Definition Of zero
adjust (an instrument) to zero.
zero the counter when the tape has rewound
no quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
figures from zero to nine
set the sights of (a gun) for firing.
At the range, I shoot my Sharps from the bench at 100 yards to zero the rifle and get the base line sight settings.
Example Of zero
a zero rate of interest
Anxious villagers claim drivers diced with death when a flood-hit road turned into an ‘ice rink’ as temperatures fell below zero .
By this time, our expectations have gone so negative, that even a zero seems positive.
Contemporaries in the media gave their own ballpark figures, each adding a zero to the figure I already had.
Don't worry - the chances of Westlife being number one on Sunday now seem to be approximately zero .