What does No mean?

Definitions for No

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nonoun

    a negative

    "his no was loud and clear"

  2. nobelium, No, atomic number 102adjective

    a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known

  3. no(a)adverb

    quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of

    "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time"

  4. no, no moreadverb

    referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present

    "he was no heavier than a child"

  5. noadverb

    not in any degree or manner; not at all

    "he is no better today"

  6. noadverb

    used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement

    "no, you are wrong"


  1. Nonoun

    A form of classical Japanese musical drama.

  2. Etymology: From ne + a.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Noadjective

    Let their be no strife between me and thee. Gen. xiii. 8.

    Woman and fool are two hard things to hit,
    For true no meaning puzzles more than wit. Alexander Pope.

    When we saw that they were no where, we came to Samuel. 1 Sam. x. 14.

    In vain I reach my feeble hands to join
    In sweet embraces; ah! no longer thine. Dryden.

    No one who doeth good to those only from whom he expects to receive good, can ever be fully satisfied of his own sincerity. George Smalridge, Serm.

  2. NOadverb

    Etymology: na , Saxon.

    Our courteous Antony,
    Whom ne’er the word of no, woman heard speak,
    Being barber’d ten times o’er, goes to the feast. William Shakespeare.

    Henceforth my wooing mind shall be exprest,
    In russet yeas and honest kersy noes. William Shakespeare, L. Labours Lost.

    If you will not consider these things now, the time will shortly come when you shall consider them whether you will or no. Edmund Calamy, Serm.

    I think it would not sort amiss, to handle the question, whether a war for the propagation of the Christian faith, without another cause of hostility, be lawful or no, and in what cases? Francis Bacon.

    My name’s Macbeth: ——
    —— The Devil himself could not pronounce a title
    More hateful to mine ear. ——
    —— No, nor more fearful. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Never more
    This hand shall combat on the crooked shore:
    No; let the Grecian pow’rs opprest in fight,
    Unpity’d perish in their tyrant’s sight. John Dryden, Homer.

    No not the bow which so adorns the skies,
    So glorious is, or boasts so many dies. Edmund Waller.


  1. Noh (能, Nō, derived from the Sino-Japanese word for "skill" or "talent") is a major form of classical Japanese dance-drama that has been performed since the 14th century. Developed by Kan'ami and his son Zeami, it is the oldest major theatre art that is still regularly performed today. Although the terms Noh and nōgaku are sometimes used interchangeably, nōgaku encompasses both Noh and kyōgen. Traditionally, a full nōgaku program included several Noh plays with comedic kyōgen plays in between; an abbreviated program of two Noh plays with one kyōgen piece has become common today. Optionally, the ritual performance Okina may be presented in the very beginning of nōgaku presentation. Noh is often based on tales from traditional literature with a supernatural being transformed into human form as a hero narrating a story. Noh integrates masks, costumes and various props in a dance-based performance, requiring highly trained actors and musicians. Emotions are primarily conveyed by stylized conventional gestures while the iconic masks represent the roles such as ghosts, women, deities, and demons. Written in late middle Japanese, the text "vividly describes the ordinary people of the twelfth to sixteenth centuries". Having a strong emphasis on tradition rather than innovation, Noh is extremely codified and regulated by the iemoto system.


  1. No

    No is a negative response or denial, indicating the absence or negation of something. It is used to indicate a refusal, disagreement, or rejection.

  2. no

    No is a quantitative term that signifies the absence or lack of something. It indicates the denial or negation of a concept, action, condition, or statement. It can be used to express disagreement, refusal, or negation in various contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noadjective

    not any; not one; none

  2. Noadverb

    nay; not; not at all; not in any respect or degree; -- a word expressing negation, denial, or refusal. Before or after another negative, no is emphatic

  3. Nonoun

    a refusal by use of the wordd no; a denial

  4. Nonoun

    a negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as, to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it

  5. Etymology: [OE. no, non, the same word as E. none; cf. E. a, an. See None.]


  1. no

    .no is the Internet country code top-level domain for Norway. Norid, the domain name registry, is based in Trondheim, is owned by the state-owned Uninett and operates under supervision of the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority. As of 10 May 2013 there were 583,962 registered .no-domains. Domain registrations are limited to organizations with a presence in Norway and registration at the Brønnøysund Register Centre; each organization is limited to 100 domains. In addition, individuals residing in Norway may register in the second-level domain priv.no. Other second-level domains exist for organizations of certain types, such as municipalities and schools. The strict regulations have resulted in near-absence of cybersquatting and warehousing. Management of the ccTLD was awarded to Pål Spilling in 1983, but was taken over by Uninett four years later. The 1000th domain was registered in 1995. Norid is the result of several re-organizations within Uninett, in 2003 becoming a separate limited company. Norway has also been allocated two other ccTLDs, .sj for Svalbard and Jan Mayen and .bv for Bouvetøya; neither are open to registration. Originally only a single domain was permitted per organization, and this was manually checked by Norid to ensure compliance with trademark ownership. The regulations were liberalized in 2001, when the process was automated and a retrospective dispute resolution scheme was introduced. This resulted in a boom of registrations, with the accumulated registrations exceeding 100,000 in the course of the year. Domain names may consist of the twenty-six basic Latin letters, digits and the hyphen, and beginning in 2004 three Norwegian language letters and twenty Sami language letters have been permitted. All-numeric domains were introduced in 2007 and priv.no in 2011.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. No

    nō, adv. the word of refusal or denial: not at all: never: not so: not.—n. a denial: a vote against or in the negative:—pl. Noes (nōz).—adj. not any: not one: none.—advs. Nō′way, in no way, manner, or degree—also Nō′ways; Nō′wise, in no way, manner, or degree.—No account, worthless; No doubt, surely; No go (see Go); No joke, not a trifling matter. [A.S. , compounded of ne, not, and á ever; nay, the neg. of aye, is Scand.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. NO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, No is ranked #19907 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The No surname appeared 1,349 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname No.

    78.8% or 1,063 total occurrences were Asian.
    14.6% or 198 total occurrences were White.
    3.1% or 42 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 27 total occurrences were Black.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'No' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #72

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'No' in Written Corpus Frequency: #41

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'No' in Nouns Frequency: #448

  4. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'No' in Adverbs Frequency: #325

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of No in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of No in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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