Ne

NE

  1. Nebraska (approved especially for use with zip code).
  2. northeast.
  3. northeastern.

ne-

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

n.e.

N.E.

  1. naval engineer.
  2. New England.
  3. northeast.
  4. northeastern.

ne plus ultra

[nee pluhs uhl-truh, ney; Latin ne ploo s oo l-trah]
noun
  1. the highest point; acme.
  2. the most intense degree of a quality or state.

Origin of ne plus ultra

1690–1700; < New Latin, Latin nē plūs ultrā (may you) not (go) further beyond (this point)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ne

Contemporary Examples of ne

Historical Examples of ne


British Dictionary definitions for ne

ne

the internet domain name for
  1. Niger

Ne

the chemical symbol for
  1. neon

NE

1
symbol for
  1. northeast(ern)
abbreviation for
  1. Nebraska

NE

2

N.E.

abbreviation for
  1. New England

ne-

combining form
  1. a variant of neo-, esp used before a vowelNearctic

ne plus ultra

noun
  1. the extreme or perfect point or state

Word Origin for ne plus ultra

literally: not more beyond (that is, go no further), allegedly a warning to sailors inscribed on the Pillars of Hercules at Gibraltar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for ne

ne plus ultra

"utmost limit to which one can go," Latin, literally "no more beyond;" the motto traditionally inscribed on the Pillars of Hercules.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

ne in Medicine

Ne

  1. The symbol for the elementneon
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

ne in Science

Ne

  1. The symbol for neon.

neon

[nēŏn′]
Ne
  1. A rare colorless element in the noble gas group that occurs naturally in extremely small amounts in the atmosphere. It glows reddish orange when electricity passes through it, as in a tube in an electric neon light. Neon is also used for refrigeration. Atomic number 10; atomic weight 20.180; melting point -248.67°C; boiling point -245.95°C. See Periodic Table.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.