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no

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adverb \ˈnō\

Definition of no

  1. 1a chiefly Scotland :  notb —used as a function word to express the negative of an alternative choice or possibility shall we go out to dinner or no

  2. 2 :  in no respect or degree —used in comparisons you're no better than the rest of us

  3. 3 :  not so —used to express negation, dissent, denial, or refusal no, I'm not going

  4. 4 —used with a following adjective to imply a meaning expressed by the opposite positive statement in no uncertain terms

  5. 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. 6 —used as an interjection to express surprise, doubt, or incredulity

  7. 7 —used in combination with a verb to form a compound adjective no-bake pie

  8. 8 :  in negation shook his head no

Examples of no in a Sentence

  1. She shook her head no.

  2. this cake is no better than the last one we made

Origin and Etymology of no

Middle English, from Old English , from ne not + ā always; akin to Old Norse & Old High German ne not, Latin ne-, Greek nē- — more at aye


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no

adjective

Definition of no

  1. 1a :  not any no parking no disputing the decisionb :  hardly any :  very little finished in no time

  2. 2 :  not a :  quite other than a he's no expert

  3. 3 —used in combination with a noun to form a compound adjective a no-nonsense realist

Examples of no in a Sentence

  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


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no

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noun \ˈnō\

Definition of no

plural

noes

or

nos

play \ˈnōz\
  1. 1 :  an act or instance of refusing or denying by the use of the word no :  denial received a firm no in reply

  2. 2a :  a negative vote or decisionb noes or nos plural :  persons voting in the negative

Examples of no in a Sentence

  1. There were 110 ayes and only 16 noes.

  2. The noes raised their hands.

First Known Use of no

1598


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no

abbreviation

Definition of no

  1. 1 north; northern

  2. 2 [Latin numero, ablative of numerus] number


1

No

Definition of No

  1. less common spelling of noh

Other Performing Arts Terms


2

No

symbol

Definition of No

  1. nobelium

Other Chemical Engineering Terms


NO Defined for English Language Learners

no

play
adverb

Definition of no for English Language Learners

  • —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

no

adjective

Definition of no for English Language Learners

  • : not any

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

no

play
noun

Definition of no for English Language Learners

  • : a negative answer : an answer of no

  • : a vote of no

  • : people who are voting no


NO Defined for Kids

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no

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adverb \nō\

Definition of no for Students

  1. 1 :  not at all :  not any It was no better than I expected it to be.

  2. 2 :  not so —used to express disagreement or refusal No, I'm not hungry.

  3. 3 —used to express surprise, doubt, or disbelief No—you don't say!


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no

play
adjective

Definition of no for Students

  1. 1 :  not any He has no money.

  2. 2 :  hardly any :  very little I finished in no time.

  3. 3 :  not a I'm no liar.


3

no

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noun

Definition of no for Students

plural

noes

or

nos

  1. 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. 2 :  a vote or decision against something There were 100 ayes and only 12 noes.

  3. 3 noes or nos plural :  persons voting against something The noes raised their hands.


Medical Dictionary

no

abbreviation

Medical Definition of no

  1. number


No

symbol

Medical Definition of No

  1. nobelium



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