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Used to express refusal, denial, disbelief, emphasis, or disagreement.

No, I'm not going. No, you're wrong.

adverb
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A negative vote or voter.
noun
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5
Not at all; not by any degree. Often used with the comparative.

No better; no more.

adverb
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12
Not at all; not close to being.

He is no child.

adjective
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5
A negative response; a denial or refusal.

The proposal produced only noes.

noun
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(slang) Placed before a word to indicate negation of that word.
prefix
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Not.

Whether or no.

adverb
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(informal) Used to indicate agreement with a preceding statement, especially when followed by a stronger judgment supporting that statement.

“The car is getting old.” “No, I know. It must be 10 years old by now.”

adverb
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Used to express strong refusal, doubt, or disbelief.
interjection
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Not any; not one; not a.

No cookies are left.

adjective
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3
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The classical drama of Japan, with music and dance performed in a highly stylized manner by elaborately dressed performers on an almost bare stage.
noun
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Hardly any.

Got there in no time flat.

adjective
2
1
Not.

Whether or no.

adverb
2
1
It cannot be so.
interjection
2
1
Not any; not a; not one.

No errors.

adjective
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1
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noun
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1
Nobelium.
symbol
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No is defined as a way to express disbelief or refusal.

An example of no used as an interjection is, "No! I will not hurry up!"

interjection
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No means the opposite of yes and is used to express denial or disagreement.

An example of no used as an adverb is, "There will be no more crying allowed!"

adverb
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The definition of no is not any, not one or hardly any.

An example of no used as an adjective is, "There are no toys left in the store."

adjective
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Number.
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North.
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Northern.
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(electronics, of a relay) Normally open.
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The molecular formula for nitrogen dioxide.

In dynamic equilibrium with N₂O₄ - dinitrogen tetroxide.

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The ccTLD for Norway as assigned by the IANA.
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An utterance of no; refusal or denial.
noun
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North.
abbreviation
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Northern.
abbreviation
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Number.
abbreviation
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Not in any degree; not at all.

No worse.

adverb
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2
Nay; not so.
adverb
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2
It is not so; nay.
interjection
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2
Emphatically not.
interjection
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2
A negative vote, or a person voting in the negative; nay.
noun
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2
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no can do
  • I (or we) cannot do it
idiom
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
no
Plural:
noes, nos.

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of no

  • Middle English variant of non from Old English nān none ne not ne in Indo-European roots ān one one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Japanese talent, ability, No from Early Middle Chinese nəŋ be capable of, can, ability (also the source of Mandarin néeng)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English ne not ne in Indo-European roots ā ever aiw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • . + ISO 3166-1 country code for Norway, no.

    From Wiktionary

  • Derived from the word no used in attributive phrases.

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of French word numéro.

    From Wiktionary