no

no1
/noh/, adv., adj., n., pl. noes, nos, v.
adv.
1. (a negative used to express dissent, denial, or refusal, as in response to a question or request)
2. (used to emphasize or introduce a negative statement): Not a single person came to the party, no, not a one.
3. not in any degree or manner; not at all (used with a comparative): He is no better.
4. not a (used before an adjective to convey the opposite of the adjective's meaning): His recovery was no small miracle.
adj.
5. not a (used before a noun to convey the opposite of the noun's meaning): She's no beginner on the ski slopes.
n.
6. an utterance of the word "no."
7. a denial or refusal: He responded with a definite no.
8. a negative vote or voter: The noes have it.
9. no can do, Informal. it can't be done.
v.t.
10. to reject, refuse approval, or express disapproval of.
v.i.
11. to express disapproval.
[bef. 900; ME; OE na, equiv. to ne not + a ever (see AY1)]
no2
/noh/, adj.
1. not any: no money.
2. not at all; far from being: He is no genius.
3. very little; negligible: We got her to the hospital in no time.
[1150-1200; ME; var. of NONE1]

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Universalium. 2010.

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