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It Has 3 letters ( n o t )         1 vowels ( o )         2 consonants ( n t )         Word on the contrary ton

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English - Etymology

From Middle English _not_, _nat_, variant of _noght_, _naht_ (“not, nothing”), from Old English _*nōht_, _nāht_ (“nought, nothing”), short for _nōwiht_, _nāwiht_ (“nothing”, literally “no thing, no creature”), corresponding to _nā_ (“no”) + _wiht_ (“thing, creature”). Cognate with Scots _nat_, _naucht_ (“not”), Saterland Frisian _nit_ (“not”), West Frisian _net_ (“not”), Dutch _niet_ (“not”), German _nicht_ (“not”). Compare nought and aught. More at no, wight.

From Middle English not, nat, variant of noght, naht (not, nothing), from Old English *nōht, nāht (nought, nothing), short for nōwiht, nāwiht (nothing, literally no thing, no creature), corresponding to (no) + wiht (thing, creature). Cognate with Scots nat, naucht (not), Saterland Frisian nit (not), West Frisian net (not), Dutch niet (not), German nicht (not). Compare nought and aught. More at no, wight.

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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) * IPA(key): /nɒt/ * (US) * IPA(key): /nɑt/ * Rhymes: -ɒt * Homophones: knot, naught (some dialects)

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English - Adverb

NOT (_not comparable_) * Negates the meaning of the modified verb. * 1973, Richard Nixon. Well, I'm NOT a crook. I've earned everything I've got. _Did you take out the trash? No, I did NOT._ _NOT knowing any better, I went ahead._ * To no degree _That is NOT red; it's orange._ USAGE NOTES In modern usage, the form _do not ..._ (or _don’t ..._) is preferred to _... not_ for all but a short list of verbs (is/am/are/was/were, have/has/had, can/could, shall/should, will/would, may/might, need): * _They do NOT sow._ (modern) vs. _They sow NOT._ (KJB) American usage tends to prefer _don’t have_ or _haven’t got_ to _have not_ or _haven’t_, except when _have_ is used as an auxiliary (or in the idiom _have-not_): * _I don’t have a clue_ or _I haven’t got a clue._ (US) * _I haven’t a clue_ or _I haven't got a clue._ (outside US) * _I haven’t been to Spain._ (universal) The verb _need_ is only directly negated when used as an auxiliary, and even this usage is rare in the US. * _You don’t need to trouble yourself._ (US) * _You needn’t trouble yourself._ (outside US) * _I don’t need any eggs today._ (universal) The verb _dare_ can sometimes be directly negated. * _I daren't do that._ RELATED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

not (not comparable)

  1. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
    Did you take out the trash? No, I did not.
    Not knowing any better, I went ahead.
  2. To no degree
    That is not red; it's orange.

Usage notes

In modern usage, the form do not ... (or don’t ...) is preferred to ... not for all but a short list of verbs (is/am/are/was/were, have/has/had, can/could, shall/should, will/would, may/might, need):

American usage tends to prefer don’t have or haven’t got to have not or haven’t, except when have is used as an auxiliary (or in the idiom have-not):

The verb need is only directly negated when used as an auxiliary, and even this usage is rare in the US.

The verb dare can sometimes be directly negated.

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English - Conjunction

NOT * And not. _I wanted a plate of shrimp, NOT a bucket of chicken._ _He painted the car blue and black, NOT solid purple._ USAGE NOTES * The construction “A, not B” is synonymous with the constructions “A, and not B”; “not B, but A”; and “not B, but rather A”. TRANSLATIONS

not

  1. And not.
    I wanted a plate of shrimp, not a bucket of chicken.
    He painted the car blue and black, not solid purple.

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - INTERJECTION
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English - Interjection

NOT! * (slang, 1990s) Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically. _I really like hanging out with my little brother watching_ Barney_... NOT!_ _Sure, you're perfect the way you are... NOT!_ SYNONYMS * I don't think TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * Appendix:American Dialect Society words of the year

not!

  1. (slang, 1990s) Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.
    I really like hanging out with my little brother watching Barney... not!
    Sure, you're perfect the way you are... not!

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

NOT (_plural_ NOTS) * Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function. _You need a NOT there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip._ RELATED TERMS * NOR TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * AND * OR * NAND * XOR

not (plural nots)

  1. Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.
    You need a not there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip.

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* Ont, Ont., TNO, ton

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Albanian - Etymology

From _notoj_.

From notoj.

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Albanian - Noun

NOT m * a swim RELATED TERMS * notoj or _bën not_ to swim

not m

  1. a swim

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Aromanian - Verb

NOT * alternative form of _anot_ to swim

not

  1. alternative form of anot to swim

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Danish - Etymology 1

From German _Nut_. NOUN NOT c (_singular definite_ NOTEN, _plural indefinite_ NOTER) * (mechanics) A groove. INFLECTION

From German Nut.

Noun

not c (singular definite noten, plural indefinite noter)

  1. (mechanics) A groove.
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Danish - Etymology 2

Wikipedia da From Norwegian _not_. NOUN NOT c (_singular definite_ NOTEN _or_ NOTET, _plural indefinite_ NOTER _or_ NOT) * (fishing) A seine net. * plural indefinite of _NOT_ INFLECTION SYNONYMS DERIVED TERMS

Wikipedia da

From Norwegian not.

Noun

not c (singular definite noten or notet, plural indefinite noter or not)

  1. (fishing) A seine net.
  2. plural indefinite of not
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Danish - Etymology 3

See note. VERB NOT * imperative of _note_

See note.

Verb

not

  1. imperative of note

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Icelandic - Noun

NOT n pl (_plurale tantum_) * use DECLENSION DERIVED TERMS * koma að notum (to be of use, to be useful)

not n pl (plurale tantum)

  1. use

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Which the in categoryLOJBAN - RAFSI
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Lojban - Rafsi

NOT * rafsi of _notci_.

not

  1. rafsi of notci.

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Romansch - Alternative Forms

* (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) notg

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Romansch - Etymology

From Latin _nox, noctem_, from Proto-Indo-European _*nókʷts_.

From Latin nox, noctem, from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts.

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Romansch - Noun

NOT f (_plural_ NOTS) * (Puter, Vallader) night

not f (plural nots)

  1. (Puter, Vallader) night

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Scottish Gaelic - Noun

NOT m (_genitive_ NOT, _plural_ NOTAICHEAN) * Alternative form of NOTA.

not m (genitive not, plural notaichean)

  1. Alternative form of nota.

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Swedish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈnuːt/

  • IPA(key): /ˈnuːt/

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Swedish - Noun

NOT c * (music) note. * a short message; note. * (diplomacy) a formal message from a country to another country’s embassy. DECLENSION

not c

  1. (music) note.
  2. a short message; note.
  3. (diplomacy) a formal message from a country to another country’s embassy.

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Which the in categoryTOK PISIN - ETYMOLOGY
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Tok Pisin - Etymology

From English _North_.

From English North.

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Tok Pisin - Noun

NOT * North

not

  1. North

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Turkish - Noun

NOT (_definite accusative_ NOTU, _plural_ NOTLAR) * a short message; note Not: Seni seviyorum. PS: I love you. DECLENSION

not (definite accusative notu, plural notlar)

  1. a short message; note
    Not: Seni seviyorum.
    PS: I love you.

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