Definition of 'nil'
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It is hard to score nil in rugby but we managed it comfortably. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then it will be nil by mouth for a while. Times, Sunday Times (2009)By then its chances of survival were nil. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It scored nil on aesthetics, but was back of the net for flavour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They may as well have stuck a "nil by mouth' sign on my head. For Love or Money (2006)He's used to scoring nil points at the moment. The Sun (2013)The Millers are two wins from two so far and could be back to nil points by early October. The Sun (2008)We applaud you for making the news, but we give you nil points for chic, elegance or originality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)TEN points to the French and nil points to the English on this one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'nil'
British English: nil /nɪl/ NOUN
in sport Nil means the same as zero. It is often used in scores of sports games.
They lost two nil to the other team.
- American English: nothing zero
- Arabic: لَا شَيْءَ
- Brazilian Portuguese: nada
- Chinese: 零
- Croatian: nula
- Czech: nula sport
- Danish: nul
- Dutch: nul
- European Spanish: cero nada
- Finnish: nolla
- French: néant
- German: Null
- Greek: μηδέν
- Italian: zero
- Japanese: 零
- Korean: 영
- Norwegian: null
- Polish: nic
- European Portuguese: nada
- Romanian: zeroscor sportiv
- Russian: ноль
- Spanish: cero
- Swedish: noll
- Thai: ศูนย์
- Turkish: sıfır
- Ukrainian: нуль
- Vietnamese: không
British English: nil NOUN
non-existent If you say that something is nil, you mean that it does not exist at all.
Their legal rights are virtually nil.
Definition of nil from the Collins English Dictionary
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