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Location: UK
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 6
Posted:define ...... 'nothing'

Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Member Since: 19th Jun 2001
Total posts: 442

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


The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523

All that remains,
When love has gone.

Location: The Giant Mushroom
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2001
Total posts: 170
Posted: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


Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5687
Posted: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


Location: Florida
Member Since: 20th May 2002
Total posts: 1463
Posted:quote: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


Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:beautiful glass! and very literal, pwb

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Location: UK
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 6
Posted:LIfEs a bItCh anD TheN yOu DIe TAtS wHy We geT HiGH COz u NevA nO When Ur GonA GO!

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