Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The classical drama of Japan, with music and dance performed in a highly stylized manner by elaborately dressed performers on an almost bare stage.
  • The symbol for the element nobelium.
  • LakeNo A lake of south-central Sudan. Formed by the flood waters of the White Nile, it varies in size seasonally.

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  • n. Symbol for nobelium.
  • n. A form of classical Japanese musical drama.

Etymologies

Japanese , talent, ability, No, from Middle Chinese nəŋ.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  •       “No,” I tell him, and he slaps me again, harder this time, his smile breaking apart, his eyes wet, and the morning before we were married he asked me Are you sure? and I said to him No.      No, I said, because it was the truth; because I did not yet understand how unnecessary the truth could be.

    Whatever Happens

  • Petraeus Says 'No Decision' as Americans Say 'No War' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Petraeus Says \'No Decision\' as Americans Say \'No War\ ''; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The PR managers just want to be able to say next year during the campaign some version that that it (Iraq) wasn\'t their fault, they are bringing the (some) troops home, the politicians blew it and Bush just listened to the Generals in the field.'

    Petraeus Says 'No Decision' as Americans Say 'No War'

  • No, for He limits it to those in old age who can say, "_No man hath hired us_."

    God's Plan with Men

  • Idleness and indolence made me say "Yes," when I should have said, "No;" but _Yes_ is so much easier to pronounce than _No_, especially on horseback.

    The Cross of Berny

  • No matter: the truth has been formally proclaimed from the tribune that _No one has a moral right to do as a soldier that which it would be wrong for him to do as a man_ -- that, no matter what human rulers may decree, every man owes a paramount obedience to the law of

    Glances at Europe In a Series of Letters from Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, &c. During the Summer of 1851.

  • No man, under any way of viewing the case, hesitated in replying, '_No_.'

    The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey, Vol. 2 With a Preface and Annotations by James Hogg

  • (No nonlinear constraints.) No derivatives supplied. fmincon required 1890 evaluations of the objective function and tool

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    Judge H. Lee Sarokin: Senators: Just Say No to the Abortion Amendment

  • "No, _señor_, no! _No es verdad_ — it is not true!

    Rebel Spurs

  • "No man hath seen God at any time, He Himself hath declared -- _No man shall see Me, and live_" (Exod. xxxiii.

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