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Definition 1: a negative - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where no or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his no was loud and clear

(no is a kind of ...) a reply of denial

"he answered in the negative"

Definition 2: a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for no in the sense of this definition

(no is a kind of ...) any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

Definition 3: (quantifier) used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where no or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we have no bananas
  • no eggs left and no money to buy any
  • have you no decency?
  • did it with no help
  • I'll get you there in no time

(no is similar to ...) (used with singular count nouns) colloquial for `not a' or `not one' or `never a'

"heard nary a sound"

(no is similar to ...) not any

"thou shalt have none other gods before me"

(no is similar to ...) having no measurable or otherwise determinable value

"the goal is zero population growth"

Definition 4: used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where no or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • no, you are wrong

Definition 5: not in any degree or manner; not at all - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where no or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is no better today

Definition 6: referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where no or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was no heavier than a child

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