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Nitric \Ni"tric\, a. [Cf. F. nitrique. See {Niter}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with {nitrous} compounds, the element has a higher valence; as, nitric oxide; nitric acid. [1913 Webster]

     {Nitric acid}, a colorless or yellowish liquid obtained by distilling a nitrate with sulphuric acid. It is powerfully corrosive, being a strong acid, and in decomposition a strong oxidizer.

     {Nitric anhydride}, a white crystalline oxide of nitrogen ({N2O5}), called {nitric pentoxide}, and regarded as the anhydride of nitric acid.

     {Nitric oxide}, a colorless poisous gas ({NO}) obtained by treating nitric acid with copper. On contact with the air or with oxygen, it becomes reddish brown from the formation of nitrogen dioxide ({NO2}, also called nitric dioxide or nitric peroxide). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Nitroso- \Ni*tro"so-\
     (? or ?). (Chem.) A prefix (also used adjectively) designating the group or radical {-NO}, called the nitroso group, or its compounds. [1913 Webster]

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Nitrosyl \Ni*tro"syl\, n. [Nitroso- + -yl.] (Chem.) The radical {-NO}, called also the {nitroso group}. The term is sometimes loosely used to designate certain nitro compounds; as, nitrosyl sulphuric acid. Used also adjectively. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

No \No\ (n[=o]), a. [OE. no, non, the same word as E. none; cf. E. a, an. See {None}.] Not any; not one; none; as, yes, we have no bananas; -- often used as a quantifier. [1913 Webster]

           Let there be no strife . . . between me and thee.
                                                    --Gen. xiii.
                                                    8. [1913 Webster]

           That goodness is no name, and happiness no dream.
                                                    --Byron. [1913 Webster]

     Note: In Old England before a vowel the form non or noon was used. "No man." "Noon apothercary." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

No \No\, adv. [OE. no, na, AS. n[=a]; ne not + [=a] ever. AS. ne is akin to OHG. ni, Goth. ni, Russ. ne, Ir., Gael. & W. ni, L. ne, Gr. nh (in comp.), Skr. na, and also to E. prefix un-. [root] 193. See {Aye}, and cf. {Nay}, {Not}, {Nice}, {Nefarious}.] Nay; not; not at all; not in any respect or degree; -- a word expressing negation, denial, or refusal. Before or after another negative, no is emphatic. [1913 Webster]

           We do no otherwise than we are willed.   --Shak. [1913 Webster]

           I am perplx'd and doubtful whether or no I dare accept this your congratulation.  --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

           There is none righteous, no, not one.    --Rom. iii.
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           No! Nay, Heaven forbid.                  --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

No \No\ (n[=o]), n.; pl. {Noes} (n[=o]z).
     1. A refusal by use of the word no; a denial.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. A negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as, to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

no \no.\ n.
     Number; -- the number designating place in an ordered sequence; as, no. 2. [abbrev.] [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

nay \nay\ (n[=a]), adv. [Icel. nei; akin to E. no. See {No}, adv.]
     1. No; -- a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by {no}. Opposed to {aye} or {yea}. See also {Yes}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

              And eke when I say "ye," ne say not "nay."
                                                    --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              I tell you nay; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.                      --Luke xiii.
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              And now do they thrust us out privily? nay, verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
                                                    --Acts xvi.
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              He that will not when he may,
              When he would he shall have nay.      --Old Prov. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Before the time of Henry VIII. nay was used to answer simple questions, and no was used when the form of the question involved a negative expression; nay was the simple form, no the emphatic. --Skeat. [1913 Webster]

     2. Not this merely, but also; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition or substitution of a more explicit or more emphatic phrase. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Nay in this sense may be interchanged with yea. "Were he my brother, nay, my kingdom's heir." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

122 Moby Thesaurus words for "no":
     Australian ballot, Hare system, I refuse, I will not, abnegation, au contraire, aye, ballot, by no means, canvass, canvassing, casting vote, certainly not, con, contradiction, count me out, counting heads, cumulative voting, deciding vote, declension, declination, declinature, declining, denial, deprivation, disagreement, disallowance, disclaimer, disclamation, disobedience, dissent, division, enfranchisement, fagot vote, far from it, franchise, from scratch, graveyard vote, hand vote, holding back, impossible, in no way, include me out, interest, list system, nay, naysaying, negation, negative, negative answer, negative attitude, negativeness, negativism, negativity, nein, nix, no such thing, non, nonacceptance, noncompliance, nonconsent, none, nonobservance, nontransferable vote, not, not a bit, not a jot, not a whit, not at all, not likely, not really, not so, nothing doing, nyet, plebiscite, plebiscitum, plumper, plural vote, poll, polling, preferential voting, pro, proportional representation, proxy, quite the contrary, recantation, record vote, referendum, refusal, rejection, representation, repudiation, retention, right to vote, rising vote, say, secret ballot, show of hands, side, single vote, snap vote, straw vote, suffrage, the affirmative, the negative, thumbs-down, to the contrary, transferable vote, turndown, unwillingness, viva voce, voice, voice vote, vote, voting, voting right, withholding, write-in, write-in vote, yea, yeas and nays, yes


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