Definitions

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  • adv. Not.
  • conj. Nor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Not; never.
  • conj. Nor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not; never; nay.
  • Nor.
  • n. In chem., the symbol for the element neon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a midwestern state on the Great Plains
  • n. a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts
  • n. the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees

Etymologies

From Old English ne, from Proto-Germanic *ne, from Proto-Indo-European *ne. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And yef ye bieþ clene {;} lokeþ þet ye ne falle nocht. þet ye ne  {155} bie deseuerd fram þe felarede of gode al {} michti. þurch none euele werkes þurch none euele

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • +H+osen wið ute vampez {;} ligge in hwa {} se likeð · +I+scheoed ne slepe ȝe nawt · ne  {40} noh wer bute i bedde.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Hic non dignatus pedem Caroli osculari nisi ad os suum levaret, cumque sui comites illum admonerent ut pedem Regis in acceptione tanti muneris, Neustriae provinciae, oscularetur, Anglica lingua respondit '_ne se bi got_', quod interpretatur 'ne per deum'.

    Popular Tales from the Norse

  • I could tolerate the ne - gleft of all other branches of agriculture, in favour of breeding flieep, only in cafe one part of the inhabitants planted herbs for dying, and attended to the procefs of colouring, which would be very praflicable in the prefent ne* glefled trafts of land, and worked up the wool into various articles of manufaQure, and utility, and thus faved the kingdom the charges attending foreign importation, whilft the flocks were tended by the other part of the inhabi - tants.

    Travels through various provinces of the kingdom of Naples, in 1789

  • Bitweonen mele ne gruselie ȝe nout. nouðer frut {;} ` ne´ oðerhwat. ne ` ne´ drinken wið {} uten leaue. [f.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • I. 41) 8. ne Street, 11. 133. ne«, Providinjr, II.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Once the Court defines the term ne exeat to involve or not to involve a right of custody, all lower courts will be required to make future decisions following that interpretation.

    SCOTUSblog

  • November 12th, 2009 11: 57 am ET ne is a boring guy ... nothing to compare to Lou Dobbs.

    John King to replace Lou Dobbs

  • Yes | No | Report from peter wrote 21 weeks 22 hours ago there are quite a bit where i live in ne pa. last week we saw one in our back yard on our table

    Hello Kitty: Bobcat Takes Down Deer

  • I am finding that the road to une vie sans gêne is a l-o-n-g one!

    bibi - French Word-A-Day

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  • See example on nis.

    February 16, 2011

  • Ne. Chemical element symbol for Neon.

    December 16, 2007