The word nil is a valid scrabble word

3 short excerpts of WikWik.org (WikWik is an online database of words defined in the English, French, Spanish, Italian, and other Wiktionnaries.)

  • nil  n. Nothing; zero.
  • nil  det. No, not any.
  • NIL  n. (nanotechnology) Initialism of nanoimprint lithography.

9 valid words from 3 definitions

ANY INITIALISM LITHOGRAPHY NANOTECHNOLOGY NO NOT NOTHING OF ZERO

1 invalid word from 3 definitions

NANOIMPRINT

3 words-in-word RTL (Words found written from right to left, inside the word.)

IN LI LIN

One anagram (New word found by changing the order of the letters.)

LIN

13 cousins (New words found by changing only one letter.)

AIL FIL MIL NIB NID NIE NIM NIP NIS NIT NIX OIL TIL

4 epenthesis (New words found when adding only one letter.)

NAIL NILL NIRL NOIL

15 suffixes (New words found by adding one or more letters at the end of the word.)

NILL NILS NILLS NILGAI NILGAU NILLED NILGAIS NILGAUS NILGHAI NILGHAU NILLING NILGHAIS NILGHAUS NILPOTENT NILPOTENTS

183 times in the middle (New words found by adding letters in front and at the end of the word.)

ANILE ANILS ANILIN MANILA PENILE PENILL PUNILY SENILE TINILY ZANILY ANILINE ANILINS ANILITY BONNILY CANNILY CORNILY FUNNILY HORNILY LOONILY MANILAS MANILLA MANILLE MINILAB MONILIA MOONILY PENNILL PHONILY RAINILY SENILES SHINILY STONILY SUNNILY TAWNILY TINNILY VANILLA ANILINES BRAINILY BRAWNILY CHENILLE JUVENILE MANILLAS MANILLES MENILITE MINILABS MONILIAL MONILIAS SENILELY SENILITY SPOONILY THORNILY + 133 words

One prefix (New word found by adding one or more letters in front of the word.)

ANIL

23 anagrams plus one (New words formed with all the letters from the word plus a letter.)

+A ANIL LAIN NAIL
+B BLIN
+D LIND
+E LIEN LINE
+G LING
+K KILN LINK
+L NILL
+M LIMN
+N LINN
+O LINO LION LOIN NOIL
+R NIRL
+S LINS NILS
+T LINT
+Y INLY LINY

2 anagrams minus one (New words formed with all the letters from the word minus a letter.)

-L IN
-N LI

Scrabble scoring

  • 3 points.

Probability in scrabble (Probability to draw 7 letters at the beginning of the game to build the word.)

  • Joker allowed, 1 in 9.98 chance (10.02%).
  • Joker not allowed, 1 in 21.4 chance (4.68%).

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  • No words-in-word (Word found as is inside the word.)
  • No lipograms (Word found when removing only one letter.)

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