2. Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness.
3. A thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle. Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought. (Is. Xli. 24) 'T is nothing, says the fool; but, says the friend, This nothing, sir, will bring you to your end. (Dryden)
4. (Science: mathematics) A cipher; naught. Nothing but, only; no more than. To make nothing of. To make no difficulty of; to consider as trifling or important. We are industrious to preserve our bodies from slavery, but we make nothing of suffering our souls to be slaves to our lusts. . Not to understand; as, I could make nothing of what he said.
Origin: From no, a. _ thing.