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Webster 1913 Edition


No

No

(nō)
,
Adj.
[OE.
no
,
non
, the same word as E.
none
; cf. E.
a
,
an
. See
None
.]
Not any; not one; none;
as, yes, we have
no
bananas
; – often used as a quantifier.
Let there be
no
strife . . . between me and thee.
Gen. xiii. 8.
That goodness is
no
name, and happiness
no
dream.
Byron.
☞ In Old England before a vowel the form non or noon was used. “No man.” “Noon apothercary.”
Chaucer.

No

,
adv.
[OE.
no
,
na
, AS.
nā
;
ne
not +
ever. AS.
ne
is akin to OHG.
ni
, Goth.
ni
, Russ.
ne
, Ir., Gael. & W.
ni
, L.
ne
, Gr.
νη
(in comp.), Skr.
na
, and also to E. prefix
un-
. √ 193. See
Aye
, and cf.
Nay
,
Not
,
Nice
,
Nefarious
.]
Nay; not; not at all; not in any respect or degree; – a word expressing negation, denial, or refusal. Before or after another negative, no is emphatic.
We do
no
otherwise than we are willed.
Shakespeare
I am perplx’d and doubtful whether or
no

I dare accept this your congratulation.
Coleridge.
There is none righteous,
no
, not one.
Rom. iii. 10.
No
! Nay, Heaven forbid.
Coleridge.

No

(nō)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Noes
(nōz)
.
1.
A refusal by use of the word no; a denial.
2.
A negative vote; one who votes in the negative;
as, to call for the ayes and
noes
; the
noes
have it.

Webster 1828 Edition


No

NO.

an abbreviation of number.

Definition 2021


No

No

See also: Appendix:Variations of "no"

Translingual

Symbol

No

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for nobelium.

English

Alternative forms

Noun

No (plural No)

  1. A form of classical Japanese musical drama.

Translations

Anagrams

no

no

See also: Appendix:Variations of "no"

English

Determiner

no

  1. Not any.
    no one
    There is no water left.
    No hot dogs were sold yesterday.
    No customer personal data will be retained unless it is rendered anonymous.
  2. Not any possibility or allowance of (doing something).
    No smoking
    There's no stopping her once she gets going.
  3. Not (a); not properly, not really; not fully.
    My mother's no fool.
    Working nine to five every day is no life.
Antonyms
Derived terms
See also
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English no, na, from Old English , (no, not, not ever, never), from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle), equivalent to Old English ne (not) + ā, ō (ever, always). Cognate with Scots na (no), Saterland Frisian noa (no), West Frisian (no), West Frisian nea (never), Dutch nee (no), Low German nee (no), German nie (never), Swedish nej (no), Icelandic nei (no). More at nay.

Adverb

no (not comparable)

  1. (largely obsolete except in Scotland) Not.
    I just want to find out whether she's coming or no.
  2. (used with comparatives) Not any, not at all.

Particle

no

  1. Used to show disagreement or negation.
    No, you are mistaken.
    No, you may not watch television now.
  2. Used to show agreement with a negative question.
    "Don’t you like milk?" "No" (i.e., "No, I don’t like milk.")
  3. (colloquial) As if to say, "No, don’t doubt this!", used to show intense agreement
    No, totally.
    No, yeah, that's exactly right.
    "Wow!" "Yeah, no, it was really awful!"
    No, yeah
Synonyms
  • (used to show disagreement): nay, nope
  • (used to show agreement with a negative question): nah, nay, nope
  • See also Wikisaurus:no
Antonyms
Coordinate terms
  • (expression of negation): wag
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

no (plural noes)

  1. A negating expression; an answer that shows disagreement or disapproval.
  2. A vote not in favor, or opposing a proposition.
    The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and one "no".
Translations
Synonyms
Antonyms

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: would · been · will · #48: no · them · when · if

Anagrams


Asturian

Etymology

From a contraction of the preposition en (in) + neuter singular article lo (the).

Contraction

no n (masculine nel, feminine na, masculine plural nos, feminine plural nes)

  1. in the

Awa (New Guinea)

Noun

no

  1. water

References

  • The Papuan Languages of New Guinea (1986, ISBN 0521286212)

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Provençal no, non, from Latin nōn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈno]

Interjection

no

  1. no (negation; commonly used to respond negatively to a question)

Adverb

no

  1. not, main negation marker
    No tinc diners.
    I do not have money.
    No facis això.
    Do not do this.

Antonyms

Related terms


Czech

Etymology

Short for ano (yes).

Interjection

no

  1. well, why
    No ne!Well, I never!

Adverb

no

  1. certainly, indeed, of course
  2. yeah, yep

Dimasa

Noun

no

  1. home

Esperanto

Noun

no (accusative singular no-on, plural no-oj, accusative plural no-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter N/n.

See also


Ewe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/

Noun

no

  1. breast

Verb

no

  1. To drink.
  2. To suck.

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -o

Interjection

no

  1. well!
    No sepä mukavaa!
    Well, that’s nice.
    No, mikset mennyt juhliin?
    Well, why didn't you go to the party?

Anagrams


French

Abbreviation

no, , (numéro)

  1. Number.

Anagrams


Friulian

Etymology

From Latin nōn.

Adverb

no

  1. no

Antonyms


Galician

Etymology 1

From contraction of preposition en (in) + masculine article o (the)

Contraction

no m (feminine na, masculine plural nos, feminine plural nas)

  1. in the

Etymology 2

From a mutation of o.

Pronoun

no m (accusative)

  1. Mutated form of o. (him)
Usage notes

The n- forms of accusative third-person pronouns are used when the preceding word ends in -u or a diphthong, and is suffixed to the preceding word

Related terms

Hawaiian

Preposition

no

  1. for, belonging to, from

Usage notes

  • Used for possessions that are inherited, out of personal control, and for things that can be got into (houses, clothes, cars), while na is used for acquired possessions.

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/

Etymology

Borrowing from English no, French non, Italian no, Spanish no. Paronym to ne.

Interjection

no

  1. no

Antonyms


Interlingua

Adverb

no

  1. no
    No, ille non travalia hodie.No, he is not working today

Noun

no (plural nos)

  1. no
    Illa time audir un no.She is afraid of hearing no.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin nōn.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes:

Adverb

no

  1. no
  2. not

See also

Antonyms

Related terms


Japanese

Romanization

no

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Ladin

Etymology

From Latin non.

Adverb

no

  1. not
  2. no

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *snāō, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₂- (to flow, to swim). Cognate with Ancient Greek νάω (náō).

Pronunciation

Verb

(present infinitive nāre, perfect active nāvī); first conjugation, no passive

  1. to swim
    Nat lupus inter oves.
    The wolf swims between the sheep.
    Nare contra aquam.
    To swim against the stream.
    Piger ad nandum.
    Slow at swimming.
    Ars nandi.
    The art of swimming.
  2. to float
    Carinae nant freto.
    Ships float in the sea.
  3. (poetic) to sail, flow, fly, etc.
    Per medium classi barbara navit Athon.
    The barbarian youth sailed its fleet through the middle of Athos.
    Undae nantes refulgent.
    The flowing waves glitter.
  4. (of the eyes of drunken persons) to swim
    Nant oculi.
    The eyes swim.
    • Lucr. iii. 479.
      Cum vini vis penetravit,
      Consequitur gravitas membrorum, præpediuntur
      Crura vacillanti, tardescit lingua, madet mens,
      Nant oculi, clamor, sigultis, jurgia gliscunt. --
      When once the force of wine hath inly pierst,
      Limbes-heavinesse is next, legs faine would goe,
      But reeling cannot, tongue drawles, mindes disperst,
      Eyes swime, ciries, hickups, brables grow.

Conjugation

   Conjugation of no (first conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nās nat nāmus nātis nant
imperfect nābam nābās nābat nābāmus nābātis nābant
future nābō nābis nābit nābimus nābitis nābunt
perfect nāvī nāvistī nāvit nāvimus nāvistis nāvērunt, nāvēre
pluperfect nāveram nāverās nāverat nāverāmus nāverātis nāverant
future perfect nāverō nāveris nāverit nāverimus nāveritis nāverint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nem nēs net nēmus nētis nent
imperfect nārem nārēs nāret nārēmus nārētis nārent
perfect nāverim nāverīs nāverit nāverīmus nāverītis nāverint
pluperfect nāvissem nāvissēs nāvisset nāvissēmus nāvissētis nāvissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nāte
future nātō nātō nātōte nantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives nāre nāvisse
participles nāns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
nāre nandī nandō nandum

Derived terms

  • nans, nantis (swimming, floating)
    Nantes scaphae.
    Floating skiffs.
  • nans f, nantis (a swimmer)
    Greges nantium.
    Swimming fowl. (geese, ducks etc.; literally means groups of swimming ones)
  • nare sine cortice (literally; to swim without corks, meaning "to do without a guardian")
  • nare per aestatem liquidam (literally; To swim through cloudless summer meaning "to fly")

References

  • no in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • no in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to free one's mind from the influences of the senses: sevocare mentem a sensibus (De Nat. D. 3. 8. 21)
    • I drink your health: propīno tibi hoc (poculum, salutem)
    • the senate inclines to the opinion, decides for..: senatus sententia inclīnat ad... (De Sen. 6. 16)
    • to draw one's sword (from the scabbard): gladium educere (e vagīna)
    • the line of battle gives way: acies inclīnat or inclīnatur (Liv. 7. 33)
    • (ambiguous) to land, disembark: exire ex, de navi

Latvian

Preposition

no

  1. from
    skaitīt no viens līdz desmit ― to count from one to ten
    viņš ir no Latvijas ― he is from Latvia
  2. out of
    iziet no istabas ― to go out of the room
  3. for
  4. of
    viens no viņa draugiem ― one of his friends
    izgatavots no koka ― made of wood
  5. with
    no sirdswith all one's heart

Lojban

Lojban cardinal numbers
no pa  > 
    Cardinal : no
    Ordinal : nomai
    Adverbial : noroi
    Distributive : nomei
    Quantified : nomoi
    Higher-Order Ordinal : nomo'o

Cmavo

no (rafsi non)

  1. (cardinal) zero
  2. (as determiner) no; none
    no lo gerku pu batci le nanmu
    No dog bit the man.
    no le gerku pu batci le ta nanmu
    None of the dogs bit that man.

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German nāh, from Proto-Germanic *nēhw.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /noː/
    • Rhymes: -oː

Preposition

no (+ dative)

  1. after (in time)
  2. after (in a sequence)
  3. according to
  4. to, towards (a direction)

Derived terms

  • no an no

Adjective

no (masculine noen, neuter not, comparative méi no, superlative am noosten or am nächsten)

  1. nearby, near, nigh
  2. close, closely related

Declension


Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Norse .

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nuː/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

no n (definite singular noet, indefinite plural no, definite plural noa)

  1. moment; point in time

Adverb

no

  1. now

Interjection

no

  1. used when finding something out; when being irritated

Derived terms

References


Novial

Particle

no

  1. no

Antonyms


Old English

Etymology

From ne + ā.

Pronunciation

Adverb

  1. never, in no way, by no means

Old Provençal

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin non.

Adverb

no

  1. no

Antonyms

Descendants

  • Catalan: no
  • Occitan: non

Polish

Etymology

Compare Czech no, Russian ну (nu).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [n̪ɔ]

Interjection

no

  1. (colloquial) yeah, yep
  2. (colloquial) Filled pause.

Particle

no

  1. (colloquial) Emphasis particle used with imperatives.
    • 1841, Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, Szkice obyczajowe i historyczne, page 171
      ... wróciwszy z kluczem na posłanie. — Niech mnie licho porwie, jeśli cię puszczę — musisz zostać z nami. — O! figle! no! no! daj no klucza, rzekł śmiejąc się Alexy, daj no, serce, klucza! daj! Daj pokój zartom, dobranoc wam — No! daj klucza !

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /no/, /nu/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /nu/
  • Homophone: nu
  • Hyphenation: no
  • Rhymes: -u

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese no, clipping of eno, from en (in) + o (the).

Contraction

no m (plural nos, feminine na, feminine plural nas)

  1. Contraction of em o (in the).
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix, Rocco, page 546:
      Está na hora de testarmos os nossos talentos no mundo real, você não acha?
      It's time to test our talents in the real world, don't you think?
Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:no.

Etymology 2

Pronoun

no

  1. Alternative form of o (third-person masculine singular objective pronoun) used as an enclitic following a verb form ending in a nasal vowel or diphthong
    Eles removeram-no do grupo devido a mau comportamento da sua parte.
    They removed him from the group due to bad behavior on his behalf.
    Costumava estar aqui um copo, mas eles partiram-no quando cá estiveram.
    There used to be a glass here, but they broke it when they were here.
Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:no.


Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali.

Numeral

no

  1. nine

Romanian

Interjection

no

  1. well!

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

Conjunction

no

  1. or
  2. nor

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *no, *nu (Russian но (no), ну (nu)), from Proto-Balto-Slavic (Lithuanian nu), from Proto-Indo-European *nu (now) (Latin nun-c, Ancient Greek νῦν (nûn)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/

Conjunction

no (Cyrillic spelling но)

  1. (after a comparative, obsolete, expressively) than (=nȅgo, ȍd)
    bolji no on ― better than him
    → (= modern) bolji nego on/bolji od njega ― better than him
    Izgledaš bolje no ikad. ― You' re looking better than ever.
    Proračunski manjak Grčke u bio je značajno veći no što je vlada proc(ij)enila. ― Greece's budget deficit was significantly bigger than the government had estimated.
  2. (denoting exclusion) but, however
    Pogrešno, no bio si dosta blizu. ― Wrong, but you were pretty close.
    No os(j)ećam samo sreću.But I can' t feel anything but happy.
    Tekst nije savršen, no nije li mogao biti bolji? ― The text is not perfect, but could it have been better?

Etymology 2

From Japanese.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nôː/
Noun

 m (Cyrillic spelling но̑)

  1. (theater) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Etymology 3

From the conjunction no.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/

Particle

no (Cyrillic spelling но)

  1. (in a dialog, when responding to the interlocutor) damn right!, you bet! very much so!

References

  • no” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • no” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • no” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Shabo

Verb

no

  1. go

Siane

Noun

no

  1. water

References

  • The Papuan Languages of New Guinea (1986, ISBN 0521286212)

Spanish

Etymology 1

From Old Spanish non, from Latin nōn (compare Catalan no, French non, Italian no, Portuguese não, Romanian nu).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /no/

Adverb

no

  1. no
  2. not
Derived terms

Noun

no m (plural noes)

  1. no

Etymology 2

Contracted form of Latin numero, ablative singular of numerus (number).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnu.me.ɾo/

Abbreviation

№, No., no. (número)

  1. number

References


Tok Pisin

Etymology

English no

Adverb

no

  1. not
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:5 (translation here):
      ...i no gat diwai na gras samting i kamap long graun yet, long wanem, em i no salim ren i kam daun yet. Na i no gat man bilong wokim gaden.

Derived terms

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Vietnamese

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *ɗɔː

Pronunciation

Adverb

no (, 𩛂)

  1. full (of the stomach)
    Đang no. — I'm full.
    No bụng. — My stomach's full.

Usage notes

  • no only refers to the stomach being full, or by extension, a person having had enough to eat

Derived terms

  • no nê

Walloon

Etymology

From Old French nom, from Latin nōmen (name), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.

Noun

no m

  1. name

West Frisian

Adverb

no

  1. now

Interjection

no

  1. eh, isn't it, true (at end of declarative sentence, forms question to prompt listener's agreement)