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This page has 132 definitions of no with English translations in 36 languages. No is a determiner, an adverb, particle, preposition, noun, verb, numeral, pronoun, an adjective, conjunction, interjection, contraction and romanization. Examples of how to use no in a sentence are shown. Also define these 151 related words and terms: any, some, no one, hardly, quite, different, more, less, good, fun, not, nay, nope, yes, yea, aye, maybe, nah, without, like, humorous, No., -ly, ing, asiri, pirika, nukara, opitta, ro, in, the, say, nine, water, no, , well, why, certainly, indeed, of course, yeah, yep, home, mosquito, N, breast, drink, suck, numéro, number, , how, o, him, younger sister, we, for, belonging, from, husband, ellipsis, non-, meno, isn't it so, right, nevvero, neh, romaji, , , only, sausage tree, muratina, but, diviner, gourd, black, early, swim, float, poetic, sail, flow, fly, out of, of, with, , nouzòt, after, according to, to, towards, nearby, near, nigh, close, closely, related, noch, now, moment, time, na, , oc, ahaṃ, filled pause, em, third-person, masculine, singular, objective, enclitic, nasal, so, or, nor, than, nego, od, however, theater, noh, damn right, you bet, go, eh, número, no., full, đói, complete, chemistry, solution, saturated, organic compound, name, true, harm, suffer, lack, enough, sufficient, probably, yet, trough, trench, hollow, and hollow out.

English no definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English no, noo, na, a reduced form of none, noon, nan (none, not any) used before consonants (compare a to an), from Old English nān (none, not any), from Proto-West Germanic *nain, from Proto-Germanic *nainaz (not any, literally not one), equivalent to ne (not) +‎ a. Cognate with Scots nae (no, not any, none), Old Frisian nān, nēn ("no, not any, none"), Saterland Frisian naan, neen (no, not any, none), North Frisian nian (no, not any, none), Old Dutch nēn ("no, not any, none"; > Dutch neen (no)), Old Norse neinn (no, not any, none). Compare also Old Saxon nigēn ("not any"; > Low German nen), Old Dutch nehēn (Middle Dutch negheen/negeen, Dutch geen), West Frisian gjin, Old High German nihein (> German kein). More at no, one.

Determiner

no

  1. Not any.
    Antonyms: any, some
    There is no water left.
    No hot dogs were sold yesterday.
    No phones were at the store.
    No two people are the same..
    There was no score at the end of the first period. (The score was 0-0.)
    • Any definition
      To even the slightest extent, at all.
  2. Hardly any.
    Antonyms: quite, some
    We'll be finished in no time at all.
    Fifty pounds for this is no money, really.
  3. Not any possibility or allowance of (doing something).
    No smoking
    There's no stopping her once she gets going.
  4. Not (a); not properly, not really; not fully.
    My mother's no fool.
    Working nine to five every day is no life.
Derived terms
Terms derived from no (determiner)
Translations

See no/translations § Determiner.

See also

Etymology 2

From Middle English no, na, from Old English , (no, not, not ever, never), from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not), from Proto-Indo-European *ne, *nē, *nēy (negative particle), equivalent to Old English ne (not) + ā, ō (ever, always). Cognate with Scots na (no), Saterland Frisian noa (no), West Frisian (no), West Frisian nea (never), Dutch nee (no), Low German nee (no), German nie (never), dialectal German (no), Danish nej (no), Swedish nej (no), Icelandic nei (no). More at nay.

Adverb

no (not comparable)

  1. (Except in Scotland, now only used with different, with comparatives more and less, and informally with certain other adjectives such as good and fun) Not, not at all.
    It is a less physical kind of torture, but no less gruesome. (General)
    This is no different from what we've been doing all along. (General)
    That game is no fun. (Informal)
    The teacher’s decision was no fair. (Informal or Scotland)
    I just want to find out whether she's coming or no. (Scotland)
    • 1725, Daniel Defoe, An essay on the history and reality of apparitions
      AS the Devil is not so Black as he is Painted, so neither does he appear in so many Shapes as we make for him; we Dress him up in more Suits of Cloaths, and more Masquerade Habits, than ever he wore; and I question much, if he was to see the Pictures and Figures which we call Devil, whether he would know himself by some of them or no.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      "Well, what do you want?" asked the inspector in no very friendly voice.
    • Not definition
      Negates the meaning of the modified verb. (1 of 3 not definitions)

Particle

no

  1. Used to show disagreement or negation.
    Synonyms: nay, nope
    Antonyms: yes, yea, aye, maybe
    No, you are mistaken.
    No, you may not watch television now.
    • Nope definition
      No.
    • Maybe definition
      Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty: it may be that... (1 of 2 maybe definitions)
  2. Used to show agreement with a negative question.
    Synonyms: nah, nay, nope
    "Don’t you like milk?" "No" (i.e., "No, I don’t like milk.")
    • Nah definition
      no
  3. (colloquial) Used together with an affirmative word or phrase to show agreement.
    No, totally.
    No, yeah, that's exactly right.
    "Wow!" "Yeah, no, it was really awful!"
Descendants

Preposition

no

  1. without
  2. like
  3. (colloquial, usually humorous) not, does not, do not, etc.
Synonyms
Coordinate terms
  • (expression of negation): way
Derived terms
Translations

See no/translations § Particle.

Noun

no (plural noes or nos)

  1. a negating expression; an answer that shows disagreement or disapproval
  2. a vote not in favor, or opposing a proposition
    The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and two "nos".
Synonyms
Antonyms
Translations

See no/translations § Noun.

Etymology 3

Variant of No., from the scribal abbreviation for Latin numero (in number, to the number of).

Adverb

no (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of No.

Noun

no (plural nos)

  1. Alternative form of No.

References

  • no at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams


Ainu no definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Particle

no (Kana spelling )

  1. Adverbialising particle; -ly, ing
    asirinew
    asiri nonewly
    pirikagood
    pirika nowell
    nukarato see
    nukara no anseeing (literally, “being seeing”)
    opittaall
    opitta no okayall (literally, “being all”)
    • Pirika definition
      couch grass
    • Nukara definition
      to see
    • Opitta definition
      every, all

Etymology 2

Particle

no (Kana spelling )

  1. Alternative form of ro
    • Ro definition
      canoe

Asturian no definition

Etymology

From a contraction of the preposition en (in) + neuter singular article lo (the).

Contraction

no n (masculine nel, feminine na, masculine plural nos, feminine plural nes)

  1. in the
    • In definition
      Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits.
      1. Contained by. (1 of 19 in definitions)

Atong (India) no definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Verb

no- (Bengali script নো)

  1. to say

Etymology 2

From Hindi नौ (nau).

Numeral

no (Bengali script নো)

  1. nine
Synonyms

References


Awa (New Guinea) no definition

Noun

no

  1. water
    • Water definition
      A substance (of molecular formula H2O) found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid; it is present naturally as rain, and found in rivers, lakes and seas; its solid form is ice and its gaseous form is steam. (1 of 18 water definitions)

References

  • The Papuan Languages of New Guinea (1986, →ISBN

Catalan no definition

Etymology

From Old Occitan no, non, from Latin nōn.

Pronunciation

Interjection

no

  1. no (negation; commonly used to respond negatively to a question)

Adverb

no

  1. not, main negation marker
    No tinc diners.I do not have money.
    No facis això.Do not do this.
    Antonym:
    • definition
      yes (word used to indicate agreement or acceptance)

Derived terms

See also

Further reading


Cebuano no definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Spanish no.

Interjection

no

  1. indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism
  2. indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity

Czech no definition

Etymology

Short for ano (yes).

Pronunciation

Interjection

no

  1. well, why
    No ne!Well, I never!

Adverb

no

  1. certainly, indeed, of course
    • Of Course definition
      That is part of ordinary behaviour or custom; customary, natural.
  2. yeah, yep
    • Yeah definition
      Yes.
    • Yep definition
      Yes.

Further reading

  • no in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • no in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dimasa no definition

Noun

no

  1. home

Dumbea no definition

Pronunciation

Noun

no

  1. mosquito
    • Mosquito definition
      A small flying insect of the family Culicidae, the females of which bite humans and animals and suck blood, leaving an itching bump on the skin, and sometimes carrying diseases like malaria and yellow fever.

References


Esperanto no definition

Pronunciation

Noun

no (accusative singular no-on, plural no-oj, accusative plural no-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter N.

See also


Ewe no definition

Pronunciation

Noun

no

  1. breast

Verb

no

  1. to drink
  2. to suck
    • Suck definition
      An instance of drawing something into one's mouth by inhaling. (1 of 6 suck definitions)

Finnish no definition

Etymology

Similar interjections can be found in other Finnic languages (compare Estonian no, noh, Karelian no, Livonian no, noh, Votic no). Compare also to those found in neighboring Indo-European languages (such as Swedish , Latvian nu, Russian ну (nu)), which may all trace back as far as Proto-Indo-European *nu. SSA concludes that the interjection is probably part original and part foreign.[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈno/, [ˈno̞]
  • Rhymes: -o
  • Syllabification: no

Interjection

no

  1. well! (to acknowledge a situation; encouragement to answer or react; expressing the overcoming of reluctance to say something; exclamation of indignance)
    No sepä mukavaa!Well, that’s nice.
    No kai meidän sitten pitää käydä katsomassa.Well I guess we have to go look then.
    No, mikset mennyt juhliin?Well, why didn't you go to the party?
    Siellä oli, no, aika tylsää.It was, well, pretty boring there.
    No, et sinä nyt noin voi käyttäytyä!Well! You can't 'behave like that!

References

  1. ^ Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN

Anagrams


French no definition

Alternative forms

Noun

no m

  1. Abbreviation of numéro (number).

Anagrams


Friulian no definition

Etymology

From Latin nōn.

Adverb

no

  1. no
    Antonym:
    • definition
      woman

Fula no definition

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adverb

no

  1. how?

Galician no definition

Etymology 1

From contraction of preposition en (in) + masculine article o (the)

Contraction

no m (feminine na, masculine plural nos, feminine plural nas)

  1. in the

Etymology 2

From a mutation of o.

Pronoun

no m (accusative)

  1. Alternative form of o (him)
Usage notes

The n- forms of accusative third-person pronouns are used when the preceding word ends in -u or a diphthong, and are suffixed to the preceding word.

Related terms
 

Garo no definition

Noun

no

  1. younger sister

Synonyms


Guinea-Bissau Creole no definition

Etymology

From Portuguese nós. Cognate with Kabuverdianu nu.

Pronoun

no

  1. we
    • We definition
      The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person (not the person being addressed). (1 of 5 we definitions)

Hawaiian no definition

Preposition

no

  1. for, belonging to, from

Usage notes

  • Used for possessions that are inherited, out of personal control, and for things that can be got into (houses, clothes, cars), while na is used for acquired possessions.

Hone no definition

Noun

no

  1. husband

Further reading

  • Anne Storch, Hone, in Coding Participant Marking: Construction Types in Twelve African Languages, edited by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal

Ido no definition

Etymology

Borrowed from English noFrench nonItalian noSpanish no. Paronym to ne.

Pronunciation

Interjection

no

  1. no
    Antonym: yes

Interlingua no definition

Adverb

no

  1. no
    No, ille non travalia hodie.No, he is not working today.

Noun

no (plural nos)

  1. no
    Illa time audir un no.She is afraid of hearing no.

Italian no definition

Etymology

From Latin nōn.

Pronunciation

Adverb

no

  1. no
    Antonym:
    dire di noto say no
  2. not
    Vieni o no?Are you coming or not?
    Perché no?Why not?
  3. (by ellipsis) Used to replace negated nouns or adjectives; non-, not
    Synonym: meno
    cattolici e noCatholics and non-Catholics
    prodotti nuovi e nonew and not new products
    • Ellipsis definition
      A mark consisting of (in English) three periods, historically or more formally with spaces in between, before, and after them “ . . . ”, or more recently a single character “” Ellipses are used to indicate that words have been omitted in a text or that they are missing or illegible. (1 of 4 ellipsis definitions)
    • Non- definition
      Used in the sense of no or none, to show lack of or failure to perform; or in the sense of not, to negate the meaning of the word to which it is prefixed.
    • Meno definition
      idea
  4. Used at the end of a sentence as a sort of tag question or to emphasize a statement; isn't it so, right
    Synonyms: nevvero, neh
    Te l'ho già detto, no?I already told you, right?
    • Nevvero definition
      isn't it so?; isn't that true?
    • Neh definition
      isn't it?; don't you?; wouldn't she?, ...

Related terms

See also


Japanese no definition

Romanization

no

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
    • definition
      nonstandard form of 的.
  2. Rōmaji transcription of
    • definition
      the katakana syllable ノ (no). Its equivalent in hiragana is の (no). It is the twenty-fifth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is ナ行オ段 (na-gyō o-dan, “row na, section o”).

Kalasha no definition

Etymology

From Sanskrit नव (nava).

Numeral

no

  1. nine; 9

Kikuyu no definition

Pronunciation

Particle

no

  1. (it is) only[1]
    Gĩkũrũ kĩega no kĩratina.[2] - The only good old thing is a sausage tree fruit (for fermenting muratina).
    Mũndũ ũtathiaga oigaga no nyina ũrugaga wega. - One who does not travel says only his/her mother's cooking is good.
    • Sausage Tree definition
      A large African tree with fruits that look like sausages, Kigelia africana.

Conjunction

no

  1. but[3]
    Mĩano ndĩtukanagio no kanua. - The diviner's gourds do not get confused, but a mouth does.[4]

References

  1. ^ “no” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Wanjohi, G. J. (2001). Under One Roof: Gĩkũyũ Proverbs Consolidated, p. 21. Paulines Publications Africa.
  3. ^ Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, pp. 32, 235.
  4. ^ Barra, G. (1960). 1,000 Kikuyu proverbs: with translations and English equivalents, p. 51. London: Macmillan.

Ladin no definition

Etymology

From Latin non.

Adverb

no

  1. not
  2. no

Ladino no definition

Adverb

no (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling נו‎)

  1. not

Interjection

no (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling נו‎)

  1. no

Lashi no definition

Etymology 1

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-nak (black, evil). Cognates include Burmese နက် (nak) and Tibetan སྣག (snag).

Pronunciation

Adjective

no

  1. black

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

Adverb

no

  1. early

References

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[2], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

Latin no definition

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *snāō, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₂- (to flow, to swim). Cognate with Ancient Greek νάω (náō).

Pronunciation

Verb

(present infinitive nāre, perfect active nāvī); first conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

  1. to swim
    Nat lupus inter oves.The wolf swims between the sheep.
    Nare contra aquam.To swim against the stream.
    Piger ad nandum.Slow at swimming.
    Ars nandi.The art of swimming.
  2. to float
    Carinae nant freto.Ships float in the sea.
    • Float definition
      Of an object or substance, to be supported by a liquid of greater density than the object so as that part of the object or substance remains above the surface. (1 of 20 float definitions)
  3. (poetic) to sail, flow, fly, etc.
    Per medium classi barbara navit Athon.The barbarian youth sailed its fleet through the middle of Athos.
    Undae nantes refulgent.The flowing waves glitter.
    • Sail definition
      A piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along. The sail may be attached to the boat via a combination of mast, spars and ropes. (1 of 12 sail definitions)
    • Flow definition
      A movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts (1 of 11 flow definitions)
  4. (of the eyes of drunken persons) to swim
    Nant oculi.The eyes swim.
    • 1st century BC, Lucretius, De rerum natura iii. 479.
      Cum vini vis penetravit,
      Consequitur gravitas membrorum, præpediuntur
      Crura vacillanti, tardescit lingua, madet mens,
      Nant oculi, clamor, sigultis, jurgia gliscunt. --
      When once the force of wine hath inly pierst,
      Limbes-heavinesse is next, legs faine would goe,
      But reeling cannot, tongue drawles, mindes disperst,
      Eyes swime, ciries, hickups, brables grow.

Conjugation

   Conjugation of (first conjugation, no supine stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nās nat nāmus nātis nant
imperfect nābam nābās nābat nābāmus nābātis nābant
future nābō nābis nābit nābimus nābitis nābunt
perfect nāvī nāvistī nāvit nāvimus nāvistis nāvērunt, nāvēre
pluperfect nāveram nāverās nāverat nāverāmus nāverātis nāverant
future perfect nāverō nāveris nāverit nāverimus nāveritis nāverint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nem nēs net nēmus nētis nent
imperfect nārem nārēs nāret nārēmus nārētis nārent
perfect nāverim nāverīs nāverit nāverīmus nāverītis nāverint
pluperfect nāvissem nāvissēs nāvisset nāvissēmus nāvissētis nāvissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nāte
future nātō nātō nātōte nantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives nāre nāvisse
participles nāns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
nandī nandō nandum nandō

Derived terms

  • enō
  • nāns, nantis (swimming, floating)
    Nantes scaphae.Floating skiffs.
  • nāns, nantis f (a swimmer)
    Greges nantium.
    Swimming fowl. (geese, ducks etc.; literally means groups of swimming ones)
  • natō
  • nāre sine cortice (to do without a guardian, literally to swim without corks)
  • nāre per aestatem liquidam (to fly, literally to swim through cloudless summer)

References

  • no in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • no in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Latvian no definition

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Preposition

no

  1. from
    skaitīt no viens līdz desmitto count from one to ten
    viņš ir no Latvijashe is from Latvia
  2. out of
    iziet no istabasto go out of the room
  3. for
  4. of
    viens no viņa draugiemone of his friends
    izgatavots no kokamade of wood
    • Of definition
      Expressing distance or motion.
      1. From (of distance, direction), "off".
      2. Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
      3. From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.). (1 of 49 of definitions)
  5. with
    no sirdswith all one's heart

Lombard no definition

Adverb

no

  1. Alternative spelling of .
    • definition
      no

Louisiana Creole French no definition

Pronunciation

Pronoun

no

  1. Alternative form of nouzòt

Luxembourgish no definition

Etymology

From Old High German nāh, from Proto-Germanic *nēhw.

Pronunciation

Preposition

no (+ dative)

  1. after (in time)
  2. after (in a sequence)
  3. according to
  4. to, towards (a direction)
    • Towards definition
      Alternative form of toward

Derived terms

  • no an no

Adjective

no (masculine noen, neuter not, comparative méi no, superlative am noosten or am nächsten)

  1. nearby, near, nigh
    • Nigh definition
      near, close by (1 of 2 nigh definitions)
  2. close, closely related
    • Close definition
      To remove a gap.
      1. To obstruct (an opening).
      2. To move so that an opening is closed. (1 of 13 close definitions)

Declension


Middle Dutch no definition

Conjunction

  1. Alternative form of noch

Further reading


Mòcheno no definition

Etymology

From Middle High German nāch, from Old High German nāh. Cognate with Cimbrian and German nach; see there for more.

Preposition

no

  1. (+ dative) after

Derived terms

References


Norwegian Bokmål no definition

Alternative forms

Adverb

no

  1. (obsolete) now (this very moment)

Usage notes

Part of the "Nazi reform" of 1941, made during Norwegian occupation by Germany. Almost exclusively used in texts made under occupation, and not generally considered a part of the official Bokmål chronology.


Norwegian Nynorsk no definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Norse . Akin to English now.

Pronunciation

Noun

no n (definite singular noet, indefinite plural no, definite plural noa)

  1. moment; point in time

Adverb

no

  1. now

Interjection

no

  1. used when finding something out; when being irritated

Derived terms

References


Notsi no definition

Particle

no

  1. plural marker

Further reading

  • Language Complexity: Typology, Contact, Change, edited by Matti Miestamo, Kaius Sinnemäki, Fred Karlsson

Old English no definition

Etymology

ne +‎ ā

Pronunciation

Adverb

  1. Alternative form of

Old Irish no definition

Conjunction

no

  1. Alternative spelling of
    • definition
      still, yet (up to and including a given time)

Old Occitan no definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin non.

Adverb

no

  1. no
    Antonym: oc
    • Oc definition
      third-person plural of ec

Descendants


Pali no definition

Alternative forms

Etymology 1

From Sanskrit नः (naḥ, us).

Pronoun

no

  1. accusative/instrumental/genitive/dative plural of ahaṃ (us)

Etymology 2

From Sanskrit नो (no, and not)

Particle

no

  1. surely not
  2. indeed not
Usage notes

Sometimes reinforced by na (not)

Derived terms

Etymology 3

Emphatic form of nu (then, now)

Particle

no

  1. indeed, then, now

References

no”, in Pali Text Society, editor, Pali-English Dictionary‎, London: Chipstead, 1921-1925.


Papiamentu no definition

Etymology

From Portuguese não and Spanish no and Kabuverdianu nau.

Adverb

no

  1. no
  2. not

Polish no definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From ano, from Old Polish a ono. Compare Slovak no, Czech no.

Interjection

no

  1. (colloquial) yeah, yep
  2. (colloquial) Filled pause.
    • Filled Pause definition
      Any spoken sound or word used to fill gaps in speech.

Etymology 2

Particle

no

  1. (colloquial) Emphatic particle used with imperatives.
    • 1841, Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, Szkice obyczajowe i historyczne, page 171
      ... wróciwszy z kluczem na posłanie. — Niech mnie licho porwie, jeśli cię puszczę — musisz zostać z nami. — O! figle! no! no! daj no klucza, rzekł śmiejąc się Alexy, daj no, serce, klucza! daj! Daj pokój zartom, dobranoc wam — No! daj klucza !

Further reading

  • no in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • no in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese no definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese no, clipping of eno, from en (in) + o (the).

Contraction

no m (plural nos, feminine na, feminine plural nas)

  1. Contraction of em o (in the).
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix, Rocco, page 546:
      Está na hora de testarmos os nossos talentos no mundo real, você não acha?
      It's time to test our talents in the real world, don't you think?
Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:no.

Etymology 2

Pronoun

no

  1. Alternative form of o (third-person masculine singular objective pronoun) used as an enclitic following a verb form ending in a nasal vowel or diphthong
    Eles removeram-no do grupo devido a mau comportamento da sua parte.
    They removed him from the group due to bad behavior on his behalf.
    Costumava estar aqui um copo, mas eles partiram-no quando cá estiveram.
    There used to be a glass here, but they broke it when they were here.
    • Enclitic definition
      A clitic that joins with the preceding word phonetically, graphically, or both.
Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:no.


Rohingya no definition

Rohingya cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : no

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Sanskrit नवन् (navan, nine).

Numeral

no (Hanifi spelling 𐴕𐴡)

  1. nine

Romanian no definition

Pronunciation

Interjection

no

  1. (Transylvania) well, so

Scottish Gaelic no definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Irish , , from Proto-Celtic *now- (compare Welsh neu and Old Breton nou).

Conjunction

no

  1. or
  2. nor
    • Nor definition
      And not (introducing a negative statement, without necessarily following one). (1 of 4 nor definitions)

Serbo-Croatian no definition

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *nъ, (Russian но (no), ну (nu)), from Proto-Balto-Slavic (Lithuanian nu), from Proto-Indo-European *nu (now), (Latin nun-c, Ancient Greek νῦν (nûn)).

Pronunciation

Conjunction

no (Cyrillic spelling но)

  1. (after a comparative, regional, dated, expressively) than (=nȅgo, ȍd)
    bolji no onbetter than him
    → (= modern)
    bolji nego on/bolji od njega
    better than him
    Izgledaš bolje no ikad.You' re looking better than ever.
    Proračunski manjak Grčke u bio je značajno veći no što je vlada proc(ij)enila.Greece's budget deficit was significantly bigger than the government had estimated.
    • Than definition
      Used in comparisons, to introduce the basis of comparison. (1 of 2 than definitions)
    • Nego definition
      first-person singular present indicative form of negar
    • Od definition
      (archaic except in dialects) God
  2. (denoting exclusion) but, however
    Pogrešno, no bio si dosta blizu.
    Wrong, but you were pretty close.
    No os(j)ećam samo sreću.But I can' t feel anything but happy.
    Tekst nije savršen, no nije li mogao biti bolji?The text is not perfect, but could it have been better?

Etymology 2

From Japanese ().

Pronunciation

Noun

 m (Cyrillic spelling но̑)

  1. (theater) noh
    • Noh definition
      A form of classical Japanese music drama.

Etymology 3

From the conjunction no.

Pronunciation

Particle

no (Cyrillic spelling но)

  1. (in a dialog, when responding to the interlocutor) damn right!, you bet! very much so!

References

  • no” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • no” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • no” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Shabo no definition

Verb

no

  1. go

Siane no definition

Noun

no

  1. water

References

  • The Papuan Languages of New Guinea (1986, →ISBN

Spanish no definition

Etymology 1

From Old Spanish non, from Latin nōn (compare Catalan no, Galician non, French non, Italian no, Portuguese não, Romanian nu).

Pronunciation

Adverb

no

  1. no
  2. not
Derived terms
Alternative forms

Interjection

¿no?

  1. eh? (used as a tag question, to emphasise what goes before or to request that the listener express an opinion about what has been said)
    • Eh definition
      Used as a tag question, to emphasise what goes before or to request that the listener express an opinion about what has been said. (1 of 4 eh definitions)
Derived terms

Noun

no m (plural noes)

  1. no

Etymology 2

Contracted form of Latin numero, ablative singular of numerus (number).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnumeɾo/, [ˈnu.me.ɾo]

Noun

no m (plural nos)

  1. Abbreviation of número.; no.
    • No. definition
      Alternative form of No.
Alternative forms

References


Tok Pisin no definition

Etymology

From English no.

Adverb

no

  1. not
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 2:5:
      ...i no gat diwai na gras samting i kamap long graun yet, long wanem, em i no salim ren i kam daun yet. Na i no gat man bilong wokim gaden.
      ...and no tree or kind of herb had appeared on the earth yet, because he had not sent rain to come down yet. And there was no one to work the garden.

Derived terms

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Vietnamese no definition

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *ɗɔː (satiated); cognate with Arem /dɑː/.

Pronunciation

Adjective

no (, 𩛂) (phonemic reduplicative no no)

  1. full (of the stomach)
    Antonym: đói
    Đang no.I'm full.
    No bụng.My stomach's full.
    • Đói definition
      hungry (desirous of food)
  2. (archaic) full; complete
  3. (chemistry, of a solution) saturated
    • Chemistry definition
      The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules. (1 of 3 chemistry definitions)
    • Saturated definition
      simple past tense and past participle of saturate
  4. (chemistry, of an organic compound) saturated

Usage notes

  • In modern usages, no only refers to the stomach being full, or by extension, a person having had enough to eat.

Derived terms

Derived terms

Walloon no definition

Etymology

From Old French nom, from Latin nōmen (name), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.

Noun

no m (plural nos)

  1. name

West Frisian no definition

Adverb

no

  1. now

Derived terms

Further reading

  • no”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Interjection

no

  1. eh, isn't it, true (at end of declarative sentence, forms question to prompt listener's agreement)

Further reading

  • no”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Westrobothnian no definition

Pronunciation 1

  • IPA(key): /nuː/, /nouː/, /nɔuː/, /nɒuː/
    Rhymes: -úː
    (ð-dropping) Rhymes: -úː, -úːð

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German nouwen.

Verb

no (preterite noä or nodd, supine nodt)

  1. (intransitive) to be of harm; to be damaging
    Ja trodd hä skull int no, men hä noä no ändå.I didn't think it would do any damage, yet it was indeed harmful.
  2. (intransitive) to suffer, to lack something
    Han nodd int den ti’n han var dräng.He did not suffer as a farmhand.
    Han no int
    “He suffers not”: There is no emergency for him.
    Han no int der ’n järHe suffers no shortage where he is staying.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse nóg, nógr, gnógr, from Proto-Germanic *ganōgaz.

Adverb

no

  1. enough, sufficient
    No å dy.Enough of that.
  2. probably
  3. (interverbal) yet, indeed
    • Yet definition
      Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time; still (1 of 8 yet definitions)
Derived terms
 
Related terms

Etymology 3

From Old Norse nói m (small vessel); compare Norwegian no m (vessel made of a hollowed log), Armenian նո (no, small vessel). The pronunciation of the verb with duosyllabic accent might be taken from the verb phrase, as verb phrases often use duosyllabic accent, and most similar verbs otherwise have monsyllabic accent; compare bo (dwell) and li (scythe).

Noun

no m

  1. trough
  2. trench

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): /²nuː/ (example of pronunciation)
    Rhymes: -ùː
    (ð-dropping) Rhymes: -ùː, -ùːð

Verb

no (preterite noä)

  1. (transitive, particle båhtti) to make hollow, hollow out

References

  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, “NO”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 470

Yola no definition

Adverb

no

  1. not

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867) , William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN