ne adv. Not; never. [Obs.]
He never yet no villany ne said. --Chaucer.
Note: ☞ Ne was formerly used as the universal adverb of negation, and survives in certain compounds, as never (= ne ever) and none (= ne one). Other combinations, now obsolete, will be found in the Vocabulary, as nad, nam, nil. See Negative, 2.
ne, conj. Nor. [Obs.]
No niggard ne no fool. --Chaucer.
Ne . . . ne, neither . . . nor. [Obs.]
n 1: 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 [syn: neon, atomic number 10]
2: the compass point midway between north and east; at 45
degrees [syn: northeast, nor'-east]
3: a midwestern state on the Great Plains [syn: Nebraska, Cornhusker