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Idioms about no

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

Origin of no

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English nā, equivalent to ne not + ā ever (see ay1)

Other definitions for no (2 of 7)

no2
[ noh ]
/ noʊ /

adjective
not any: no money.
not at all; far from being: He is no genius.
very little; negligible: We got her to the hospital in no time.

Origin of no

2
1150–1200; Middle English; variant of none1

Other definitions for no (3 of 7)

No
[ noh ]
/ noʊ /

noun
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).

Other definitions for no (4 of 7)

No

Symbol, Chemistry.
nobelium.

Other definitions for no (5 of 7)

or No, Noh

[ noh ]
/ noʊ /

noun
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 of

1870–75; <Japanese, earlier noũ<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese néng ability

Other definitions for no (6 of 7)

no.

or No.


abbreviation
north.
northern.
number.

Other definitions for no (7 of 7)

N/O

abbreviation Banking.
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How to use no in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for no (1 of 9)

no1
/ (nəʊ) /

sentence substitute
used to express denial, disagreement, refusal, disapproval, disbelief, or acknowledgment of negative statements
used with question intonation to query a previous negative statement, as in disbeliefAlfred isn't dead yet. No?
noun plural noes or nos
an answer or vote of no
(often plural) a person who votes in the negative
the noes have it there is a majority of votes in the negative
not take no for an answer to continue in a course of action despite refusals
Compare yes, aye 2

Word Origin for no

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

British Dictionary definitions for no (2 of 9)

no2
/ (nəʊ) /

determiner
not any, not a, or not onethere's no money left; no card in the file
not by a long way; not at allshe's no youngster
(followed by comparative adjectives and adverbs) notno fewer than forty men; no more quickly than before
no go See go 1 (def. 74)

Word Origin for no

Old English nā, changed from nān none 1

British Dictionary definitions for no (3 of 9)

no3

the internet domain name for
Norway

British Dictionary definitions for no (4 of 9)

no'
/ (no, nəʊ) /

adverb
Scot not

British Dictionary definitions for no (5 of 9)

No1

Noh

/ (nəʊ) /

noun plural No or Noh
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 for No

from Japanese talent, from Chinese neng

British Dictionary definitions for no (6 of 9)

No2
/ (nəʊ) /

noun
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)

British Dictionary definitions for no (7 of 9)

No3

the chemical symbol for
nobelium

British Dictionary definitions for no (8 of 9)

n.o.
/ cricket /

abbreviation for
not out

British Dictionary definitions for no (9 of 9)

No.

abbreviation for
north(ern)
Also: no plural Nos or nos number

Word Origin for No.

from French numéro
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Medical definitions for no

No

The symbol for the elementnobelium
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Scientific definitions for no

No

The symbol for nobelium.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with no

no

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