無 否 不
No n.; pl. Noes
1. A refusal by use of the word no; a denial.
2. A negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as, to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it.
No a. Not any; not one; none; as, yes, we have no bananas; -- often used as a quantifier.
Let there be no strife . . . between me and thee. --Gen. xiii. 8.
That goodness is no name, and happiness no dream. --Byron.
Note: ☞ In Old England before a vowel the form non or noon was used. “No man.” “Noon apothercary.”
No, adv. Nay; not; not at all; not in any respect or degree; -- a word expressing negation, denial, or refusal. Before or after another negative, no is emphatic.
We do no otherwise than we are willed. --Shak.
I am perplx'd and doubtful whether or no
I dare accept this your congratulation. --Coleridge.
There is none righteous, no, not one. --Rom. iii. 10.
No! Nay, Heaven forbid. --Coleridge.
adj : quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count
nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack
or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs
left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?";
"did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time"
[syn: no(a)] [ant: all(a), some(a)]
n 1: a negative; "his no was loud and clear" [ant: yes]
2: a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding
curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known [syn: nobelium,
atomic number 102]
adv 1: referring to the degree to which a certain quality is
present; "he was no heavier than a child" [syn: no
2: not in any degree or manner; not at all; "he is no better
3: used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or
especially to emphasize a negative statement; "no, you are
[also: noes (pl)]
n : the number designating place in an ordered sequence [syn: ordinal
or No-A'mon, the home of Amon, the name of Thebes, the ancient
capital of what is called the Middle Empire, in Upper or
Southern Egypt. "The multitude of No" (Jer. 46:25) is more
correctly rendered, as in the Revised Version, "Amon of No",
i.e., No, where Jupiter Amon had his temple. In Ezek. 30:14, 16
it is simply called "No;" but in ver. 15 the name has the Hebrew
Hamon prefixed to it, "Hamon No." This prefix is probably the
name simply of the god usually styled Amon or Ammon. In Nah. 3:8
the "populous No" of the Authorized Version is in the Revised
Version correctly rendered "No-Amon."
It was the Diospolis or Thebes of the Greeks, celebrated for
its hundred gates and its vast population. It stood on both
sides of the Nile, and is by some supposed to have included
Karnak and Luxor. In grandeur and extent it can only be compared
to Nineveh. It is mentioned only in the prophecies referred to,
which point to its total destruction. It was first taken by the
Assyrians in the time of Sargon (Isa. 20). It was afterwards
"delivered into the hand" of Nebuchadnezzar and Assurbani-pal
(Jer. 46:25, 26). Cambyses, king of the Persians (B.C. 525),
further laid it waste by fire. Its ruin was completed (B.C. 81)
by Ptolemy Lathyrus. The ruins of this city are still among the
most notable in the valley of the Nile. They have formed a great
storehouse of interesting historic remains for more than two
thousand years. "As I wandered day after day with ever-growing
amazement amongst these relics of ancient magnificence, I felt
that if all the ruins in Europe, classical, Celtic, and
medieval, were brought together into one centre, they would fall
far short both in extent and grandeur of those of this single
Egyptian city." Manning, The Land of the Pharaohs.
No, stirring up; forbidding