A binary operator composite of NOT OR; negation of OR function.
Origin: nauther, from nother. Cognate with neither
a negative connective or particle, introducing the second member or clause of a negative proposition, following neither, or not, in the first member or clause (as or in affirmative propositions follows either). Nor is also used sometimes in the first member for neither, and sometimes the neither is omitted and implied by the use of nor
Origin: [OE. nor, contr. from nother. See Neither.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nor, conj. and not, a particle introducing the second part of a negative proposition—correlative to neither. [Contr. of nother=neither.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #768
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2277
The numerical value of nor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of nor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No one is going to put boots on the ground in Syria, not (French President Francois) Hollande, nor Obama, nor us.
Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed.
Neither their shots, nor their pistols, nor their threats can overcome the strength of a people who have decided to change.
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
Clearly it is a technical term. It has nothing to do with the dignity of Mexico. Like when we talk about Balkanization, neither the Serbs, nor Macedonians nor Croats get angry.
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