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English Dictionary: nix by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
nix
n
  1. a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
    Synonym(s): nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo
v
  1. command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
    Synonym(s): forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix
    Antonym(s): allow, countenance, let, permit
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nix \Nix\, n.; fem. {Nixe}. [G. Cf. 1st {Nick}.] (Teut. Myth.)
      One of a class of water spirits, commonly described as of a
      mischievous disposition.
  
               The treacherous nixes who entice men to a watery death.
                                                                              --Tylor.
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