Not definition

nŏt
In no manner; to no degree.

Whether you like it or not.

adverb
44
17
A logical operator that returns a false value if the operand is true and a true value if the operand is false.
noun
35
9
In no way; to no degree. Used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition.

I will not go. You may not have any.

adverb
20
5
affix
15
3
Not is defined as a word used with a verb to make a negative.

An example of not used as an adverb is in the phrase "not happy," which means unhappy.

adverb
7
1
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
not
Plural:
nots

Origin of not

  • Middle English alteration of naught, nought naught

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