NOS

nos-

variant of noso- before a vowel.
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nos.

Also, Nos.

n.o.s.

not otherwise specified.

no

1 [noh]
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:
before 900; Middle English; Old English nā, equivalent to ne not + ā ever (see ay1)

No

[noh]
noun
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]
noun
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

domine, dirige nos

[doh-mi-ne, dee-ri-ge nohs; English dom-uh-nee, dir-uh-jee nohs]
Latin.
Master, guide us: motto of the city of London.

inter nos

[in-ter nohs; English in-ter nohs]
adverb, adjective Latin.
between ourselves; among ourselves.

omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

[ohm-nee-ah moo-tahn-toor nohs et moo-tah-moor in il-lees; English om-nee-uh myoo-tan-ter nohs et myoo-tey-mer in il-is]
Latin.
all things change, and we change with them.

tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

[tem-paw-rah moo-tahn-toor, nohs et moo-tah-moor in il-lees; English tem-per-uh myoo-tan-ter, nohs et myoo-tey-mer in il-is]
Latin.
the times change and we change with them.
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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?
 
n , noes, nos
3.  an answer or vote of no
4.  (often plural) 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
 
[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 go
 
[Old English nā, changed from nānnone1]

no3
 
the internet domain name for
Norway

No or Noh1 (nəʊ)
 
n , pl No, Noh
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
 
[from Japanese talent, from Chinese neng]
 
Noh or Noh1
 
n
 
[from Japanese talent, from Chinese neng]

No2 (nəʊ)
 
n
Lake No a lake in the S central Sudan, where the Bahr el Jebel (White Nile) is joined by the Bahr el Ghazal. Area: about 103 sq km (40 sq miles)

No3
 
the chemical symbol for
nobelium

Nos. or nos.
 
abbreviation for
numbers
 
nos. or nos.
 
abbreviation for

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Word Origin & History

no
"negative reply," early 13c., from O.E. na (adv.) "never, no," from ne "not, no" + a "ever," from P.Gmc. *ne (cf. O.N., O.Fris., O.H.G. ne, Goth. ni "not"), from PIE base *ne- "no, not" (see un-). Second element from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see
aye (2)). As an adj. meaning "not any" (c.1200) it is reduced from O.E. nan (see none), the final -n omitted first before consonants and then altogether. No-no (n.) first attested 1942. No problem as an interjection of assurance, first attested 1963. Phrase no can do "it is not possible" is attested from 1914.
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Medical Dictionary

No 2

The symbol for the element nobelium.

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Science Dictionary
No  
The symbol for nobelium.
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NOS definition


Network Operating System

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no
Norwegian
No
nobelium
NO
New Orleans Saints
NOS
  1. National Ocean Service

  2. network operating system

nos.
numbers
n.o.s.
not otherwise specified
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No definition


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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