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.

In Old England before a vowel the form non or noon was used. "No man." "Noon apothercary."



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No, adv. [OE. no, na, AS. na; 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.


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No (?), n.; pl. Noes ().


A refusal by use of the wordd no; a denial.


A negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as, to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it.


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