Nil in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is nil a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word nil is a Scrabble US word. The word nil is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

N1I1L1

Is nil a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word nil is a Scrabble UK word and has 3 points:

N1I1L1

Is nil a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word nil is a Words With Friends word. The word nil is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

N2I1L2

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Valid words made from Nil

You can make 4 words from 'nil' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'nil'

LIN 3NIL 3

2 letters words from 'nil'

IN 2LI 2

All 3 letters words made out of nil

nil inl nli lni iln lin

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word nil. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in nil.

Definitions and meaning of nil

nil

Etymology

From Latin nīl, a contraction of nihil, nihilum (nothing). See nihilism.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɪl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪl

Noun

nil (usually uncountable, plural nils)

  1. Nothing; zero.
    • 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.19:
      As to Aristotle's influence on him, we are left free to conjecture whatever seems to us most plausible. For my part, I should suppose it nil.

Translations

Determiner

nil

  1. No, not any.
    • 1982, Gavin Lyall, Conduct of Major Maxim, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd:
      But after two or three hours and nil results, you have to accept that the trail is cold and you can't justify that level of manpower.

Related terms

  • nihilism

See also

  • null
  • nil desperandum

Anagrams

  • -lin, Lin, Lin., lin, lin.

Golin

Alternative forms

  • nl,

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [nɨ̆ĺ], [nĺ], [˩˧nɨ̆l]

Noun

nil

  1. liquid; water
Derived terms

References

  • Gordon Bunn, Golin Grammar (1974)

Interlingua

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nil/

Pronoun

nil (indefinite)

  1. nothing

Latin

Etymology

Clipping of nihil, in turn from nihilum, from ne- (not) + hilum (a hilum; a trifle, a bagatelle), or unknown origin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /niːl/, [niːɫ̪]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /nil/

Noun

nīl n (indeclinable)

  1. (chiefly poetic) nothing
    Bene scripsisti de me, Thoma. Quam ergo mercedem accipies? Nil nisi te.
    You have written well of me, Thomas. What reward therefore will you receive? Nothing unless it is you.

References

  • nil in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nil in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Tok Pisin

Etymology

English needle.

Noun

nil

  1. needle
  2. thorn

Source: wiktionary.org
  • nothing.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)