from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
- adv. To no degree
- conj. And not.
- interj. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Wot not; know not; knows not.
- adj. Shorn; shaven.
- adv. A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal.
from The 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.
- Shaven; shorn; close-cropped; smooth: as, a not head.
- To shave; shear; poll.
- A Middle English contraction of ne wot, know not. Also note.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. negation of a word or group of words
Middle English, alteration of naught, nought; see naught.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)