Definition of Zero


  • the sight setting that will cause a projectile to hit the center of the target with no wind blowing
  • the point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured
    - zero point
  • a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    - 0
  • 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"
    - goose egg


  • adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
    "He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"
    - zero in
  • adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value


  • of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)
  • indicating an initial point or origin
  • having no measurable or otherwise determinable value
    "the goal is zero population growth"
  • indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration
    "a zero score"
    - 0
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble zero

10 unscramble word found using the letters zero.

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