Found 3 items, similar to cipher.
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n 1: a message written in a secret code [syn: cypher
2: a mathematical element that when added to another number
yields the same number [syn: zero
3: a quantity of no importance; “it looked like nothing I had
ever seen before”
; “reduced to nil all the work we had
; “we racked up a pathetic goose egg”
; “it was all
; “I didn't hear zilch about it”
, goose egg
4: a person of no influence [syn: cypher
5: a secret method of writing [syn: cypher
, secret code
v 1: convert ordinary language into code; “We should encode the
message for security reasons”
, write in code
2: make a mathematical calculation or computation [syn: calculate
, work out
English → English
, n. [OF. cifre zero, F. Chiffre figure (cf.
Sp.cifra, LL. cifra), fr. Ar. [,c]ifrun, [,c]afrun, empty,
cipher, zero, fr. [,c]afira to be empty. Cf. Zero
1. (Arith.) A character  which, standing by itself,
expresses nothing, but when placed at the right hand of a
whole number, increases its value tenfold.
2. One who, or that which, has no weight or influence.
Here he was a mere cipher. --W. Irving.
3. A character in general, as a figure or letter. [Obs.]
This wisdom began to be written in ciphers and
characters and letters bearing the forms of
creatures. --Sir W.
4. A combination or interweaving of letters, as the initials
of a name; a device; a monogram; as, a painter's cipher,
an engraver's cipher, etc. The cut represents the initials
5. A private alphabet, system of characters, or other mode of
writing, contrived for the safe transmission of secrets;
also, a writing in such characters.
His father . . . engaged him when he was very young
to write all his letters to England in cipher. --Bp.
, a key to assist in reading writings in cipher.
Of the nature of a cipher; of no weight or influence.
“Twelve cipher bishops.”
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ciphered
; p. pr. & vb.
To use figures in a mathematical process; to do sums in
``T was certain he could write and cipher too.
, v. t.
1. To write in occult characters.
His notes he ciphered with Greek characters.
2. To get by ciphering; as, to cipher out the answer.
3. To decipher. [Obs.] --Shak.
4. To designate by characters. [Obs.] --Shak.