Definitions for NAYneɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nayneɪ(adv.)

  1. and not only so but; not only that but also; indeed:

    many good, nay, noble qualities.

  2. Archaic. no (used in dissent, denial, or refusal).

  3. (n.)a denial or refusal.

  4. a negative vote or voter.

Origin of nay:

1125–75; ME nai, nei < ON nei no

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nay(adverb)

    a negative

    "the nays have it"

  2. nay(adverb)

    not this merely but also; not only so but

    "each of us is peculiar, nay, in a sense unique"

Wiktionary

  1. nay(Noun)

    A vote against.

    I vote nay, even though the motion is popular, because I would rather be right than popular.

  2. nay(Noun)

    A person who voted against.

    The vote is 4 in favor and 20 opposed, the nays have it.

  3. nay(Adverb)

    no

  4. nay(Conjunction)

    or even, or more like, or should I say. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.

  5. Origin: From nai, nei, from nei, contraction of ne + ei. More at no.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nay(adverb)

    no; -- a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no. See Yes

  2. Nay(adverb)

    not this merely, but also; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition or substitution of a more explicit or more emphatic phrase

  3. Nay(noun)

    denial; refusal

  4. Nay(noun)

    a negative vote; one who votes in the negative

  5. Nay

    to refuse


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hey(interjection)

a shout expressing joy, or a question, or used to attract attention

Hey! What are you doing there?

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