adverb Etymology: Middle English, alteration of nought, from nought, pronoun — more at naught Date: 13th century 1. — used as a function word to make negative a group of words or a word 2. — used as a function word to stand for the negative of a preceding group of words <
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  • Not — Not, adv. [OE. not, noht, nought, naught, the same word as E. naught. See {Naught}.] A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal. [1913 Webster] Not one word spake he more than was need. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Not — [Contr. from ne wot. See 2d {Note}.] Wot not; know not; knows not. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • not — /not/, adv. 1. (used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition): You must not do that. It s not far from here. 2. U.S. Slang. (used jocularly as a postpositive interjection to indicate that a previous statement is untrue): That s a… …   Universalium

  • NOT — steht für: NOT = Negation, logischer Operator (2857) NOT ist Abkürzung von: Naczelna Organizacja Techniczna, polnische Dachorganisation technischer Berufsverbände, Nordic Optical Telescope, Kanaren …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Not — Not, a. Shorn; shaven. [Obs.] See {Nott}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • NOT — /not/, n. a Boolean operator that returns a positive result if its operand is negative and a negative result if its operand is positive. * * * …   Universalium

  • Not. — Not.     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Abbreviations     ► Abbreviation in general use, chiefly Ecclesiastical     Notitia ( Knowledge ) The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Not! — For other uses of the word, see Not (disambiguation). Not! is a grammatical construction in the English language that became a sarcastic catchphrase in North America in the 1990s. A declarative statement is made, followed by a pause and then an… …   Wikipedia

  • not — 1. adverb /nɒt,nɑt/ a) Negates the meaning of the modified verb. Well, Im not a crook. Ive earned everything Ive got. b) To no degree Did you take out the trash? No, I did not. See Also: aint, arent, cant, cannot, darent, doesnt, dont, didnt,… …   Wiktionary

  • Not — In Wikipedia, not is shorthand for What Wikipedia Is Not. Not is the general declarative form of no, indicating a negation of a related statement which it usually precedes. Not may refer to: Not!, an expression used as a contradiction, especially …   Wikipedia

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