English dictionary


no |noʊ| — a negative

no-go |ˈnoʊ ɡoʊ| — not functioning properly or in suitable condition for proceeding

no-good |ˌnəʊˈɡʊd| — without merit; of little or no value or use

no-nonsense |ˈnoʊˈnɑnsens| — not tolerating irrelevancies

no-show |ˌnəʊˈʃəʊ| — a guest who fails to notify a hotel or restaurant when canceling a reservation

no-trump |ˈnəʊˈtrʌmp| — a version of contract bridge in which no suit is designated as trump for the duration of the hand

Noah |ˈnoʊə| — the Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rain; the story of Noah and the flood is told in the Book of Genesis

nob |nɑːb| — informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person

nobble |ˈnɑːbl| — deprive of by deceit

nobility |noʊˈbɪləti| — a privileged class holding hereditary titles

noble |ˈnoʊbl| — a titled peer of the realm

noble-minded |ˈmaɪndɪd| — of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

noble-mindedness |ˌnoʊbl ˈmaɪndɪdnəs| — elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued

nobleman |ˈnoʊblmən| — a titled peer of the realm

nobleness |ˈnəʊblnɪs| — the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct

noblesse |noʊˈbles| — the state of being of noble birth

noblewoman |ˈnoʊblwʊmən| — a woman of the peerage in Britain

nobly |ˈnoʊbli| — in a noble manner

nobody |ˈnoʊbədi| — a person of no influence

nocent  — having a tendency to cause harm

nock |ˈnɑːk| — make small marks into the surface of

noctambulism  — walking by a person who is asleep

noctambulist |nɒkˈtæmbjʊlɪst| — someone who walks about in their sleep

nocturnal |nɑːkˈtɜːrnl| — belonging to or active during the night

nocturne |ˈnɑːktɜːrn| — a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)

nod |nɑːd| — a sign of assent or salutation or command

noddle |ˈnɑːdl| — an informal British expression for head or mind

node |noʊd| — a connecting point at which several lines come together

nodular |ˈnɑːdʒələr| — having nodules or occurring in the form of nodules

nodulated |ˈnɒdjʊleɪtɪd| — having nodules or occurring in the form of nodules

nodule |ˈnɑːdʒuːl| — a small node

nodulose  — having minute nodules

Noel |noʊˈel| — period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6

noetic |noʊˈetɪk| — of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind

nog |nɑːɡ| — a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

noggin |ˈnɒɡɪn| — informal terms for a human head

nohow |ˈnoʊhaʊ| — in no manner; in no way

noise |nɔɪz| — sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

noiseless |ˈnɔɪzləs| — making no sound

noiselessly |ˈnɔɪzləsli| — without a sound

noisily |ˈnɔɪzɪli| — with much noise or loud and unpleasant sound

noisiness |ˈnɔɪzinəs| — the auditory effect characterized by loud and constant noise

noisome |ˈnɔɪsəm| — causing or able to cause nausea

noisy |ˈnɔɪzi| — attracting attention by showiness or bright colors

nomad |ˈnoʊmæd| — a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons

nomadic |noʊˈmædɪk| — migratory

nomenclature |nəˈmenklətʃər| — a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline

nominal |ˈnɑːmɪnl| — a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb

nominalism |ˈnɑːməˌnlɪzəm| — (philosophy) the doctrine that the various objects labeled by the same term have nothing in common but their name

nominally |ˈnɑːmɪnəli| — in name only

nominate |ˈnɑːmɪneɪt| — propose as a candidate for some honor

nomination |ˌnɑːmɪˈneɪʃn| — the act of officially naming a candidate

nominative |ˈnɑːmɪnətɪv| — the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb

nominator |ˈnɒmɪneɪtə| — someone who proposes a candidate for appointment or election

nominee |ˌnɑːmɪˈniː| — a politician who is running for public office

non-conducting |ˈnɒnkənˈdʌktɪŋ| — not able to conduct heat or electricity or sound

non-proliferation |nɑːnprəlɪfəˈreɪʃən| — the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons)

non-resistant |ˌnɒnrɪˈzɪstənt| — a reformer who believes in passive resistance

nonacceptance  — the act of refusing an offer

nonaddictive  — not causing or characterized by addiction

nonage |ˈnoʊnɪdʒ| — any age prior to the legal age

nonalcoholic |ˌnɑːˌnælkəˈhɑːlɪk| — characterized by the absence of alcohol

nonaligned |ˈnɑːnəˌlaɪnd| — not affiliated with any faction, party, or cause

nonalignment |ˌnɒnəˈlaɪnmənt| — people (or countries) who are not aligned with other people (or countries) in a pact or treaty

nonappearance  — failure to appear (especially as at court)

nonattendance  — the failure to attend

nonbeliever |ˌnɑːnbəˈliːvər| — someone who refuses to believe (as in a divinity)

nonce |nɑːns| — the present occasion

nonchalance |ˌnɑːnʃəˈlɑːns| — the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern

nonchalant |ˌnɑːnʃəˈlɑːnt| — marked by blithe unconcern

noncom  — a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel

noncombatant |ˌnɑnkəmˈbætənt| — a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)

noncommercial |ˈnɑːnkəˈmɝːʃəl| — not connected with or engaged in commercial enterprises

noncommittal |ˌnɑnkəˈmɪt̬əl| — refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like

noncommunicable  — (of disease) not capable of being passed on

noncompliance |ˌnɑːnkəmˈplaɪəns| — the failure to obey

noncompliant  — a person who refuses to comply

nonconducting  — not able to conduct heat or electricity or sound

nonconductor |ˌnɒnkənˈdʌktər| — a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity

nonconformance  — a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs

nonconforming  — not conforming to established customs or doctrines especially in religion

nonconformist |ˌnɑːnkənˈfɔːrmɪst| — a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England

nonconformity |ˌnɑːnkənˈfɔːrmɪti| — lack of harmony or correspondence

nondescript |ˈnɑːndɪskrɪpt| — a person is not easily classified and not very interesting

none |nʌn| — a canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise

nonentity |nɑːˈnentəti| — the state of not existing

nones |noʊnz| — the fifth of the seven canonical hours; about 3 p.m.

nonessential |ˌnɑːnəˈsentʃəl| — anything that is not essential

nonesuch |ˈnʌnˈsətʃ| — model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

nonetheless |ˌnʌnðəˈles| — despite anything to the contrary (usually preceding a concession)

nonexistence  — the state of not existing

nonexistent |ˌnɑnɪɡˈzɪstənt| — not having existence or being or actuality

nonfeasance |nɒnˈfiːz(ə)ns| — a failure to act when under an obligation to do so; a refusal (without sufficient excuse) to do that which it is your legal duty to do

nonfiction |nanˈfɪkʃən| — prose writing that is not fictional

nonflammable |nɑnˈflæməbəl| — impossible to ignite

noninvasive  — relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity

nonlinear |nanˈlɪˌniər| — designating or involving an equation whose terms are not of the first degree

nonmember |nanˈmembər| — a person who is not a member

nonmetal  — a chemical element lacking typical metallic properties

nonobjective  — not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

nonobservance |ˌnɒnəbˈzɝːvəns| — a lack of conformity with law or custom or practice etc.

nonpareil |ˌnɑːnpəˈrel| — model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

nonpartisan |nanˈpɑːrtəzən| — a person who is nonpartisan

nonpayment |nanˈpeɪmənt| — act of failing to meet a financial obligation

nonplus |nɒnˈplʌs| — be a mystery or bewildering to

nonplussed |ˌnɑːnˈplʌst| — filled with bewilderment

nonproductive |ˌnɑːnprəˈdəktɪv| — not directly productive

nonprofit |nɑnˈprɑfɪt| — an organization chartered for other than profit-making activities

nonproliferation |ˌnɑnprəˌlɪfəˈreɪʃən| — the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons)

nonrenewable |nanriˈnuːəbəl| — that can not be renewed

nonresident |nanˈrezədənt| — someone who does not live in a particular place

nonresistance  — group refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence

nonresistant  — (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with

nonrigid  — designating an airship having a shape maintained only by internal gas pressure and without a supporting structure

nonsense |ˈnɑːnsens| — a message that seems to convey no meaning

nonsensical |nɑːnˈsensɪkl| — so unreasonable as to invite derision

nonsignificant  — attributable to chance

nonskid  — designed to reduce or prevent skidding

nonsmoker |nɑnˈsmoʊkər| — a person who does not smoke tobacco

nonstandard |nɑnˈstændərd| — not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community

nonstarter |nanˈstɑːrtər| — a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

nonstick |nanˈstɪk| — (of surfaces especially of cooking utensils) permitting easy removal of adherent food particles

nonstop |ˈnɑːnˈstɑːp| — a flight made without intermediate stops between source and destination

nonsuch |ˈnʌnsʌtʃ| — model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

nontoxic |nanˈtɑːksɪk| — safe to eat

nontraditional |ˌnɑːntrəˈdɪʃənəl| — not conforming to or in accord with tradition

nonunion |naˈnjuːnjən| — not belonging to or not allowing affiliation with a trade union

nonverbal |nanˈvɝːbəl| — being other than verbal communication

nonviolence |nɑnˈvɑɪələns| — peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate

nonviolent |nɑnˈvɑɪələnt| — achieved without bloodshed

noodle |ˈnuːdl| — a ribbonlike strip of pasta

nook |nʊk| — a sheltered and secluded place

noon |nuːn| — the middle of the day

noonday |ˈnuːndeɪ| — the middle of the day

noontide |ˈnuːntaɪd| — the middle of the day

noose |nuːs| — a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose

nopal |ˈnəʊpəl| — cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits

Nordic |ˈnɔːrdɪk| — the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland

noria |ˈnɔːrɪə| — a water wheel with buckets attached to the rim; used to raise water for transfer to an irrigation channel

norm |nɔːrm| — a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical

normal |ˈnɔːrml| — something regarded as a normative example

normalcy |ˈnɔːrməlsi| — being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning

normality |nɔːrˈmæləti| — being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning

normalization |ˌnɔːrmələˈzeɪʃn| — the imposition of standards or regulations

normalize |ˈnɔːrməlaɪz| — become normal or return to its normal state

normally |ˈnɔːrməli| — under normal conditions

Norman |ˈnɔːrmən| — United States operatic soprano (born in 1945)

normative |ˈnɔːrmətɪv| — relating to or dealing with norms

Norn |nɔːrn| — (Norse mythology) any of the three goddesses of destiny; identified with Anglo-Saxon Wyrd; similar to Greek Moirae and Roman Parcae

Norse |nɔːrs| — an inhabitant of Scandinavia

Norseman |ˈnɔːsmən| — a native or inhabitant of Norway

north |nɔːrθ| — the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line

north-east |ˌnɔːrˈθiːst| — to, toward, or in the northeast

north-polar |ˈnɔːθˈpəʊlə| — of or relating to the Arctic

north-west |ˌnɔːrˈθwest| — to, toward, or in the northwest

northeast |ˌnɔːrˈθiːst| — the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees

northeaster |nɔːrθˈiːstər| — a storm blowing from the northeast

northeasterly |ˌnɔːrˈθiːstərli| — coming from the northeast

northeastern |ˌnɔːrˈθiːstərn| — situated in or oriented toward the northeast

northeastward |ˌnɔːrˈθiːstwərd| — the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees

northeastwardly  — in a northeastward direction

norther |ˈnɔːrðər| — a wind that blows from the north

northerly |ˈnɔːrðərli| — a wind that blows from the north

northern |ˈnɔːrðərn| — a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans

northerner |ˈnɔːrðənər| — an inhabitant of the North

northernmost |ˈnɔːrðərnmoʊst| — situated farthest north

Northland |ˈnɔːrθˌlænd| — any region lying in or toward the north

Northman |ˈnɔːrθmən| — an inhabitant of Scandinavia

northward |ˈnɔːrθwərd| — the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees

northwards |ˈnɔːrθwədz| — in a northern direction

northwest |ˌnɔrθˈwest| — the northwestern region of the United States

northwester |nɔːrθˈwestər| — a wind from the northwest

northwesterly |ˌnɔːrˈθwestərli| — coming from the northwest

northwestern |ˌnɔːrˈθwestərn| — situated in or oriented toward the northwest

northwestward |ˈnɔːθˈwestwəd| — the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees

norway |ˈnɔˌrwe| — a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905

Norwegian |ˌnɔˈrwiːdʒən| — a native or inhabitant of Norway

nose |noʊz| — the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals

nose out |noʊz ˈaʊt| — recognize or detect by or as if by smelling

nosebag |ˈnoʊzbæɡ| — a canvas bag that is used to feed an animal (such as a horse); covers the muzzle and fastens at the top of the head

noseband |ˈnoʊzbænd| — a strap that is the part of a bridle that goes over the animal's nose

nosebleed |ˈnoʊzbliːd| — bleeding from the nose

nosed |noʊzd| — having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind

nosedive |ˈnoʊzdaɪv| — a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline

nosegay |ˈnoʊzɡeɪ| — an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

noseless |ˈnəʊzlɪs| — having no nose

nosepiece |ˈnoʊzˌpiːs| — armor plate that protects the nose

nosey |ˈnoʊzi| — offensively curious or inquisitive

nosh-up |ˈnɒʃ ʌp| — a large satisfying meal

nosology |noʊˈsɑːlədʒi| — the branch of medical science dealing with the classification of disease

nostalgia |nəˈstældʒə| — longing for something past

nostalgic |nəˈstældʒɪk| — unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons

nostril |ˈnɑːstrəl| — either one of the two external openings to the nasal cavity in the nose

nostrum |ˈnɑːstrəm| — hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists

nosy |ˈnoʊzi| — offensively curious or inquisitive

not |nɑːt| — negation of a word or group of words

not-for-profit  — an organization chartered for other than profit-making activities

notability |ˌnoʊtəˈbɪlɪti| — a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

notable |ˈnoʊtəbl| — a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

notably |ˈnoʊtəbli| — especially; in particular

notarize |ˈnoʊtəraɪz| — authenticate as a notary

notary |ˈnoʊtəri| — someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions

notate |nəʊˈteɪt| — put into notation, as of music or choreography

notation |noʊˈteɪʃn| — a technical system of symbols used to represent special things

notch |nɑːtʃ| — a V-shaped indentation

notched |ˈnɑːtʃt| — notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex

note |noʊt| — a brief written record

notebook |ˈnoʊtbʊk| — a book with blank pages for recording notes or memoranda

notecase |ˈnoʊtkeɪs| — a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money

noted |ˈnoʊtɪd| — widely known and esteemed

notepad |ˈnoʊtpæd| — a pad of paper for keeping notes

notepaper |ˈnoʊtpeɪpər| — writing paper intended for writing short notes or letters

noteworthy |ˈnoʊtwɜːrði| — worthy of attention because interesting, significant, or unusual

nothing |ˈnʌθɪŋ| — a quantity of no importance

nothingness |ˈnʌθɪŋnəs| — the state of nonexistence

notice |ˈnoʊtɪs| — an announcement containing information about an event

noticeable |ˈnoʊtɪsəbl| — capable of being detected

noticeably |ˈnoʊtɪsəbli| — in a noticeable manner

noticed |ˈnoʊtɪst| — being perceived or observed

notifiable |ˈnoʊtɪfaɪəbl| — requiring that official notification be given

notification |ˌnoʊtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative

notify |ˈnoʊtɪfaɪ| — inform (somebody) of something

notion |ˈnoʊʃn| — a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

notional |ˈnoʊʃənl| — not based on fact; existing only in the imagination

notoriety |ˌnoʊtəˈraɪəti| — the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality

notorious |noʊˈtɔːriəs| — known widely and usually unfavorably

notoriously |noʊˈtɔːriəsli| — to a notorious degree

notwithstanding |ˌnɑːtwɪθˈstændɪŋ| — despite anything to the contrary (usually preceding a concession)

nougat |ˈnuːɡət| — nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste

nought |nɔːt| — a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number

noun |naʊn| — a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action

nourish |ˈnɜːrɪʃ| — provide with nourishment

nourished |ˈnɜːrɪʃt| — being provided with adequate nourishment

nourishing |ˈnɜːrɪʃɪŋ| — of or providing nourishment

nourishment |ˈnɜːrɪʃmənt| — a source of materials to nourish the body

nous |naʊs| — common sense

nova |ˈnoʊvə| — a star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and becomes more luminous in the process

novation |noʊˈveɪʃən| — (law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a contract with the consent of the remaining party

novel |ˈnɑːvl| — an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story

novelette |ˌnɑːvəˈlet| — a short novel

novelise |ˈnɑːvəlaɪz| — convert into the form or the style of a novel

novelist |ˈnɑːvəlɪst| — one who writes novels

novelize |ˈnɑːvəlaɪz| — convert into the form or the style of a novel

novella |nəˈvelə| — a short novel

novelty |ˈnɑːvlti| — originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel

November |noʊˈvembər| — the month following October and preceding December

novice |ˈnɑːvɪs| — someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows

noviciate |nəˈvɪʃɪət| — the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)

novitiate |noʊˈvɪʃiət| — the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)

now |naʊ| — the momentary present

nowadays |ˈnaʊədeɪz| — the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech

nowhere |ˈnoʊwer| — an insignificant place

nowise |ˈnoʊwaɪz| — in no manner

noxious |ˈnɑːkʃəs| — injurious to physical or mental health

noxiousness |ˈnɒkʃəsnəs| — the quality of being noxious

nozzle |ˈnɑːzl| — a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged