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1
or ne

[ ney ]

adjective

  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.



Ne

2
Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. neon.

NE

3

abbreviation for

  1. Nebraska (approved especially for use with zip code).
  2. northeast.
  3. northeastern.
  4. Biology, Ecology. not evaluated ( def ).

ne-

4
  1. variant of neo- especially before a vowel:

    neencephalon.

n.e.

5

abbreviation for

  1. northeast.
  2. northeastern.

N.E.

6

abbreviation for

  1. naval engineer.
  2. northeast.
  3. northeastern.

Ne

1

the chemical symbol for

  1. neon


ne-

2

combining_form

  1. a variant of neo- , esp used before a vowel

    Nearctic

NE

3

abbreviation for

  1. New England

ne

4

the internet domain name for

  1. Niger

NE

5

symbol for

  1. northeast(ern)

abbreviation for

  1. Nebraska
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Gender Note

See née.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of 1

First recorded in 1935–40; from French né, literally “born,” past participle of naître “to be born,” ultimately derived from Latin nātus; nascent ( def )
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Example Sentences

That particular shop, sold to Bendel a decade ago or so before, had been the ne plus ultra of American bookstores.

He also sent an email to [Goldman] saying: ‘[O]ne day I hope I get the real reason why you are doing this to me.’

Rep Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) seemed to suggest there was never any cohesive plan at all on this from the beginning.

Many of us occupy a world in which having your own hour on a cable channel is an all-consuming goal and the ne plus ultra.

Just in time for Paris Fashion Week, a new book, Paris Street Style, offers tips on how to acheive that certain je ne sais quoi.

Lamb fills his case, and lights this the ne plus ultra of a soothing weed.

Ils me donnerent parolle d'ainsy faire le tout; ce neantmoins, le languissant ne nous fut apport que deux jours aprs.

De moi, je ne say qu'en dire, d'autant que je ne veux affirmer ny le si ny le non en ce dont je n'ay vidence.

Il n'y eut celuy de nous qui ne jugeast tel metheore prodigieux.

Ie ne say s'il y eust aucun qui fermast l'œil de toute cette nuit.

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