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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Not(adj)

    shorn; shaven

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

  3. Not(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

How to pronounce not?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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

Examples of not in a Sentence

  1. Hanneke Faber:

    People will go back to big, trusted brands, they simply can't afford to spend money on products they're not sure of.

  2. Marcia Hoffman:

    I'm not saying it could never happen. I'm saying this is a pretty cutting edge, novel complaint.

  3. Administrator Neffenger:

    If you're walking around in an airport environment and you carry an access badge, there's an expectation that, at some point during any given work day, you're going to get stopped and checked – somebody's going to check your badge, somebody's going to check the things that you're carrying, they may even do a pat down, they're going to verify that you are the person that you say you are and that you're not doing anything you shouldn't be doing.

  4. Rhonda Kelso:

    We thought it was a joke, people my age and older, thought 'They're not going to do that.'.

  5. The Conservatives:

    A responsible government is a referee that ensures a level playing field so that everyone understands what is going on, and is not simply a cheerleader for projects because cheerleaders do not score goals, and for 10 years nothing got built.

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