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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"


  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)


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    no; -- a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no.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

Anagrams of NAY »

  1. Ayn, AYN

  2. any

  3. NYA

  4. yan

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