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No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.
Madeleine Albright

Meaning of "no" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NO

Old English nā, from ne not, no + ā ever.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NO

no  [nəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
No is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

No

NO, N.O., No, or No. may refer to: ▪ One of a pair of English words, yes and no, which signal confirmation or a negative response respectively ▪ One of the English determiners...

Definition of no in the English dictionary

The first definition of no in the dictionary is used to express denial, disagreement, refusal, disapproval, disbelief, or acknowledgment of negative statements. Other definition of no is used with question intonation to query a previous negative statement, as in disbelief. No is also an answer or vote of no.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NO

no biggie
no chicken
no dice
no doubt
no end
no entry sign
no fear
no fool
no go
no great shakes
no hard feelings
no holds barred
no joke
no jump
no laughing matter
no less
no little
no longer
no matter

Synonyms and antonyms of no in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NO»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «no» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of no

Translation of «no» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NO

Find out the translation of no to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of no from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «no» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

没有
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ningún
570 millions of speakers

English

no
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لَيْسَ كِذَا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

никакой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nenhum
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

না
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aucun
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...이 하나도 없는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không chút nào
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இல்லை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yok hayır
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nessuno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żaden
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жоден
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

niciun
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κανείς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ingen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ingen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of no

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NO»

The term «no» is very widely used and occupies the 86 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of no
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NO» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «no» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «no» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about no

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10 QUOTES WITH «NO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word no.
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Steve Albini
I'm not really interested in participating in mainstream culture. Participating in the mainstream music business is, to me, like getting involved in a racket. There's no way you can get involved in a racket and not someway be filthied by it.
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Madeleine Albright
No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.
3
Max Beerbohm
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
4
Walter Benjamin
He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
5
Julie Benz
Everyone else trains just as hard as well and that there really is no such a thing as overnight success.
6
Louise Bogan
No more pronouncements on lousy verse. no more hidden competition. no more struggling not to be a square.
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Suzanne Brockmann
There's no right way or wrong way to work. There's only your way.
8
Pierce Brosnan
I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment.
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Lenny Bruce
The 'what should be' never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no 'what should be,' there is only what is.
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Pat Buckley
There is no one true church.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NO»

Discover the use of no in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to no and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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No: Why Kids--of All Ages--Need to Hear It and Ways Parents ...
No. It's not just a one-word answer, it's a parenting strategy.
David Walsh, 2007
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The Mind Has No Sex?: Women in the Origins of Modern Science
As part of his attempt to secure a place for women in scientific culture, the Cartesian Francois Poullain de la Barre asserted as long ago as 1673 that "the mind has no sex?
Londa Schiebinger, 1991
3
Katy No-Pocket
Katy's distress at being a kangaroo with no pouch is quickly remedied by a kindly construction worker.
Emmy Payne, 1973
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No!: How One Simple Word Can Transform Your Life
" Answering "no" does not have to mean losing friends or jobs. Instead, it can protect time, money and well-being. This guide includes more than 40 strategies to help readers keep their resolve after saying no.
Jana M. Kemp, 2005
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No Contest: The Case Against Competition
Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.
Alfie Kohn, 1992
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No!
No! is the author's expression of hope that the playgrounds of the world, big and small, will soon become safer and friendlier for all.
David Mcphail, 2011
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Leave No Doubt: A Credo for Chasing Your Dreams
This is not just a book about hockey but a book about life, rooted in Babcock's "Leave No Doubt" credo.
Mike Babcock, 2012
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.
Judith Viorst, 1972
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No Easy Answers: The Truth Behind Death at Columbine
The author, a friend of both Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, describes the events surrounding the shootings at Columbine High School.
Brooks Brown, Rob Merritt, 2002
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No Longer at Ease
He is, however, forced to adjust his moral values and succumb to the pressures of a corrupt society. Achebe uses the 'fall' of one man, a descendent of the hero in Things Fall Apar.
Chinua Achebe, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term no is used in the context of the following news items.
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Faith No More: 'We've made bad decisions our whole career. That's …
Bottoms up: Faith No More and, er, friend (left to right) Jon Hudson, Billy Gould, Mike Patton, Mike Bordin and Roddy Bottum. Photograph: ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Priests no longer needed as digital Antarctica embraces online …
America's National Science Foundation has told Christchurch's Catholic Diocese in New Zealand it no longer needs local priests on the ice. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' Bites Off 2 Billion Twitter Impressions
Last night's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! chomped its way to 2 billion Twitter impressions – doubling the 1B impressions for 2014's Sharknado 2: ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
4
Roger Goodell says no timeline for Tom Brady decision; what's the …
Goodell said so himself on Tuesday, to Pittsburgh's TribLive.com, saying there's no timetable for a decision on Brady's four-game suspension. «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
5
Mets avoid no-hitter but not humiliation as Kershaw crushes
The Mets, no-hit June 9 by Giants rookie Chris Heston, put three balls in play in the first inning, but then had at least one strikeout in the second ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
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Eggs are no longer the cheapest source of animal protein
Anyone who hasn't noticed that eggs are getting more expensive these days either doesn't buy eggs or doesn't bother to look at prices when ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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El-Erian: China no longer global growth locomotive
"China is no longer a locomotive of global growth, and that has implications for companies. It has implications for commodities markets," ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
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Sandra Bland's autopsy shows no signs of violent homicide, Texas …
No injuries were found on Bland's hands and there were no signs of injuries to her inner eyelids or the lining of her mouth, other possible ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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Robert Allenby and caddie no longer together after mid-round …
Robert Allenby's strange 2015 took another odd twist on Thursday in Round 1 of the RBC Canadian Open. Allenby was on the par-5 13th, his ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
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[No Ice Cream For You] The Latest Version Of Google Maps Has A …
Try two more times and you'll just hear a terse "No" with each query. Go at it once more and you'll have reached your destination: angering ... «Android Police, Jul 15»

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