See also: nûl and

AfrikaansEdit

Afrikaans cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : nul

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch nul, from Middle Dutch nul, from Middle French nul or Italian nulla, from Latin nullus.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

nul

  1. zero

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nullus (none), attested from 1888.[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nul (feminine nul·la, masculine plural nuls, feminine plural nul·les)

  1. null, insignificant, negligible
    • 2020 August 8, Àlex Bustos, “Tres dones que aspiren a derrocar “l’últim dictador d’Europa” [Three women who aspire to take down "the last dictator in Europe"]”, in Ara[1]:
      Bielorússia ha sigut l’únic país europeu que ha continuat vivint com si no hi hagués pandèmia. L’actuació del govern per combatre la malaltia ha sigut pràcticament nul·la.
      Belarus has been the only European country who has continued living as if there were no pandemic. The government's action to combat the disease has been practically null.
  2. useless, inept
    Synonyms: inútil, inepte
  3. null, void, invalid
  4. null, absent, non-existent
    Synonyms: absent, inexistent

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “nul” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Italian nullo (no, not any; null) or French nul (no, no one), from Middle French nul (nobody; no one), from Old French nul (nobody; no one), both from Latin nūllus (no one, none, not any), from Proto-Italic *ne oinolos, from Proto-Italic *oinos (one), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos, perhaps from *éy (he, she, it) + *-nós (creates verbal adjectives).

The interjection, noun and pronoun are all derived from the numeral itself.

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɔl
  • Hyphenation: nul

NumeralEdit

nul

  1. zero (the cardinal number occurring before one and that denotes no quantity or amount at all, represented in Arabic numerals as 0)
    • 1991, BT:
      Jeg knoklede og knoklede for at sælge biler. Men når året så var omme, kunne jeg kun præstere en fortjeneste på nul kroner
      I worked and worked hard to sell cars. But when the year was over, I could only make a profit of zero kroner
    • 1992, Bo Bedre:
      Ryglænet skubbes fremad, fjedermekanismen udløses, og i løbet af nul komma fem er sofaen forvandlet til seng
      The backrest is pushed forward, the spring mechanism is released, and during a short moment the sofa is turned into a bed
    • 2020, BT:
      Jhvad ved vi om selve virussens 'fødsel'? Og hvem er den såkaldte patient nul, der bar smitten som den første?
      what do we know about the 'birth' of the virus itself? And who is the so-called patient zero who carried the infection as the first?
    • 2017, Zetland:
      En fransk analyse af virussens DNA har via elegante teknikker fundet frem til udbruddets begyndelse, til patient nul
      A French analysis of the virus' DNA has, via elegant techniques, found the beginning of the outbreak, to patient zero
    nul huller og nul graderzero holes and zero degrees
    nul komma femvery short time; a moment
    patient nulpatient zero
  2. zero (the point on a scale at which numbering or measurement originates)
    • 1989, Ib Michael, Kilroy Kilroy:
      I cockpittets glasæg har alle instrumentvisere fundet sig et leje og dirrer omkring et punkt; kun brændstofmåleren falder langsomt tilbage mod nul
      In the glass egg of the cockpit, all instrument indicators have found a bearing and vibrate around a point; only the fuel gauge slowly drops back to zero
    • 1998, Berlingske Tidende:
      den økonomiske status for Danmark er ene og alene betalingsbalancen, og den er i nul
      the economic status of Denmark is solely the balance of payments, and it is at zero
    at være, gå eller stå på nulto be, go to or stay at zero
    Synonym: nulpunkt

Derived termsEdit

InterjectionEdit

nul

  1. (colloquial) no way (absolutely not; under no circumstances)
    • 1991, Weekendavisen:
      hun må da have en vilje og en karakter af jern. Flere gange har jeg tænkt: Nu må hun da bøje af, men nul!
      she must then have a will and a character of iron. Several times I have thought: Now she must bend down, but no way!
    • 1985, Klaus Lynggaard, Martin & Victoria:
      Jeg kunne selvfølgelig være gået på biblioteket igen, men hvis hun nu troede, at jeg fulgte efter hende? Ah-ah, nul putte, det indtryk skulle hun heller ikke få
      I could of course have gone to the library again, but what if she now thought I was following her? Ah-ah, whatever then, she shouldn't get that impression either
    nul Putte/putteused to reject something or someone
    Synonyms: niks, nix, du kan tro nej

NounEdit

nul n (singular definite nullet, plural indefinite nuller)

  1. the numeric symbol that represents the cardinal number zero.
    En million er et ettal med seks nuller efter.
    One million is a one followed by six zeros.
    Ganger vi med 100, sætter vi bare to nuller efter 53 og får så 5300.
    If we multiply by 100, we just set two zeros after 53 and then get 5300.
  2. zero (the number sign 0 as an expression of an assessment or a result)
    • 1991, B.T.:
      Fru Boel Jørgensen leder ikke teatret! Det eneste hun gør, er at prøve at nå et nul i regnskabet inden udgangen af dette år
      Mrs. Boel Jørgensen does not lead the theater! All she does is try to reach a zero in the accounts before the end of this year
    • 2011, Nordjyske.dk:
      Thomas Sørensen holdt nullet i Stoke-sejr. Landsholdsmålmand Thomas Sørensen fik tiltrængt spilletid og holdt buret rent i Stokes 1-0-sejr over Thun
      Thomas Sørensen kept a clean sheet in Stoke's victory. National team goalkeeper Thomas Sørensen got much-needed playing time and kept the cage clean in Stokes' 1-0 victory over Thun
    • 1999, Politiken:
      Næstved holdt nullet i 68 minutter, så blev bolden hamret forbi Finn Jeppesen af Brøndbys 18-årige topscorer: Michael Laudrup
      Næstved held zero for 68 minutes, then the ball was hammered past Finn Jeppesen by Brøndby's 18-year-old top scorer: Michael Laudrup
    • 2000, Politiken:
      Den debuterende målmandsreserve stod en brandkamp og holdt nullet i en for hans vedkommende travl affære
      The debutant goalkeeper reserve stood a great match and kept zero in a busy affair for him
    holde nulletkeep the opponents from scoring during a football match
  3. (figuratively) a nobody, a nonentity
    • 1984, Frank Jensen, Organisationen:
      Han var, rent ud sagt, en lille lort, halvdranker, halvjunkie, småtyv – der altid blev taget. Et nul
      He was, quite frankly, a little shit, half-drunk, half-junkie, petty thief - who was always taken. A nobody
    Synonym: nullert
  4. (in the plural) 2000s (the first decade of the 21st century)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: núll

PronounEdit

nul (uninflected)

  1. (determiner) no, nothing
    • 1991, B.T.:
      sigtbarheden var lig nul, men alligevel fortsatte vi med at lede sammen med de øvrige skibe i området i adskillige timer
      visibility was zero, but still we continued to lead with the other ships in the area for several hours
    • 1998, Sven Bugtrup, Nu får jeg tid til kærlighed:
      [han] er klar til at betale prisen. Ingen kærester, nul spiritus, sund mad og tidligt i seng
      [he] is ready to pay the price. No girlfriends, zero booze, healthy food and early to bed
    • 1986, Femina:
      da jeg vågnede søndag morgen, var der nul og niks tilbage af min energi fra dagen før
      when I woke up Sunday morning, there was absolutely nothing left of my energy from the day before
    • 1991, B.T.:
      Hvad med landsholdet? "I den sammenhæng har jeg altid været nul og niks .."
      What about the national team? "In that context, I have always been worthless .."
    nul og niksabsolutely nothing; meaningless, worthless
    Synonyms: ingen, intet

DutchEdit

Dutch cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : nul
    Ordinal : nulde

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch nul, from Middle French nul, from Old French nul, nulle (modern French nul) or Italian nulla, from Latin nūlla, from Latin nūllus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nʏl/
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  • Hyphenation: nul
  • Rhymes: -ʏl

NumeralEdit

nul

  1. zero, nought

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

nul m (plural nullen, diminutive nulletje n)

  1. (mathematics) A zero, naught, the numerical expression of none, nothing.
  2. (figuratively) A score of zero, the worst possible result.
  3. (figuratively) A good-for-nothing, worth-/use-less person.

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nul (used only predicatively, not comparable)

  1. (archaic) nul, void
  2. worthless

SynonymsEdit


EsperantoEdit

Esperanto numbers (edit)
0 1  → 
    Cardinal: nul
    Ordinal: nula

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from nulo.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

nul

  1. zero
    Akvo glaciiĝas je nul celsiaj gradoj.
    Water freezes at zero degrees Celsius.

Usage notesEdit

Can be used with both singular and plural nouns. (E.g. “zero dollars” can be both “nul dolaro” or “nul dolaroj”.) There is no formal standard for grammatical plurality of numbers between -1 and 1.


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French nul, from Old French nul, from Latin nūllus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nul (feminine singular nulle, masculine plural nuls, feminine plural nulles)

  1. (indefinite, singular only) no, nil
  2. of poor quality, lousy, rubbish
  3. lame

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural forms of nul as a determiner are archaic.

NounEdit

nul m (plural nuls)

  1. (sports) A draw.

PronounEdit

nul ?

  1. (literary) no one, nobody

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nul, from Latin nullus.

PronounEdit

nul

  1. nobody; no one
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 65:
      nul ne le povoit mieulx faire
      nobody could do it better

AdjectiveEdit

nul m (feminine singular nulle, masculine plural nuls, feminine plural nulles)

  1. none (not any)

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin nullus.

PronounEdit

nul (singular, nominative nus or nuls)

  1. nobody; no one

AdjectiveEdit

nul m (oblique and nominative feminine singular nule)

  1. none (not any)

DescendantsEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) nulla
  • (Sutsilvan) nola, nula
  • (Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) nolla

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nullus.

NumeralEdit

nul

  1. (Sursilvan) zero