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I can show bands how to produce themselves. In the same way, many bands think you can't make it without some fat cat in London or New York to manage you. That's just crap. All you need is someone a bit older than you with a bit of business nous whom you trust.
Johnny Marr

Meaning of "nous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NOUS

From Greek, literally: mind.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NOUS

nous  [naʊs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nous 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 NOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

nous

Nous

Nous, sometimes equated to intellect or intelligence, is a philosophical term for the faculty of the human mind which is described in classical philosophy as necessary for understanding what is true or real, similar in meaning to intuition. The three commonly used philosophical terms are from Greek, νοῦς or νόος, and Latin intellectus and intelligentia respectively. In philosophy, common English translations include "understanding" and "mind"; or sometimes "thought" or "reason". It is also often described as something equivalent to perception except that it works within the mind. It has been suggested that the basic meaning is something like "awareness". To describe the activity of this faculty, apart from verbs based on "understanding", the word "intellection" is sometimes used in philosophical contexts, and the Greek words noēsis and noein are sometimes also used. In colloquial British English, nous also denotes "good sense", which is close to one everyday meaning it had in Ancient Greece.

Definition of nous in the English dictionary

The definition of nous in the dictionary is mind or reason, esp when regarded as the principle governing all things. Other definition of nous is common sense; intelligence.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NOUS


Bauhaus
ˈbaʊˌhaʊs
clubhouse
ˈklʌbˌhaʊs
courthouse
ˈkɔːtˌhaʊs
dollhouse
ˈdɒlˌhaʊs
farmhouse
ˈfɑːmˌhaʊs
greenhouse
ˈɡriːnˌhaʊs
guesthouse
ˈɡɛstˌhaʊs
house
haʊs
house-to-house
ˌhaʊstəˈhaʊs
Klaus
klaʊs
lighthouse
ˈlaɪtˌhaʊs
mouse
maʊs
penthouse
ˈpɛntˌhaʊs
playhouse
ˈpleɪˌhaʊs
powerhouse
ˈpaʊəˌhaʊs
spouse
spaʊs
steakhouse
ˈsteɪkˌhaʊs
Strauss
straʊs
warehouse
ˈwɛəˌhaʊs
Winehouse
waɪnˌhaʊs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOUS

nourice
nourish
nourishable
nourisher
nourishing
nourishingly
nourishment
nouriture
nourriture
noursle
nouse
nousell
nousle
nouveau
nouveau riche
nouveau roman
nouveaux
nouveaux riches
nouveaux romans
nouvelle

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOUS

anonymous
continuous
curious
dangerous
delicious
fabulous
famous
gorgeous
hilarious
humorous
miscellaneous
numerous
obvious
precious
previous
religious
ridiculous
serious
spacious
various

Synonyms and antonyms of nous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «nous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOUS

Find out the translation of nous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

常识
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nous
570 millions of speakers

English

nous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نووس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нус
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nous
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাণ্ডজ্ঞান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

UNO
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nous
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nous
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヌース
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

라인강
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

minh mân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நவுஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नऊ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

akıl
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Nous
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nous
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нус
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nous
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

nous
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nous
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nous
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nous

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOUS»

The term «nous» is very widely used and occupies the 1.913 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nous

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QUOTES WITH «NOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nous.
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Johnny Marr
I can show bands how to produce themselves. In the same way, many bands think you can't make it without some fat cat in London or New York to manage you. That's just crap. All you need is someone a bit older than you with a bit of business nous whom you trust.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOUS»

Discover the use of nous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl
Laced with practical tips, engaging sidebars, and essential observations about French women and their ways, Entre Nous is a delightful book that will help you take the best of all pages from the French girl's book---the page that reveals ...
Debra Ollivier, 2004
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Je, Tu, Nous:
First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Luce Irigaray, 1993
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Entre Nous: Thinking-of-the-other
Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) was a leading philosopher and Talmudic commentator. This book is a major collection of essays representing the culmination of Levinas's philosophy.
Emmanuel Levinas, 2006
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Chez Nous
And what does it mean, in the postmodern world, not to be at home in one's language? These are some of the questions that inform Angie Estes' brilliant new collection, Chez Nous, her first since the prize-winning Voice-Over.
Angie Estes, 2005
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Plato on God as nous
This book is the first sustained moder
Stephen Philip Menn, 1995
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A Conversational Introduction to French
Lettre. d'un. ami. Hier, le professeur a apporté en classe une lettre d'Albert Duval, qui est en Europe avec ses parents. Il a demandé à Marie Martin de lire la lettre à la classe : «Nous sommes arrivés au Havre après un voyage de six jours en ...
Edward T. Heise, Rene F. Muller, 1987
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La rue est à nous-- tous!
Edition bilingue anglais-français.
François Ascher, Mireille Apel-Muller, 2007
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Papers Relating to the Massacre of Europeans at Tien-Tsin, ...
En passant par la rue de Si-loun-tze, en face d'une ruelle donnant sur cette rue, nous aperçûmes dans la ruelle un parti de quelques dizaines de Chinois qui s' approchait déjà vers le point où cette ruelle débouche sur la rue de Si-loun-tze ; à ...
Great Britain. Foreign Office, 1871
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Plays: Chez nous ; Privates on parade ; Born in the gardens ...
A rich selection from the best of Nichols' work up to and including his award-winning Privates on Parade This volume continues the stage plays of Peter Nichols, newly revised and introduced by the author.
Peter Nichols, 1991
10
Bravo!
PASSÉ SIMPLE CONDITIONNEL SUBJONCTIF PARTICIPE PRÉSENT je crus tu crus il crut nous crûmes vous crûtes ils crurent je croirai tu croiras il croira nous croirons vous croirez ils croiront je croirais tu croirais il croirait nous croirions ...
Judith Muyskens, Linda Harlow, Michèle Vialet, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shorten's tilt to left locks him in
He should heed their electoral and policy nous; those leaders knew social progress could come only through fiscal prudence and policies that ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
2
The playlist – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ
Dark, delicious, bold-as-brass new-school techno thrillers with oodles of intensity and nous from the young Dubliners under Levon Vincent's ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
3
Fremantle defence suggests grand final likely
Dual North Melbourne premiership coach Denis Pagan believed that rather than Lyon's tactical nous, it was his ability to communicate with ... «The Age, Jul 15»
4
Trump card changes game for Republicans
“I'd tell him to get out and broaden his horizons,” said Palmer, who has previously claimed his own business nous as a virtue. Just as Palmer was successful in ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
5
10-6 includes Perez, Blatter, Ronaldo
Blatter's political nous had him successfully insulated in his position, even while FIFA has been dogged by allegations of corruption during his ... «ESPN FC, Jul 15»
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Bolton boxer Rick Godding ready to seize his British title chance
But Godding, who is also unbeaten in 22 pro fights, believes he has the nous and experience to spring a surprise. "Gary is a fighter that likes to ... «The Bolton News, Jul 15»
7
Ladies Sing the Blues review: Billie Holiday channelled by seven …
... soar to dizzy heights, Billie Holiday remains the pinnacle if understatement, emotional directness and rhythmic nous are allowed to outweigh ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
8
Greek threat to break ranks frightens EU elite
While finance ministers, often with little deep knowledge of economics but hard won political nous, were lectured by the academically and ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
9
Parlour's architects offer advice for the women who follow
She writes: "A career does not make itself, but necessitates planning, political nous, ambition and perseverance." Elizabeth Watson Brown is ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
10
Inverness Caley Thistle fall short in Romania
... their best efforts, they were denied by a home side which used all its continental nous to break up play and prevent any real flow to the match. «The National, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Nous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nous>. Aug 2019 ».
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