zero

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈzɪərəʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈzɪroʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(zērō)


Inflections of 'zero' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": zeroes
Inflections of 'zero' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
zeros
v 3rd person singular
zeroes
v 3rd person singular
zeroing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
zeroed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
zeroed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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zero

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. [scored, got, received] zero points
  2. got a zero score for [conduct, accuracy, the first round]
  3. [given, assigned] a zero [value, attribute, rating]
  4. it is (below) zero degrees outside!
  5. has zero chances of [finishing, winning, getting, being]
  6. there is zero possibility [of, that]
  7. received (absolutely) zero [interest, applause, comments, reviews]
  8. zero tolerance [policy, use, enforcement]
  9. a policy of zero tolerance [toward, to]
  10. zero impact exercise (equipment)
  11. zero visibility [at sea, on the runway, on the highway]
  12. got zero [presents, support, wishes, gifts] (from)
v
  1. zero in on the [target, enemy, building]
  2. zeroed in on my [studies, homework, performance]
  3. zeroed in on the [target, destination]
  4. zeroed in on the [truth, murderer, cause]
  5. zero a [gun, rifle, cannon]
  6. the [gun] was zeroed
  7. zero [a counter, an instrument, a timer]
  8. the [counter] was zeroed (out)
  9. was zeroed on [impact, transmission, instructions]
  10. was zeroed at [the beginning, startup, shutdown]
  11. zero out the [account, hard drive, cash register]
n
  1. looks like we're back to ground zero
  2. at absolute zero
  3. is [five] degrees below zero
  4. the team [won, lost] five to zero
  5. the number has a lot of zeroes
  6. goes from zero to sixty in [five] seconds
  7. gained zero for her [hard work, efforts]
  8. I rate their chances [as, at] zero
  9. scored a zero on the [attempt, test]
  10. went from hero to zero
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