What does NOT mean?

Definitions for NOTnɒt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word NOT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. not, non(adverb)

    negation of a word or group of words

    "he does not speak French"; "she is not going"; "they are not friends"; "not many"; "not much"; "not at all"


  1. not(Noun)

    Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.

    You need a not there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip.

  2. not(Adverb)

    Negates the meaning of the modified verb.

  3. not(Adverb)

    To no degree

    That is not red; it's orange.

  4. not(Conjunction)

    And not.

  5. not(Interjection)

    Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.

  6. NOT(Noun)

    A unary operation on logical values that changes true to false, and false to true.

    You need a not there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Not

    wot not; know not; knows not

  2. Not(adj)

    shorn; shaven

  3. Not(adverb)

    a word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal

  4. Origin: [OE. not, noht, nought, naught, the same word as E. naught. See Naught.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Not

    not, adv. a word expressing denial, negation, or refusal.—Not in it (coll.), having no part in some confidence or advantage. [Same as Naught, from A.S. , wiht, a whit.]

Editors Contribution

  1. not

    A verb used to construct a sentence to describe an action and the words following it is the action as it is described in the context of the sentence.

    The government retirement pension payment was applicable to certain citizens within a specific age range and did not apply to people under sixty years of age at that time.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #25

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #37

Anagrams for NOT »

  1. Ont, Ont., TNO, ton


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of NOT in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of NOT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Scott Eastwood:

    No not at all.

  2. Ben Carson:

    Why not do it?

  3. Ron Perkinson:

    It's not a bar.

  4. Winner Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton:

    No, not at all.

  5. Minh Quang Pham:

    I am not guilty.

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