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no1

[noh] /noʊ/
adverb
1.
(a negative used to express dissent, denial, or refusal, as in response to a question or request)
2.
(used to emphasize or introduce a negative statement):
Not a single person came to the party, no, not a one.
3.
not in any degree or manner; not at all (used with a comparative):
He is no better.
4.
not a (used before an adjective to convey the opposite of the adjective's meaning):
His recovery was no small miracle.
adjective
5.
not a (used before a noun to convey the opposite of the noun's meaning):
She's no beginner on the ski slopes.
noun, plural noes, nos.
6.
an utterance of the word “no.”.
7.
a denial or refusal:
He responded with a definite no.
8.
a negative vote or voter:
The noes have it.
verb (used with object)
9.
to reject, refuse approval, or express disapproval of.
verb (used without object)
10.
to express disapproval.
Idioms
11.
no can do, Informal. it can't be done.
Origin of no1
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English nā, equivalent to ne not + ā ever (see ay1)
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  • I have said 'No' to Carrol a dozen times, and he won't stay 'noed.'

    Winter Evening Tales

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for noed

No1

/nəʊ/
noun (pl) No, Noh
1.
the stylized classic drama of Japan, developed in the 15th century or earlier, using music, dancing, chanting, elaborate costumes, and themes from religious stories or myths
Word Origin
from Japanese talent, from Chinese neng

No2

/nəʊ/
noun
1.
Lake No, a lake in South Sudan, where the Bahr el Jebel (White Nile) is joined by the Bahr el Ghazal. Area: about 103 sq km (40 sq miles)

No3

Chemical symbol
1.
nobelium

no1

/nəʊ/
sentence substitute
1.
used to express denial, disagreement, refusal, disapproval, disbelief, or acknowledgment of negative statements
2.
used with question intonation to query a previous negative statement, as in disbelief: Alfred isn't dead yet. No?
noun (pl) noes, nos
3.
an answer or vote of no
4.
(often pl) a person who votes in the negative
5.
the noes have it, there is a majority of votes in the negative
6.
not take no for an answer, to continue in a course of action despite refusals
Compare yes, aye2
Word Origin
Old English nā, from ne not, no + ā ever; see ay1

no2

/nəʊ/
determiner
1.
not any, not a, or not one: there's no money left, no card in the file
2.
not by a long way; not at all: she's no youngster
3.
(followed by comparative adjectives and adverbs) not: no fewer than forty men, no more quickly than before
4.
no go, See go1 (sense 74)
Word Origin
Old English nā, changed from nānnone1

no3

abbreviation
1.
Norway
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Word Origin and History for noed

no

"negative reply," early 13c., from Old English na (adv.) "no, never, not at all," from ne "not, no" + a "ever." First element from Proto-Germanic *ne (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian, Old High German ne, Gothic ni "not"), from PIE root *ne "no, not" (see un-). Second element from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see aye (2)).

As an adjective meaning "not any" (c.1200) it is reduced from Old English nan (see none), the final -n omitted first before consonants and then altogether. As a noun from c.1300. Phrase no can do "it is not possible" is attested from 1827, a locution of English-speaking Chinese noted 19c. in China, Australia and West Coast of U.S.

We repeated our advice again and again, but got no answer but a loud horse-laugh, and their national maxim of No can do: Europe fashion no do in China. ["Reminiscences of a Voyage to and from China," in "Paxton's Horticultural Register," London, 1836]
Construction no X, no Y attested from 1530s (in no peny no pardon). No problem as an interjection of assurance first attested 1963. No way as an expression meaning "it can't be done" is attested by 1968.

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noed in Medicine

No 2

The symbol for the element nobelium.

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noed in Science
No  
The symbol for nobelium.
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Idioms and Phrases with noed
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