There are 2 main definitions of aught in English:

Share this entry

aught 1

Syllabification: aught
(also ought) archaic

pronoun

Anything at all: know you aught of this fellow, young sir?
More example sentences
  • In his report of the battle, Cromwell wrote, ‘it is, for aught I know, a crowning mercy’.
  • When asked who was to blame for all the possessed girls she responded, ‘The devil for aught I know.’
  • Hang yourself for aught you're worth, You were a scoundrel from your birth, And if you cannot buy a rope, Some fool will trust you one, I hope.

Origin

Old English āwiht (see aye2, wight).

Words that rhyme with aught

abort, apport, assort, athwart, besought, bethought, bort, bought, brought, caught, cavort, comport, consort, contort, Cort, court, distraught, escort, exhort, export, extort, fort, fought, fraught, import, methought, misreport, mort, naught, nought, Oort, ought, outfought, port, Porte, purport, quart, rort, short, snort, sort, sought, sport, support, swart, taught, taut, thought, thwart, tort, transport, wart, wrought

Definition of aught in:

Share this entry

 

There are 2 main definitions of aught in English:

Share this entry

aught 2 Syllabification: aught

noun

The digit 0; zero.

Definition of aught in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words