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not anything; no single thing:I said nothing there’s nothing you can do they found nothing wrong something of no importance or concern:“What are you laughing at?” “Oh, nothing, sir.” they are nothing to him [as noun]:no longer could we be treated as nothings (in calculations) no amount; zero.
adjective [attributive] informal
having no prospect of progress; of no value:he had a series of nothing jobs
not at all:she cares nothing for others he looks nothing like the others [postpositive] North American informal used to contradict something emphatically:“This is a surprise.” “Surprise nothing.”
1at no cost; without payment:working for nothing 2to no purpose:he died anyway; so it had all been for nothing
1there is no prospect of success or agreement:He wants to marry her. Nothing doing! 2nothing is happening:there’s nothing doing, and I’ve been waiting for weeks