Synonyms for zero


1. nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo, relative quantity
usage: 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"
2. zero, 0, nought, cipher, cypher, digit, figure
usage: a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
3. zero, zero point, numerical quantity
usage: the point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured
4. zero, sight setting
usage: the sight setting that will cause a projectile to hit the center of the target with no wind blowing


1. zero, adjust, set, correct
usage: adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
2. zero, zero in, adjust, set, correct
usage: adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); "He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"


1. zero, 0, cardinal (vs. ordinal)
usage: indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration; "a zero score"
2. zero(prenominal), no(prenominal) (vs. all) (vs. some)
usage: having no measurable or otherwise determinable value; "the goal is zero population growth"
3. zero, ordinal (vs. cardinal)
usage: indicating an initial point or origin
4. zero
usage: of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)
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