nu

1
[ noo, nyoo ]
/ nu, nyu /

noun

the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.

Words nearby nu

Origin of nu

1
1885–90; < Greek < Semitic; cf. nun2

Definition for nu (2 of 4)

nu2
[ noo ]
/ nu /

interjection

well? so? so what?

Origin of nu

2
1890–95; < Yiddish; cognate with Old High German, Middle High German (adv. and conjunction), German nu (dial. and colloquial) well! well now! See now

Definition for nu (3 of 4)

Nu
[ noo ]
/ nu /

noun

U [oo] /u/, Thauin Nu, 1907–1995, Burmese political leader: prime minister 1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62.
Egyptian Religion Nun.

Definition for nu (4 of 4)

Nun
[ noon ]
/ nun /

noun Egyptian Religion.

oldest of the ancient Egyptian gods, personifying the primordial ocean from which the world was formed; father of Ra, the sun god.
Also Nu [noo] /nu/.
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British Dictionary definitions for nu (1 of 5)

nu1
/ (njuː) /

noun

the 13th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν), a consonant, transliterated as n

Word Origin for nu

from Greek, of Semitic origin; compare nun ²

British Dictionary definitions for nu (2 of 5)

nu2

the internet domain name for

Niue

British Dictionary definitions for nu (3 of 5)

Nu
/ (njuː) /

noun

U (uː), original name Thakin Nu. 1907–95, Burmese statesman and writer; prime minister (1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62). He attempted to establish parliamentary democracy, but was ousted (1962) by Ne Win

British Dictionary definitions for nu (4 of 5)

nun1
/ (nʌn) /

noun

a female member of a religious order
(sometimes capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon usually having a black-and-white plumage with a ridged peak or cowl of short white feathers

Derived forms of nun

nunlike, adjective

Word Origin for nun

Old English nunne, from Church Latin nonna, from Late Latin: form of address used for an elderly woman

British Dictionary definitions for nu (5 of 5)

nun2
/ (nʊn) /

noun

the 14th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (נ or, at the end of a word, ן), transliterated as n
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Medicine definitions for nu

nu
[ nōō, nyōō ]

n.

The 13th letter of the Greek alphabet.
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Culture definitions for nu

nun

A female member of a religious order, living in a convent, whose work is confined to the convent. The term is also applied broadly to other female members of religious orders (“sisters”) who often live outside their convents and work as teachers, nurses, social workers, or administrators.

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