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no

1

[ noh ]

adverb

  1. (a negative used to express dissent, denial, or refusal, as in response to a question or request):

    “Have you done the dishes yet?” “No, not yet.”

  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.



interjection

  1. (used as an expression of disapproval, shock, disbelief, dismay, etc.):

    Oh no, my pancakes are burning!

    “He moved away after he graduated.” “No! I was sure he'd be the one who stuck around.”

adjective

  1. not a (used before a noun or a noun and its modifiers to convey the opposite meaning):

    She's no beginner on the ski slopes.

    His recovery was no small miracle.

noun

, plural noes, nos.
  1. an utterance of the word “no.”
  2. a denial or refusal:

    He responded with a definite no.

  3. a negative vote or voter:

    The noes have it.

verb (used with object)

  1. to reject, refuse approval, or express disapproval of:

    I would have noed this plan for its lack of forethought if you'd told me about it.

verb (used without object)

  1. to express disapproval.

no

2

[ noh ]

adjective

  1. not any:

    no money.

  2. not at all; far from being:

    He is no genius.

  3. very little; negligible:

    We got her to the hospital in no time.

No

3

[ noh ]

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).

No

4
Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. nobelium.

5
or No, Noh

[ noh ]

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.

no.

6
or No.

abbreviation for

  1. north.
  2. northern.
  3. number.

N/O

7

abbreviation for

, Banking.

No

1

the chemical symbol for

  1. nobelium


No

2

/ nəʊ /

noun

  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

n.o.

3

abbreviation for

  1. not out

No.

4

abbreviation for

  1. north(ern)
  2. Alsono Nosnos number

no'

5

/ no; nəʊ /

adverb

  1. not

no

6

/ 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 go 1

No

7

/ 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)

no

8

/ 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

  1. an answer or vote of no
  2. often plural a person who votes in the negative
  3. the noes have it
    there is a majority of votes in the negative
  4. not take no for an answer
    to continue in a course of action despite refusals

no

9

the internet domain name for

  1. Norway
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Word History and Origins

Origin of no1

First recorded before 900; Middle English no, na, Old English nā, from n(e) “not” + ā ay 1

Origin of no2

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English; variant of none 1

Origin of no3

1870–75; < Japanese, earlier noũ < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese néng ability
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Word History and Origins

Origin of no1

from Japanese talent, from Chinese neng

Origin of no2

from French numéro

Origin of no3

Old English nā, changed from nān none 1

Origin of no4

Old English nā, from ne not, no + ā ever; see ay 1
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Idioms and Phrases

Idioms
  1. no can do, Informal. it can't be done.

More idioms and phrases containing no

  • all talk (and no action)
  • all work and no play
  • by no means
  • close but no cigar
  • come to an end (to no good)
  • cut no ice
  • do any (no) good
  • feel no pain
  • hell has no fury
  • hold no brief for
  • in no case
  • in no time
  • in no uncertain terms
  • leave no stone unturned
  • less than (no time)
  • long time no see
  • lose (no) time
  • make no bones about
  • make no difference
  • make no mistake
  • money is no object
  • none of one's (have no) business
  • point of no return
  • pull no punches
  • rolling stone gathers no moss
  • shadow of a doubt, no
  • take no for an answer
  • there's no telling
  • to little (no) purpose
  • to no avail
  • under any (no) circumstances
  • up to no good
  • yes and no
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Example Sentences

Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?

These days, plenty of women are turning to online sites for no-frills male companionship.

Riffing off the slogan “Now Everyone Can Fly,” the carrier offered no-frills flights that were both cheap and plentiful.

And why would its ostensible spokesperson refuse to answer yes/no questions about them?

Because Wright was a no-show in criminal court to face the loud music and pot bust he already had an outstanding warrant.

My No. 4239 addressed to Maxwell and repeated to you was sent before receiving your telegram under reply.

He was a new breed, that parson, a genuwine no-two-alike, come-one-in-a-box kind.

A pupil had loaned money to a horse-dealer who lived at No. 715 of a certain street.

Papa, can't I go to the zoologerical rooms to see the camomile fight the rhy-no-sir-ee-hoss?

On her hand was one large pustulous sore, which resembled that delinated in Plate No. 1.

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Definitions and idiom definitions from Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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