What does aught mean?

aught meaning in General Dictionary

such a thing any component

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  • whatsoever in any level
  • Property ownership
  • a quantity of no importance
  • Alt. of Aucht
  • any such thing; any component.
  • At all; in any degree.

aught meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"something," Old English awiht "aught, anything, one thing," virtually "e'er a whit," from Proto-Germanic *aiwi "ever" (from PIE *aiw- "vital power, life, long life, eternity;" see eon) + *wihti "thing, everything whatever" (see wight). In Shakespeare, Milton and Pope, aught and ought take place indiscriminately.

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  • "nothing, zero," defective split of a naught (see naught; see adder for the split issue).

aught meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Alt. of Aucht

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  • (n.) any such thing; any component.
  • (adv.) After all; in almost any level.

Sentence Examples with the word aught

As a creator of aught but romantic incident, indeed, Cooper's claims to renown must rest on the fine figure of the Leatherstocking, and, in a less degree, on that of his friend and companion, the Big Serpent.

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