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No is sometimes a misspelling of do, know, not, now or on.

The word no is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

Definition of the noun no

What does no mean as a name of something?

No is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • no: noes / nos (less preferred form)
  • No: Ni

  1. a negative
    • example: his no was loud and clear
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • antonym: yes
    • more generic word: negative = a reply of denial
  2. a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of No: atomic number 102 / nobelium
    • more generic terms: chemical element / element = 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 of the adjective no

What does no mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. (quantifier) used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of
    • examples: 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
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • antonyms: some; all
    • similar: nary; none; zero

Definition of the adverb no

What does no mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present
    • example: he was no heavier than a child
    • synonym of no: no more
  2. not in any degree or manner; not at all
    • example: he is no better today
  3. used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement
    • example: no, you are wrong

Alternative definition of the adverb no


  1. [context: largely obsolete except in Scotland] Not.
  2. [context: used with comparatives] Not any, not at all.

Other definitions of no

What does no also mean?


  1. Not any.
  2. Not any possibility or allowance of (doing something).
  3. Not; not properly, not really; not fully.


  1. Used to show disagreement or negation.
  2. Used to show agreement with a negative question.


No a.k.a. Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Until 1814, the Kingdom included the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland.


  1. No were an Australian band, active during the late 1980s. They blended electronic music with nihilistic punk rock, in a similar fashion to New York's Suicide. The band included Ollie Olsen, Marie Hoy, Michael Sheridan, and others. They released a self-titled 12" EP and two LPs; Glory For The Shit For Brains, and Once We Were Scum, Now We Are God.
  2. NO is an Anthema-tic Indie Rock Band from United States.
    • albums: "Don't Worry, You'll Be Here Forever", "El Prado"
    • official website:


  1. No a.k.a. The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
    • also known as นิวออร์ลีนส์, นิวออร์ลีน เซนต์ส, นิวออร์ลีนส์เซนต์ส, Sfinţii din New Orleans, 新奥尔良圣徒
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • nominated to Best Moment ESPY Award (The Saints defeat the Falcons 23–3 in a nationally-televised game that earns the second-largest-ever cable television audience.)
        • Best Moment ESPY Award (The Saints defeat the Falcons 23–3 in a nationally-televised game that earns the second-largest-ever cable television audience.)
        • nominated to NFL Honors - Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award
        • NFL Honors - Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award
        • nominated to Best Moment ESPY Award (Saints win the Superbowl)
        • nominated to Outstanding Team ESPY Award
        • nominated to NFL Honors - Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award
        • Outstanding Team ESPY Award
        • nominated to Shorty Award for Sports - "Saints"
        • nominated to NFL Honors - Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award
        • Shorty Award for Sports - "Saints"
        • NFL Honors - Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award
        • nominated to Shorty Award for Sports Team - "Saints"
        • nominated to Best Game ESPY Award (NFC playoff game), with San Francisco 49ers
        • Best Game ESPY Award (NFC playoff game), with San Francisco 49ers
        • nominated to Shorty Award for Sports Team - "Saints"
        • nominated to Shorty Special Award for Vine of the Year - "Steve Gleason will live-Tweet with his eyes during Saturday Night's Game."
        • nominated to Shorty Award for Sports Team - "Saints"
    • official website:
  2. No a.k.a. Neos S.p.A. is an airline based in Somma Lombardo, Italy operating leisure flights to Southern Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle and Far East, the Caribbean, Mexico and Brazil, most of which are out of Malpensa Airport.
    • also known as Neos Air, Neos Airlines, Neos SPA
    • official website:
  3. No a.k.a. Aus-Air was an airline based in Melbourne, Australia. It operated a regional airline network, linking rural communities and provincial centres in Tasmania, Victoria and southern New South Wales with Melbourne. Its main base was Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne.


No is a fictional character from the children's book Kinh Van Hoa.


  1. "No" is a song by Shakira, released as the second single from her sixth studio album, Fijación Oral Vol. 1, in late 2005. The song features Gustavo Cerati in guitar and backing vocals.
  2. "No" is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Old Man Gloom. Though the album saw a limited release during the group's May 2012 tours, it saw official wide release on June 26, 2012 through Hydra Head Records. No is Old Man Gloom's first studio release in eight years since 2004's Christmas.
  3. "No" a.k.a. "No!" is the ninth studio album and first children's album by the alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, released in 2002 on Rounder Records and Idlewild Recordings.
  4. No is a song by South African-American singer Sasha Pieterse, this is the fourth single of Pieterse and the song was released on December 10, 2013.
  5. "No" a.k.a. "... No!" is a musical album of Zentriert ins Antlitz.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  6. "No" a.k.a. "NO!!! (オリジナル・カラオケ)" is a composition.
  7. "No" a.k.a. "No..." is a musical single of Idaira.
    • released in (4 years ago)


  1. "No" is a 2012 Chilean drama film directed by Pablo Larraín. The film is based on the unpublished play El Plebiscito, written by Antonio Skármeta. Mexican actor Gael García Bernal plays René, an in-demand advertising man working in Chile in the late 1980s. The historical moment the film captures is when advertising tactics came to be widely used in political campaigns. The campaign in question was the historic 1988 plebiscite of the Chilean citizenry over whether dictator Augusto Pinochet should stay in power for another eight years.
  2. "No" a.k.a. "" is a 1998 Canadian film by director Robert Lepage. It was based on one segment in Lepage's play Seven Streams of the River Ota.
    • read more about
  3. "No" a.k.a. "No!" is a short film, directed by Aline Aparecida Da Silva Lima, Kassia Oliveira, Therezinha De Campos, Eloisa Ciricco Camargo, Aline Do Nascimento Aguiar.
  4. "No" is a 1999 short film written and directed by Dragos-Bogdan Iuga.
  5. "No" is a 2003 short film directed by Sharon Lockhart.
  6. "No" is a 2004 romance film directed by Pappu.
    • language: Telugu language
    • starring: Taraka Ratna
    • genres: Romance Film, World cinema, Tollywood
    • released on (11 years ago)


  1. No a.k.a. Nobelium is a synthetic chemical element with symbol No and atomic number 102. It is named in honor of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite and benefactor of science. A radioactive metal, it is the tenth transuranic element and is the penultimate member of the actinide series. Like all elements with atomic number over 100, nobelium can only be produced in particle accelerators by bombarding lighter elements with charged particles. A total of twelve nobelium isotopes are known to exist; the most stable is ²⁵⁹No with a half-life of 58 minutes, but the shorter-lived ²⁵⁵No is most commonly used in chemistry because it can be produced on a larger scale.
    • also known as 锘
  2. No a.k.a. Hydroxylamine is an inorganic compound with the formula NH₂OH. The pure material is a white, unstable crystalline, hygroscopic compound. However, hydroxylamine is almost always provided and used as an aqueous solution. It is used to prepare oximes, an important functional group. It is also an intermediate in biological nitrification. The oxidation of NH₃ is mediated by the enzyme hydroxylamine oxidoreductase.
    • also known as 羟胺
  3. No a.k.a. Nitric oxide, or nitrogen oxide, also known as nitrogen monoxide, is a molecule with chemical formula NO. It is a free radical and is an important intermediate in the chemical industry. Nitric oxide is a by-product of combustion of substances in the air, as in automobile engines, fossil fuel power plants, and is produced naturally during the electrical discharges of lightning in thunderstorms.
    • also known as Оксид азота
  4. No: の, in hiragana, or ノ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. In the gojūon system of ordering of Japanese syllables, it occupies the 25th position, between ね and は. It occupies the 26th position in the iroha ordering. Both represent.
  5. No is a chemical compound.
    • also known as Nao, Nope
  6. no: .no is the Internet country code top-level domain for Norway. Norid, the domain name registry, is based in Trondheim, is owned by the state-owned Uninett and operates under supervision of the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority. As of May 10, 2013 there were 583,962 registered .no-domains. Organizations with a presence in Norway and registration at the Brønnøysund Register Centre are limited to 100 domains each. Individuals residing in Norway may register in the second-level domain and, as of June 17, 2014, directly under .no. Other second-level domains exist for organizations of certain types, such as municipalities and schools. The strict regulations have resulted in near-absence of cybersquatting and warehousing.

Scrabble value of N1O1

The value of this 2-letter word is 2 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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