American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. In no way; to no degree. Used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition: I will not go. You may not have any.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A word expressing negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition: as, I will not go; he shall not remain; will you answer? I will not. When not qualifies a verb, either individually or as the main word of a proposition, it now almost invariably follows the verb; but in forms compounded with auxiliaries, it follows the auxiliary, or the first of them: as, I think not: I do not think so; I should not have thought so. Except in elevated style, the use of not is now almost always accompanied by the use of an auxiliary: as, ‘I do not see it,’ for ‘I see it not.’ Not, spoken with emphasis, often stands for the negation of a whole sentence referred to: as, I hope not (that is, I hope that the state of things you describe does not exist).
- Shaven; shorn; close-cropped; smooth: as, a not head.
- To shave; shear; poll.
- A Middle English contraction of ne wot, know not. Also note.
- adv. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
- adv. To no degree
- conj. And not.
- interj. slang Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.
- n. Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.
GNU Webster's 1913
- obsolete Wot not; know not; knows not.
- adj. obsolete Shorn; shaven.
- adv. A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal.
- adv. negation of a word or group of words
- From Middle English not, nat, variant of noght, naht ("not, nothing"), from Old English *nōht, nāht ("nought, nothing"), short for nōwiht, nāwiht ("nothing", literally "no thing, no creature"), corresponding to nā ("no") + wiht ("thing, creature"). Cognate with Scots nat, naucht ("not"), Saterland Frisian nit ("not"), West Frisian net ("not"), Dutch niet ("not"), German nicht ("not"). Compare nought and aught. More at no, wight. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, alteration of naught, nought; see naught. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So I make it a point not to be there..not to be in that spot.”
“If I'm really evil, might I not stand back and *not* heal a party member so that I can loot a "friend's" backpack?”
“Of course this email references AR4 emails, which are clearly not deleted, since they make up the vast majority of the hacked dump, so were clearly *not* deleted...”
“My biggest fear is not that I will not be able to retire until I am 70 — it is that I will be foced to take retirement get laid-off at 55 and *not* be able to work until I turn 70.”
“I'm also not into the vampire thing at all..not one bit.”
“You stated above'' I do not sympathize with terrorists sounds like admission to me,,not denial!”
“Please note that the position of the Bush-Cheney cabal has been that anybody they detain is *not* a POW, but a, well, ... ah, ‘terrorist’, in a ..... well, not a war, except as they say itis.”
“I will say, given the almost painful descriptive attempts at the island that Congressman Johnson was making, that regardless of whether he is currently on medication or not he should *not* be actively participating in any context of duty if that is an example of his reasoning and interrogative abilities.”
“Note also that in their press release they name Amazon as their "valuable customer for a long time" not us the readers and that's a main sticking point, for Macmillan readers *are not* the customers, while for Amazon they are and that's another essential reason to support Amazon btw.”
“In his speech last night, not only did Edwards * not* congratulate O (which was seriously unprofessional), but he kept banging on the fact that he has "backbone" -- a not very subtle hint that the "lover" O doesn't have the inner fire/willingness to fight.”
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