(noun, adjective, adverb, particle, determiner)


1. (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?

Similar word(s): nary, none, zero


1. referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present

- he was no heavier than a child

2. not in any degree or manner; not at all

- he is no better today

3. used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement

- no, you are wrong

Sentences with no as an adverb:

- I just want to find out whether she's coming or no.


1. Not any.

- no one

- There is no water left.

- No hot dogs were sold yesterday.

2. Not any possibility or allowance of (doing something).

- No smoking

- There's no stopping her once she gets going.

3. Not (a); not properly, not really; not fully.

- My mother's no fool.

- Working nine to five every day is no life.


1. a negative

- his no was loud and clear

Definition categories: communication, negative

2. a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known

Similar word(s): nobelium

Definition categories: substance, element

Sentences with no as a noun:

- The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and one "no".


1. Used to show disagreement or negation.

- No, you are mistaken.

- No, you may not watch television now.

2. Used to show agreement with a negative question.

- "Don’t you like milk?" "No" (i.e., "No, I don’t like milk.")

3. (colloquial) Used to show emphatic agreement, always followed by a positive word or phrase.

- No, totally.

- No, yeah, that's exactly right.