Zilch vs Nil - What's the difference?

zilch | nil |


As a proper noun zilch

is .

As an initialism nil is

(nanotechnology) (nanoimprint lithography).

zilch

English

Noun

(-)
  • (informal) nothing.
  • * 1991 , Judith Arnold, One Good Turn? , page 104:
  • "If the homeless wind up with zilch'," James retorted, veiling his indignation behind a malevolent smile, "it's because they deserve ' zilch ."

    Synonyms

    * zero (standard), zip (informal), nada (informal)

    References

    nil

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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 .

    Determiner

    (en determiner)
  • 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.

    See also

    * null * nil desperandum