English to English adjective 1. Of the nature of a cipher; of no weight or influence. source: webster1913
noun 2. a message written in a secret code source: wordnet30
3. a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number source: wordnet30
4. a quantity of no importance it looked like nothing I had ever seen beforereduced to nil all the work we had donewe racked up a pathetic goose eggit was all for naughtI didn't hear zilch about it source: wordnet30
5. a person of no influence source: wordnet30
6. a secret method of writing source: wordnet30
7. A character [0] which, standing by itself, expresses nothing, but when placed at the right hand of a whole number, increases its value tenfold. source: webster1913
verb 8. convert ordinary language into code We should encode the message for security reasons source: wordnet30
9. make a mathematical calculation or computation source: wordnet30
10. To use figures in a mathematical process; to do sums in arithmetic. source: webster1913
11. To write in occult characters. source: webster1913
