nit; nits.


Symbol, Chemistry.


New Testament.
Northwest Territories, Canada (approved for postal use).


a contraction of not: didn't; hadn't; couldn't; shouldn't; won't; mustn't.


New Testament.
Northern Territory.
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Examples from the Web for nt

Historical Examples of nt

  • There's eight or nine at laste, and it is'nt fresh and fasting either they are.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • I remember a great deal of the sermon, but a'nt time to put it down.

    Diary of Anna Green Winslow

    Anna Green Winslow

  • The savages be'nt so terrifyin' to a sailor as the folk o' London town.

    Historic Boyhoods

    Rupert Sargent Holland

  • The men I guess did'nt feel much inclined for fighting after that.

  • They look out every nite and say, 'Oh, a'nt the moon lovely!'

    Mark Twain's Speeches

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

British Dictionary definitions for nt


abbreviation for

National Trust
New Testament
Northern Territory (of Australia)
(esp in postal addresses) Northwest Territories (of Australia)
(esp in postal addresses) Nunavut
(in Ireland) National Teacher (teacher in a National School)


contraction of

not: used as an enclitic after be and have when they function as main verbs and after auxiliary verbs or verbs operating syntactically as auxiliariescan't; don't; shouldn't; needn't; daren't; isn't
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