# Definition of cipher

## "cipher" in the noun sense

### 1. cipher, cypher

a message written in a secret code

### 2. zero, 0, nought, cipher, cypher

a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number

### 3. nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo

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"

### 4. cipher, cypher, nobody, nonentity

a person of no influence

### 5. cipher, cypher, cryptograph, secret code

a secret method of writing

## "cipher" in the verb sense

### 1. code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code

convert ordinary language into code

"We should encode the message for security reasons"

### 2. calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure

make a mathematical calculation or computation

Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)

WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.

# Quotations for cipher

Laughter is the cipher-key wherewith we decipher the whole man. [ Carlyle ]

A hydra advances which will soon devour all the men of sentiment: this hydra is the cipher. [ O. Firmez ]

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