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[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)

No

[noh] /noʊ/
noun
1.
Lake, a lake in the Sudd region of S central Sudan, formed by the floodwaters of the White Nile. About 40 sq. mi. (100 sq. km).

or No, Noh

[noh] /noʊ/
noun
1.
classic drama of Japan, developed chiefly in the 14th century, employing verse, prose, choral song, and dance in highly conventionalized formal and thematic patterns derived from religious sources and folk myths.
Also called Nogaku.
Compare kabuki.
Origin
1870-75; < Japanese, earlier noũ < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese néng ability

nos-

1.
variant of noso- before a vowel.

nos.

or Nos

1.

n.o.s.

1.
not otherwise specified.

inter nos

[in-ter nohs; English in-ter nohs] /ˈɪn tɛr ˈnoʊs; English ˈɪn tər ˈnoʊs/
adverb, adjective, Latin.
1.
between ourselves; among ourselves.
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Examples from the Web for nos
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  • The air “nos Galan,” we may fairly presume, was a favourite at those festivities.

    Y Gododin Aneurin
  • Thirdly, as to the Evangelical; I know you have one of the nos.

    Loss and Gain John Henry Newman
  • I have been honored with the receipt of your letters, nos 14 and 15.

  • nos institutions, notre langue, nos lois, is the motto of the habitants.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
  • It is thus interpreted by the same author:—nos, lares, juvate.

    The Roman Poets of the Republic William Young Sellar
  • This is just as if the Latins, instead of nos and vos, said me-cum and te-cum.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • But the nos, or the notic soul, has no partnership with any similar bodily agency.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • The general doctrine applies to nos as well as to the other functions of the soul.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • He replies that movement is produced both by nos and by Appetite.

    Aristotle George Grote
British Dictionary definitions for nos

Nos.

abbreviation
1.
numbers

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 nos

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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nos in Medicine

No 2

The symbol for the element nobelium.

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