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Nil Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    nil n : a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it" [syn: nothing, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip]
Nil Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Nil \Nil\ [See Nill, v. t.] Will not. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Nil Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Nil \Nil\, n. & a. [L., a contr. of nihil.] Nothing; of no account; worthless; -- a term often used for canceling, in accounts or bookkeeping. --A. J. Ellis.

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  • Nil: Nil is a word commonly used to mean nothing or zero ; it is one of several names for the number 0 . It may also refer to: Computer ...
  • Nil (Japanese band): Nil (typeset as nil) is a Japan ese rock band that was formed in 1998 by Tetsu Takano (ex- Malice Mizer , ex-Mega8Ball, ex- Zigzo , The ...
  • Nil (album): Nil (Nameless Liberty Underground) (commonly known simply as Nil) is the second studio album released by Japan ese rock band The Gazette ...
  • NIL (programming language): NIL was a 32-bit implementation of Lisp developed at MIT and intended to be the successor to Maclisp NIL stood for "New Implementation ...
  • Nil (cigarette): Nil is a brand of cigarette which is sold in Austria , Czech Republic and Germany produced by the Gallaher Group , a subsidiary of ...
  • Nil River: The Nil River is a tributary of the Nemţişor River in Romania . References : Administraţia Naţională Apelor Române - Cadastrul Apelor - ...

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'Nil' example sentence in quotations


* Homo sum humani nil a me alienum puto.(I am a man I hold that nothing human is alien to me.) - Terence


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  • Nil-ism In America: When You Stare At The Pitch, The Pitch Stares Back
    Amid this year's World Cup, American sportscasters have been turning frequently to the term "nil" when talking about scores, using it instead of zero. Nil, though, is a British term — not a soccer term. Katherine Connor Martin, head of U.S. dictionaries for the Oxford University Press, tells Robert Siegel why the word might be gaining currency. Read more on this news related to 'Nil'
  • Nil by mouth but points to SBW
    IT was nil by mouth but the points went to Roosters as Sonny Bill Williams put in a superb performance while observing Ramadan. Read more on this news related to 'Nil'
  • 101-nil: 'I don't like mismatches'
    Newington College were thrashed by rival Scots. Now a Wallabies legend has weighed in. Read more on this news related to 'Nil'

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