Dictionary

1no

adverb \ˈnō\

—used to give a negative answer or reply to a question, request, or offer

: in a way that shows a negative response

—used to introduce a statement that corrects an earlier statement

Full Definition of NO

1
a chiefly Scottish :  not
b —used as a function word to express the negative of an alternative choice or possibility <shall we go out to dinner or no>
2
:  in no respect or degree —used in comparisons <you're no better than the rest of us>
3
:  not so —used to express negation, dissent, denial, or refusal <no, I'm not going>
4
—used with a following adjective to imply a meaning expressed by the opposite positive statement <in no uncertain terms>
5
—used as a function word to emphasize a following negative or to introduce a more emphatic, explicit, or comprehensive statement <it's big, no, it's gigantic>
6
—used as an interjection to express surprise, doubt, or incredulity
7
—used in combination with a verb to form a compound adjective <no-bake pie>
8
:  in negation <shook his head no>
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Examples of NO

  1. She shook her head no.
  2. <this cake is no better than the last one we made>

Origin of NO

Middle English, from Old English nā, from ne not + ā always; akin to Old Norse & Old High German ne not, Latin ne-, Greek nē- — more at aye
First Known Use: before 12th century

2no

adjective

: not any

—used to say that someone or something is not the kind of person or thing being described

Full Definition of NO

1
a :  not any <no parking> <no disputing the decision>
b :  hardly any :  very little <finished in no time>
2
:  not a :  quite other than a <he's no expert>
3
—used in combination with a noun to form a compound adjective <a no-nonsense realist>

Examples of NO

  1. She said she had no money.
  2. I wanted no part of the plan.
  3. They showed no concern for my feelings.
  4. people with little or no experience with computers

First Known Use of NO

12th century

3no

noun \ˈnō\

: a negative answer : an answer of no

: a vote of no

: people who are voting no

plural noes or nos \ˈnōz\

Full Definition of NO

1
:  an act or instance of refusing or denying by the use of the word no :  denial <received a firm no in reply>
2
a :  a negative vote or decision
b plural :  persons voting in the negative

Examples of NO

  1. There were 110 ayes and only 16 noes.
  2. The noes raised their hands.

First Known Use of NO

1588

Related to NO

4no

abbreviation

Definition of NO

1
north; northern
2
[Latin numero, abl. of numerus] number

1No

Definition of NO

variant of noh

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2No

symbol

Definition of NO

nobelium

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NO Defined for Kids

1no

adverb \nō\

Definition of NO for Kids

1
:  not at all :  not any <It was no better than I expected it to be.>
2
:  not so —used to express disagreement or refusal <No, I'm not hungry.>
3
—used to express surprise, doubt, or disbelief <No—you don't say!>

2no

adjective

Definition of NO for Kids

1
:  not any <He has no money.>
2
:  hardly any :  very little <I finished in no time.>
3
:  not a <I'm no liar.>

3no

noun
plural noes or nos

Definition of NO for Kids

1
:  an act or instance of refusing or denying by the use of the word no :  denial <I received a firm no in reply.>
2
:  a vote or decision against something <There were 100 ayes and only 12 noes.>
3
noes or nos plural :  persons voting against something <The noes raised their hands.>
Medical Dictionary

no

abbreviation

Medical Definition of NO

number
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