atomicboom 6 posts
Location: UK

define ...... 'nothing'

Pele'sWhippingBoy 442 posts
Location: Rochester, NY, USA


1. No thing; not anything: The box contained nothing. I've heard nothing about it.
2. No part; no portion: Nothing remains of the old house but the cellar hole.
3. One of no consequence, significance, or interest: The new nonsmoking policy is nothing to me.

1. Something that has no existence.
2. Something that has no quantitative value; zero: a score of two to nothing.
3. One that has no substance or importance; a nonentity: A nothing is a dreadful thing to hold onto (Edna O'Brien).


Insignificant or worthless: the utterly nothing role of a wealthy suitor (Bosley Crowther).


In no way or degree; not at all: She looks nothing like her sister.

for nothing

1. Free of charge.
2. To no avail: all that trouble for nothing.
3. For no reason: fired him for nothing.

in nothing flat
In very little time; very quickly.

nothing doing Informal
Certainly not.

Usage Note: According to the traditional rule, nothing is invariably treated as a singular, even when followed by an exception phrase containing a plural noun: Nothing except your fears stands (not stand) in your way. Nothing but roses meets (not meet) the eye. See Usage Note at none.

FYI: I am not Pele. If you wish to reply to me and use a short version of my name, use: PWB.

English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England. - Homer Jay Simpson

GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


All that remains,
When love has gone.

Dr.NoodleHeadBRONZE Member
170 posts
Location: The Giant Mushroom, United Kingdom

Glass, you're a poet

"Well didst thou speak, Athena's wisest son!
All that we know is, nothing can be known"

....that's according to Byron, who's another poet geezer.

Fish are just like trees except they move and they're invisible

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Ah Noodles, a true romantic at heart...

"Everything is everything. But somethings aren'y everything - and those things are what I call; Nothing" - Lenny Henry

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

dromepixie 1,463 posts
Location: Florida

Originally posted by Dr.NoodleHead:
....that's according to Byron, who's another poet geezer.
We are all poet geezers!

True are words spoken from sources unknown.

Love and huggles


Kyrian 4,308 posts
Location: York, England

beautiful glass! and very literal, pwb

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

atomicboom 6 posts
Location: UK

LIfEs a bItCh anD TheN yOu DIe TAtS wHy We geT HiGH COz u NevA nO When Ur GonA GO!

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