Definition for AUGHT

AUGHT, a. [aut; Sax. awiht, aht, or owiht, ohwit, oht, from wiht, wight, a creature, animal, thing, any thing. This wiht seems to be our wight and whit; and I suspect the L. qui, quæ, quod, quid, what, to be the same word varied in orthography. This word should not be written ought.]

  1. Any thing, indefinitely. But go, my son, and see if aught be wanting. – Addison.
  2. Any part, the smallest; a jot or tittle. There failed not aught of any good thing which the Lord had spoken. Josh. xxi.

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