Nuisance

  • 1 nuisance — nui·sance / nüs əns, nyüs / n [Anglo French nusaunce, from Old French nuire to harm, from Latin nocēre]: something (as an act, object, or practice) that invades or interferes with another s rights or interests (as the use or enjoyment of… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 nuisance — is that activity which arises from unreasonable, unwarranted or unlawful use by a person of his own property, working obstruction or injury to right of another, or to the public, and producing such material annoyance, inconvenience and discomfort …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 3 nuisance — is that activity which arises from unreasonable, unwarranted or unlawful use by a person of his own property, working obstruction or injury to right of another, or to the public, and producing such material annoyance, inconvenience and discomfort …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 4 nuisance — [ nɥizɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1120, repris v. 1960, par l angl. nuisance; de nuire I ♦ Vx ou région. Caractère de ce qui est nuisible; chose nuisible. II ♦ (1936 nuisance industrielle) Ensemble de facteurs d origine technique (bruits, dégradations,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 5 nuisance — nui‧sance [ˈnjuːsns ǁ ˈnuː ] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW someone or something that causes public annoyance: • After a local jury found the noise was a nuisance, a judge ruled that the bell can no longer ring at night. • movement of… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 nuisance — Nuisance, f. penac. Incommodum, Noxa. Avec nuisance, Nocenter. Sans nuisance, Innocenter …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 Nuisance — Nui sance, n. [OE. noisance, OF. noisance, nuisance, fr. L. nocentia guilt, fr. nocere to hurt, harm; akin to necare to kill. Cf {Necromancy}, {Nocent}, {Noxious}, {Pernicious}.] That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 nuisance — (n.) c.1400, injury, hurt, harm, from Anglo Fr. nusaunce, O.Fr. nuisance harm, wrong, damage, from pp. stem of nuire to harm, from L. nocere to hurt (see NOXIOUS (Cf. noxious)). Sense has softened over time, to anything obnoxious to a community… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 Nuisance — (engl., spr. njūßens), Beeinträchtigung, etwas die Nachbarschaft oder die Allgemeinheit Belästigendes …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 nuisance — [n] annoyance; annoying person besetment, blister, bore, bother, botheration, botherment, bum*, creep, drag*, drip*, exasperation, frump, gadfly, headache*, inconvenience, infliction, insect*, irritant, irritation, louse, nag*, nudge*, offense,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 nuisance — ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance. ORIGIN Old French, hurt , from Latin nocere to harm …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 nuisance — [no͞o′səns, nyo͞o′səns] n. [ME nusance < OFr < nuisir, noisir < L nocere, to annoy: see NECRO ] 1. an act, condition, thing, or person causing trouble, annoyance, or inconvenience 2. Law a use of one s property that causes danger or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 Nuisance — For the 1921 film, see The Nuisance. For statistics, see Nuisance parameter. Nuisance (also spelled nocence, through Fr. noisance, nuisance, from Lat. nocere, to hurt ) is a common law tort. It means that which causes offence, annoyance, trouble… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 NUISANCE — The owner or person in possession of land is not at liberty to use it as he pleases. Land, even if unencumbered, may not be used in such manner as to harm or disturb one s neighbors. Any neighbor can require the offending landowner to abate the… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 15 nuisance — n. 1) to cause, create a nuisance 2) to make a nuisance of oneself 3) a confounded, damned, perpetual nuisance 4) a public nuisance 5) a nuisance to 6) a nuisance to + inf. (it was a nuisance to move during the semester) 7) a nuisance that (it s… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 Nuisance — La nuisance caractérise généralement un fait (une source) perceptible, provoquant une souffrance vécue et subie. Le bruit est la première source de plaintes dans de nombreux pays. D’autres nuisances communes sont l’exposition à la poussière, à… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 17 nuisance — 01. Your dog is becoming a real [nuisance]; it chases after every car that drives by. 02. It s such a [nuisance] to have to write a report at the end of every session. 03. The weeds are really becoming a [nuisance] in the lake. They are killing… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 nuisance — /nooh seuhns, nyooh /, n. 1. an obnoxious or annoying person, thing, condition, practice, etc.: a monthly meeting that was more nuisance than pleasure. 2. Law. something offensive or annoying to individuals or to the community, esp. in violation… …

    Universalium

  • 19 nuisance — nui|sance S3 [ˈnju:səns US ˈnu: ] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Anglo French; Origin: nusaunce, from Old French nuisir to harm ] 1.) [C usually singular] a person, thing, or situation that annoys you or causes problems a real/awful/terrible etc nuisance… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 nuisance */ — UK [ˈnjuːs(ə)ns] / US [ˈnusəns] noun Word forms nuisance : singular nuisance plural nuisances 1) a) [countable, usually singular] something that is annoying and is a continuing problem The bugs in the software were a nuisance. What a nuisance… …

    English dictionary