Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. neon.

Other definitions for NE (2 of 6)


  1. Nebraska (approved especially for use with zip code).

  2. northeast.

  1. northeastern.

  2. Biology, Ecology. not evaluated.

Other definitions for ne- (3 of 6)


  1. variant of neo- especially before a vowel: neencephalon.

Other definitions for né (4 of 6)

or ne

[ ney ]

  1. formerly known as (used following the person’s current or recognized name to introduce a previous, usually masculine, name): Harry Houdini, né Erik Weisz.

Origin of né

First recorded in 1935–40; from French né, literally “born,” past participle of naître “to be born,” ultimately derived from Latin nātus; see origin at nascent

usage note For né

See née.

Other definitions for n.e. (5 of 6)


  1. northeast.

  2. northeastern.

Other definitions for N.E. (6 of 6)


  1. naval engineer.

  1. northeast.

  2. northeastern. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Ne in a sentence

  • In fact, Kathleen would be d-a-m-n-e-d, darned, if she would.

    The Clarion | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • I can; and A-n-n looks dreadful, but A-n-n-e looks so much more distinguished.

    Anne Of Green Gables | Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • But the freckles in line across the brownness of his face spelled h-o-n-e-s-t-y.

    Judith Lynn | Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • But gent-tul-men, you caint expect to find m-i-n-e-r-l without plenty uv diggin'.

    Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales | Robert L. Taylor
  • “T-h-e f-i-n-e-s-t s-i-l-k r-a-g-s,” he expostulated 95 again holding two fingers under the nose of Rags Habakuk.

    Rootabaga Stories | Carl Sandburg

British Dictionary definitions for ne (1 of 5)


the internet domain name for
  1. Niger

British Dictionary definitions for Ne (2 of 5)


the chemical symbol for
  1. neon

British Dictionary definitions for NE (3 of 5)


symbol for
  1. northeast(ern)

abbreviation for
  1. Nebraska

British Dictionary definitions for NE (4 of 5)


abbreviation for
  1. New England

British Dictionary definitions for ne- (5 of 5)


combining form
  1. a variant of neo-, esp used before a vowel: Nearctic

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Scientific definitions for Ne


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