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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nor*nɔr; unstressed nər(conj.)

  1. (used in negative phrases, esp. after neither, to introduce the second member in a series, or any subsequent member):

    Neither he nor I will be there. They won't wait for you, nor for me, nor for anybody.

    Category: Function Word

  2. (used to continue the force of a negative, as not, no, never, etc., occurring in a preceding clause):

    I never saw him again, nor did I regret it.

    Category: Function Word

  3. (used after an affirmative clause, or as a continuative, in the sense of and not):

    They are happy, nor need we worry.

    Category: Function Word

  4. Older Use. than.

    Category: Function Word

  5. Archaic. (used without a preceding neither, the negative force of which is understood):

    He nor I was there.

    Category: Function Word

  6. Archaic. (used instead of neither as correlative to a following nor):

    Nor he nor I was there.

    Category: Function Word

* Usage: See neither.

Origin of nor:

1300–50; ME, contr. of nother, OE nōther=ne not +ōther (contr. of ōhwæther) either; cf. or1


  1. a Boolean operator that returns a positive result when both operands are negative.

    Category: Computers

Origin of NOR:



  1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds that are the normal or parent forms of the compound denoted by the base words:


    Category: Affix, Chemistry

Origin of nor-:

short for normal


  1. North.

  2. Northern.

  3. Norway.

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. north.

  2. northern.


  1. nor-(Prefix)

    a compound derived from another by removal of a radical, especially by removal of methyl or methylene


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