What does nor mean?

Definitions for nornɔr; unstressed nər

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  1. NOR(Noun)

    A binary operator composite of NOT OR; negation of OR function.

  2. Origin: nauther, from nother. Cognate with neither

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nor

    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

  2. Origin: [OE. nor, contr. from nother. See Neither.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nor

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #768

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2277


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni:

    No one is going to put boots on the ground in Syria, not (French President Francois) Hollande, nor Obama, nor us.

  2. Herodotus:

    Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed.

  3. Miguel Pizarro:

    Neither their shots, nor their pistols, nor their threats can overcome the strength of a people who have decided to change.

  4. Herodotus:

    Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

  5. Pope Francis:

    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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