no

No is the ultimate negative: it means "not any," or "not at all," and it's also used to express a generally negative response. If there's no milk for your cereal in the morning, there's not a drop left.

A sign in a school hallway that says "No running" means that it's absolutely not allowed. And, the response, "No, thanks" when you offer your friend half of your liverwurst sandwich means that she is really not interested. You might vote no on a special ballot question about extending school to Saturdays or exclaim, "Oh no!" to express disappointment when your team loses a big game. No comes from the Old English negative, na.

Definitions of no
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adj quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of

“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”
Synonyms:
nary
(used with singular count nouns) colloquial for `not a' or `not one' or `never a'
none
not any
zero
having no measurable or otherwise determinable value
Antonyms:
some
quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity
all
quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
many
a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number
few
a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number
any, whatever, whatsoever
one or some or every or all without specification
both
(used with count nouns) two considered together; the two
several
(used with count nouns) of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many
each
(used of count nouns) every one considered individually
every
(used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception
every last
(used as intensive) every
every
each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified
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adv used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement

no, you are wrong”

adv referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present

“he was no heavier than a child”
Synonyms:
no more

adv not in any degree or manner; not at all

“he is no better today”

n a negative

“his no was loud and clear”
Antonyms:
yes
an affirmative
Type of:
negative
a reply of denial

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