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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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no (adverb)
1.
a) chiefly Scottish - not
b) - used as a function word to express the negative of an alternative choice or possibility shall we go out to dinner or no
2.
in no respect or degree - used in comparisons you're no better than the rest of us
3.
not so - used to express negation, dissent, denial, or refusal no, I'm not going
4.
- used with a following adjective to imply a meaning expressed by the opposite positive statement in no uncertain terms
5.
- used as a function word to emphasize a following negative or to introduce a more emphatic, explicit, or comprehensive statement it's big, no, it's gigantic
6.
- used as an interjection to express surprise, doubt, or incredulity
7.
- used in combination with a verb to form a compound adjective no-bake pie
8.
in negation - shook his head no
no (adjective)
1.
a) not any - no parking no disputing the decision
b) hardly any very little - finished in no time
2.
not a quite other than a - he's no expert
3.
- used in combination with a noun to form a compound adjective a no-nonsense realist
no (noun)
1.
an act or instance of refusing or denying by the use of the word - no denial received a firm no in reply
2.
a) a negative vote or decision
b) persons voting in the negative
No (symbol)
nobelium
no (abbreviation)
1.
north; northern
2.
Latin abl. of number
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
no (adverb)
1.
not in any degree, way, or under any condition
SYNONIMS:
no, none, nothing, noway ( noways), nowise
RELATED WORDS:
nowhere near
NEAR ANTONYMS:
completely, extremely, full, fully, par excellence, right, very; altogether, exactly; somehow, someway ( someways); out
anyhow, anyway, anywise, at all, ever, half, however
no (adverb)
2.
certainly not
SYNONIMS:
ill, no, none, no way, scarcely
RELATED WORDS:
near, never, nothing, nowhere, nowise
NEAR ANTONYMS:
awful, awfully, enormously, exceedingly ( exceeding), extremely, greatly, highly, hugely, immensely, mightily, mighty, most, quite, terribly, very; assuredly, clearly, hands down, perfectly, plainly, really, truly, unequivocally, unquestionably, utterly; doubtless, more or less, mostly, rather, slightly, somewhat
absolutely, certainly, completely, definitely, positively, surely
no (noun)
1.
a vote or decision against something
SYNONIMS:
nay, negative, non placet
RELATED WORDS:
con; blackball, veto; denial, negation, refusal
NEAR ANTONYMS:
pro; acceptance, approval, grace
positive, yea, yes
no (noun)
2.
an unwillingness to grant something asked for
SYNONIMS:
declination, disallowance, nay, no, nonacceptance, refusal, rejection, turndown
RELATED WORDS:
rebuff, repudiation, repulse, spurn; negative; ban, injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression
NEAR ANTONYMS:
acceptance, accession, acquiescence, agreement, assent, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, leave, license ( licence), permission, sanction, sufferance; imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp
allowance, approval, grant, OK ( okay)
no (interjection)
how surprising, doubtful, or unbelievable
SYNONIMS:
ah, aha, come on, fie, indeed, my word, pshaw, well, what, why
RELATED WORDS:
gee, gee whiz, ha, hello, hey, lo, oh; fiddlesticks, phooey, pooh; there; oops ( whoops woops), ugh; egad, gad, gadzooks [], the deuce, the devil, the dickens, zounds
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