(noun, verb)


1. a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number

Similar word(s): cipher, nought, zero

Definition categories: quantity, digit, figure

2. a quantity of no importance

Similar word(s): aught, cipher, nada, naught, nil, nix, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zip, zippo

Definition categories: quantity

3. a person of no influence

Similar word(s): cipher, nobody, nonentity

Definition categories: person, commoner

4. a secret method of writing

Similar word(s): cipher, cryptograph

Definition categories: communication, code

5. a message written in a secret code

Similar word(s): cipher

Definition categories: communication, message


1. convert ordinary language into code

Similar word(s): cipher, code, encipher, encrypt, inscribe

Definition categories: communication, encode

2. make a mathematical calculation or computation

Similar word(s): reckon, calculate, cipher, compute, figure, reckon

Definition categories: cognition, reason