- variant of auto-1 before a vowel: autacoid.
aut Caesar, aut nihil [out kahy-sahr out ni-hil; English awt see-zer awt nahy-hil] Latin.
- either a Caesar or nothing; all or nothing.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for aut Historical Examples of aut
To them of course it is “Aut Cæsar aut nullus,” but not to me.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
But I have no ambition; at least, if any, it would be ‘aut Cæsar aut nihil.’
His Weimar teacher believed in the motto: Aut Lizst, aut nihil!
The motto aut Caesar aut nullus is principally nonsense, we take it.
An error in verbis Purshii, ut loco “floribus” legendum sit “involucris” aut “fasciculis?”
Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834, Part III (the Text Being Chapters XXVIII-XXXIII of the London Edition, 1843, and the Appendix a Combination of the Appendices of the London and German [Coblentz, 1839] Editions)
Maximilian, Prinz von Wied
British Dictionary definitions for aut AUT abbreviation for
- Association of University Teachers
aut- combining form
- a variant of auto-
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012