nihil, nihility, nil, nix, no great matter, no such thing,
     nothing, nothing at all, nothing in particular, nothing on earth,
     nothing to signify, nothing whatever, nullity, paltry affair,
     peu de chose, rien du tout, scarcely anything, technicality,
     thing of naught, zero, zilch

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