No \No\, n.; pl. Noes. 1. A refusal by use of the wordd no; a denial. 2. A negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as, to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it.From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) :
No \No\, a. [OE. no, non, the same word as E. none; cf. E. a, an. See None.] Not any; not one; none. Let there be no strife . . . between me and thee. --Gen. xiii. 8. That goodness is no name, and happiness no dream. --Byron. Note: In Old England before a vowel the form non or noon was used. ``No man.'' ``Noon apothercary.'' --Chaucer.From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) :
No \No\, adv. [OE. no, na, AS. n[=a]; ne not + [=a] ever. AS. ne is akin to OHG. ni, Goth. ni, Russ. ne, Ir., Gael. & W. ni, L. ne, gr. nh (in comp.), Skr. na, and also to E. prefix un-. [root] 193. See Aye, and cf. Nay, Not, Nice, Nefarious.] Nay; not; not at all; not in any respect or degree; -- a word expressing negation, denial, or refusal. Before or after another negative, no is emphatic. We do no otherwise than we are willed. --Shak. I am perplx'd and doubtful whether or no I dare accept this your congratulation. --Coleridge. There is none righteous, no, not one. --Rom. iii. 10. No! Nay, Heaven forbid. --Coleridge.From WordNet (r) 1.6 :
no adj : quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time" [syn: no(a)] [ant: all(a), some(a)] n 1: a negative; "his no was loud and clear" [ant: yes] 2: a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known [syn: nobelium, No, atomic number 102] adv 1: referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present; "he was no heavier than a child" [syn: no more] 2: not in any degree or manner; not at all; "he is no better today" 3: used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement; "no, you are wrong"
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