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Definition of "no" [no•no.]

  • Used to express refusal, denial, disbelief, emphasis, or disagreement: No, I'm not going. No, you're wrong. (adverb)
  • Not at all; not by any degree. Often used with the comparative: no better; no more. (adverb)
  • Not: whether or no. (adverb)
  • A negative response; a denial or refusal: The proposal produced only noes. (noun)
  • A negative vote or voter. (noun)
  • Used to express denial, disagreement, refusal, disapproval, disbelief, or acknowledgment of negative statements

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Used with question intonation to query a previous negative statement, as in disbelief
  • An answer or vote of no (noun)
  • A person who votes in the negative (noun)

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Use "no" in a sentence
  • "In the words of LaBeouf, he should have just said…..no no no no No No No NO NO NO No no."
  • "I had a man rear end my car..no insurance, no driver's license and no green card!"
  • "DrDon, as you no doubt know, the time it takes current immigrants to learn english is no different than it was at the beginning of the 20th century. and we got all kinds of funny signs in NYC -- ¡no hay problema, chico!"