Word of the Day: Naught

naught naught / nôt   adjective 1. (archaic) meaningless; useless Good impulses are naught, unless they become good actions. Joseph Joubert, 1754 – 1824   2. (archaic) corrupt; bad; ruined; worthless O it is a happy thing to feel ourselves helpless and naught, for then the presence of God is felt to wrap us about so lovingly! William Mountford, 1816 – 1885   adverb 1. (obsolete) not at all He who does not fear death cares naught for threats. Pierre Corneille, 1606 – 1684   noun 1. nothing; not anything The deed is everything, the glory is naught. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, 1749 – 1832   2. zero; the math symbol 0 The subtraction according to the first principle is: Naught minus naught equals naught. From “The Indiana School Journal, Volume 34”, Indiana State Teachers Association, Indiana, Department of Public Instruction, 1889