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nor

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[ nawr; unstressed ner ]

conjunction

  1. (used in negative phrases, especially after neither, to introduce the second member in a series, or any subsequent member):

    Neither he nor I will be there. They won't wait for you, nor for me, nor for anybody.

  2. (used to continue the force of a negative, as not, no, never, etc., occurring in a preceding clause):

    He left and I never saw him again, nor did I regret it.

  3. (used after an affirmative clause, or as a continuative, in the sense of and not ):

    They are happy, nor need we worry.

  4. Older Use. than.
  5. Archaic. (used without a preceding neither, the negative force of which is understood):

    He nor I was there.

  6. Archaic. (used instead of neither as correlative to a following nor ):

    Nor he nor I was there.



NOR

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[ nawr ]

noun

  1. a Boolean operator that returns a positive result when both operands are negative.

nor-

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  1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds which are the normal or parent forms of the compound denoted by the base words:

    l-norepinephrine.

nor.

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abbreviation for

  1. north.
  2. northern.

Nor.

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abbreviation for

  1. Norman.
  2. North.
  3. Northern.
  4. Norway.
  5. Norwegian.

nor-

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combining_form

  1. indicating that a chemical compound is derived from a specified compound by removal of a group or groups

    noradrenaline

  2. indicating that a chemical compound is a normal isomer of a specified compound


nor

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/ nə; nɔː /

conjunction

  1. neither ... nor
    used to join alternatives and not

    neither measles nor mumps

  2. foll by an auxiliary verb orhave, do, or be used as main verbs (and) not … either

    they weren't talented — nor were they particularly funny

  3. dialect.
    than

    better nor me

  4. poetic.
    neither

    nor wind nor rain

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Grammar Note

See neither.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nor1

1300–50; Middle English, contraction of nother, Old English nōther, equivalent to ne not + ōther (contraction of ōhwæther ) either; or 1

Origin of nor2

1955–60

Origin of nor3

Short for normal
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nor1

by shortening from normal

Origin of nor2

C13: contraction of Old English nōther, from nāhwæther neither
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Example Sentences

Perhaps though, no city was as silently-failing-nor-publically-rehabilitating as Las Vegas.

We are introduced successively to the Palestinian, the Assimilator, and the Neither-here-nor-there.

Abnormal, ab-nor′mal, adj. not normal or according to rule: irregular—also Abnor′mous.

I have experienced many sandstorms in Takla-makan and the Lob-nor desert, but hardly any so bad as this was.

He gave me also much valuable information about the country round Nam-tso or Tengri-nor, where he was born.

Swinburne dismisses him in two lines: Maximilian is a good-natured, neither here-nor-there kind of youth.

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

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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