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nos-

1.
variant of noso- before a vowel.

nos.

1.
Also, Nos.

n.o.s.

1.
not otherwise specified.

no1

[noh] /noʊ/
adverb
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.
adjective
5.
not a (used before a noun to convey the opposite of the noun's meaning):
She's no beginner on the ski slopes.
noun, plural noes, nos.
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.
verb (used with object)
9.
to reject, refuse approval, or express disapproval of.
verb (used without object)
10.
to express disapproval.
Idioms
11.
no can do, Informal. it can't be done.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English nā, equivalent to ne not + ā ever (see ay1)

No

[noh] /noʊ/
noun
1.
Lake, a lake in the Sudd region of S central Sudan, formed by the floodwaters of the White Nile. About 40 sq. mi. (100 sq. km).

[noh] /noʊ/
noun
1.
classic drama of Japan, developed chiefly in the 14th century, employing verse, prose, choral song, and dance in highly conventionalized formal and thematic patterns derived from religious sources and folk myths.
Also, No, Noh.
Also called Nogaku.
Compare kabuki.
Origin
1870-75; < Japanese, earlier noũ < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese néng ability

inter nos

[in-ter nohs; English in-ter nohs] /ˈɪn tɛr ˈnoʊs; English ˈɪn tər ˈnoʊs/
adverb, adjective, Latin.
1.
between ourselves; among ourselves.

omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

[ohm-nee-ah moo-tahn-too r nohs et moo-tah-moo r in il-lees; English om-nee-uh myoo-tan-ter nohs et myoo-tey-mer in il-is] /ˈoʊm niˌɑ muˈtɑn tʊər noʊs ɛt muˈtɑ mʊər ɪn ˈɪl lis; English ˈɒm ni ə myuˈtæn tər noʊs ɛt myuˈteɪ mər ɪn ˈɪl ɪs/
Latin.
1.
all things change, and we change with them.

tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

[tem-paw-rah moo-tahn-too r, nohs et moo-tah-moo r in il-lees; English tem-per-uh myoo-tan-ter, nohs et myoo-tey-mer in il-is] /ˈtɛm pɔˌrɑ muˈtɑn tʊər, noʊs ɛt muˈtɑ mʊər ɪn ˈɪl lis; English ˈtɛm pər ə myuˈtæn tər, noʊs ɛt myuˈteɪ mər ɪn ˈɪl ɪs/
Latin.
1.
the times change and we change with them.

domine, dirige nos

[doh-mi-ne, dee-ri-ge nohs; English dom-uh-nee, dir-uh-jee nohs] /ˈdoʊ mɪˌnɛ, ˈdi rɪˌgɛ ˈnoʊs; English ˈdɒm əˌni, ˈdɪr ə dʒi ˈnoʊs/
Latin.
1.
Master, guide us: motto of the city of London.
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British Dictionary definitions for nos

no1

/nəʊ/
sentence substitute
1.
used to express denial, disagreement, refusal, disapproval, disbelief, or acknowledgment of negative statements
2.
used with question intonation to query a previous negative statement, as in disbelief: Alfred isn't dead yet. No?
noun (pl) noes, nos
3.
an answer or vote of no
4.
(often pl) a person who votes in the negative
5.
the noes have it, there is a majority of votes in the negative
6.
not take no for an answer, to continue in a course of action despite refusals
Compare yes, aye2
Word Origin
Old English nā, from ne not, no + ā ever; see ay1

no2

/nəʊ/
determiner
1.
not any, not a, or not one: there's no money left, no card in the file
2.
not by a long way; not at all: she's no youngster
3.
(followed by comparative adjectives and adverbs) not: no fewer than forty men, no more quickly than before
4.
no go, See go1 (sense 74)
Word Origin
Old English nā, changed from nānnone1

no3

abbreviation
1.
Norway

No1

/nəʊ/
noun (pl) No, Noh
1.
the stylized classic drama of Japan, developed in the 15th century or earlier, using music, dancing, chanting, elaborate costumes, and themes from religious stories or myths
Word Origin
from Japanese talent, from Chinese neng

No2

/nəʊ/
noun
1.
Lake No, a lake in South Sudan, where the Bahr el Jebel (White Nile) is joined by the Bahr el Ghazal. Area: about 103 sq km (40 sq miles)

No3

Chemical symbol
1.
nobelium

Nos.

abbreviation
1.
numbers
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Word Origin and History for nos

no

"negative reply," early 13c., from Old English na (adv.) "no, never, not at all," from ne "not, no" + a "ever." First element from Proto-Germanic *ne (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian, Old High German ne, Gothic ni "not"), from PIE root *ne "no, not" (see un-). Second element from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see aye (2)).

As an adjective meaning "not any" (c.1200) it is reduced from Old English nan (see none), the final -n omitted first before consonants and then altogether. As a noun from c.1300. Phrase no can do "it is not possible" is attested from 1827, a locution of English-speaking Chinese noted 19c. in China, Australia and West Coast of U.S.

We repeated our advice again and again, but got no answer but a loud horse-laugh, and their national maxim of No can do: Europe fashion no do in China. ["Reminiscences of a Voyage to and from China," in "Paxton's Horticultural Register," London, 1836]
Construction no X, no Y attested from 1530s (in no peny no pardon). No problem as an interjection of assurance first attested 1963. No way as an expression meaning "it can't be done" is attested by 1968.

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nos in Medicine

No 2

The symbol for the element nobelium.

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nos in Science
No  
The symbol for nobelium.
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nos in Technology
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NOS

  1. National Ocean Service
  2. network operating system

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No

nobelium

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nos.

numbers

n.o.s.

not otherwise specified
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nos in the Bible

or No-A'mon, the home of Amon, the name of Thebes, the ancient capital of what is called the Middle Empire, in Upper or Southern Egypt. "The multitude of No" (Jer. 46:25) is more correctly rendered, as in the Revised Version, "Amon of No", i.e., No, where Jupiter Amon had his temple. In Ezek. 30:14, 16 it is simply called "No;" but in ver. 15 the name has the Hebrew Hamon prefixed to it, "Hamon No." This prefix is probably the name simply of the god usually styled Amon or Ammon. In Nah. 3:8 the "populous No" of the Authorized Version is in the Revised Version correctly rendered "No-Amon." It was the Diospolis or Thebes of the Greeks, celebrated for its hundred gates and its vast population. It stood on both sides of the Nile, and is by some supposed to have included Karnak and Luxor. In grandeur and extent it can only be compared to Nineveh. It is mentioned only in the prophecies referred to, which point to its total destruction. It was first taken by the Assyrians in the time of Sargon (Isa. 20). It was afterwards "delivered into the hand" of Nebuchadnezzar and Assurbani-pal (Jer. 46:25, 26). Cambyses, king of the Persians (B.C. 525), further laid it waste by fire. Its ruin was completed (B.C. 81) by Ptolemy Lathyrus. The ruins of this city are still among the most notable in the valley of the Nile. They have formed a great storehouse of interesting historic remains for more than two thousand years. "As I wandered day after day with ever-growing amazement amongst these relics of ancient magnificence, I felt that if all the ruins in Europe, classical, Celtic, and medieval, were brought together into one centre, they would fall far short both in extent and grandeur of those of this single Egyptian city." Manning, The Land of the Pharaohs.

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No

synthetic chemical element of the actinoid series of the periodic table, atomic number 102. Not occurring in nature, nobelium (as the isotope nobelium-254) was discovered (April 1958) by Albert Ghiorso, T. Sikkeland, J.R. Walton, and Glenn T. Seaborg at the University of California, Berkeley, as a product of the bombardment of curium (atomic number 96) with carbon ions (atomic number 6) accelerated in a heavy-ion linear accelerator. An international team of scientists working at the Nobel Institute of Physics in Stockholm had claimed less than a year before that they had synthesized the same element, which they named nobelium (for Alfred Nobel); but experiments performed in the Soviet Union (at the I.V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Moscow, and at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna) and in the United States (University of California, Berkeley) failed to confirm the discovery. The Berkeley and Dubna teams have subsequently produced more than a half dozen isotopes of nobelium; nobelium-255 (three-minute half-life) is the stablest. Using traces of this isotope, radiochemists have shown nobelium to exist in aqueous solution in both the +2 and +3 oxidation states. The +2 state is very stable, an effect more pronounced than was anticipated in comparison with the homologous lanthanoid element ytterbium (atomic number 70)

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