zero
1. [ noun ] a quantity of no importance
Synonyms: nothing naught goose_egg aught nada cipher cypher nix zilch zip nonentity nil
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: relative_quantity thing bugger_all nihil
2. [ noun ] a quantity of no importance
Synonyms: nothing naught goose_egg nada cipher zip nix nil null zilch cypher aught
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: relative_quantity bugger_all nihil
3. [ adjective ] indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration
Synonyms: 0
Examples:

"a zero score"

Related terms: cardinal
4. [ noun ] (mathematics) a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
Synonyms: 0 cypher cipher nought
Related terms: digit calculate
5. [ adjective ] indicating an initial point or origin
Related terms: ordinal
6. [ noun ] (mathematics) the quantity that registers a reading of zero on a scale
Synonyms: zero_point
Related terms: numerical_quantity
7. [ verb ] to adjust to zero value, of an instrument or device
Related terms: adjust aught
8. [ adjective ] of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)
Related terms: null_set
9. [ adjective ] having no measurable or otherwise determinable value
Examples:

"the goal is zero population growth"

Related terms: no
10. [ verb ] (arms) adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
Synonyms: zero_in
Examples:

"He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"

Related terms: adjust
Similar spelling:   Zerr
  Zehr