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Words starting with n

Word Definition
N 1. the fourteenth letter of English alphabet, is a vocal consonent, and, in allusion to its mode of formation, is called the dentinasal or linguanasal consonent. Its commoner sound is that heard in ran, done; but when immediately followed in the same word by the sound of g hard or k (as in single, sink, conquer), it usually represents the same sound as the digraph ng in sing, bring, etc. This is a simple but related sound, and is called the gutturo-nasal consonent. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 243-246.
2. (n.) A measure of space equal to half an M (or em); an en.
3. (n.) the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet
4. (n.) (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter
5. (n.) a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes
6. (n.) the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
7. (n.) a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues
n-th 1. (adj.) last or greatest in an indefinitely large series
n-type semiconductor 1. (n.) a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of electrons
N. Y. Stock Exchange 1. (n.) a stock exchange in New York
N.B. 1. (n.) a Latin phrase (or its abbreviation) used to indicate that special attention should be paid to something
N.C. 1. (n.) a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
N.D. 1. (n.) a state of north central United States bordering on Canada
N.H. 1. (n.) a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
N.J. 1. (n.) a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
N.M. 1. (n.) a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
N.Y. 1. (n.) a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
N'Djamena 1. (n.) the capital and largest city of Chad; located in the southwestern on the Shari river
na 1. (adj.) No, not. See No.
2. (n.) a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
Na-Dene 1. (n.) a family of North American Indian languages
naan 1. (n.) leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
nab 1. (n.) The summit of an eminence.
2. (n.) The cock of a gunlock.
3. (n.) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.
4. (v. t.) To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly.
5. (v.) seize suddenly
6. (v.) take into custody
7. (v.) tag the base runner to get him out
Nabalus 1. (n.) genus of North American and east Asian perennial herbs; sometimes included in genus Prenanthes
Nabalus alba 1. (n.) herb of northeastern North America having drooping clusters of yellowish-white flowers; sometimes placed in genus Prenanthes
Nabalus serpentarius 1. (n.) common perennial herb widely distributed in the southern and eastern United States having drooping clusters of pinkish flowers and thick basal leaves suggesting a lion's foot in shape; sometimes placed in genus Prenanthes
nabbed 1. (imp. v. part.) of Nab
nabbing 1. (pres. v. part.) of Nab
nabit 1. (n.) Pulverized sugar candy.
nabk 1. (n.) The edible berries of the Zizyphys Lotus, a tree of Northern Africa, and Southwestern Europe.
Nablus 1. (n.) an ancient city in the West Bank to the north of Jerusalem; the home of Jacob in biblical times
nabob 1. (n.) A deputy or viceroy in India; a governor of a province of the ancient Mogul empire.
2. (n.) One who returns to Europe from the East with immense riches: hence, any man of great wealth.
3. (n.) a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient)
4. (n.) a governor in India during the Mogul empire
Nabokov 1. (n.) United States writer (born in Russia) (1899-1977)
naboom 1. (n.) small tree of dry open parts of southern Africa having erect angled branches suggesting candelabra
nabothian cyst 1. (n.) a cyst that forms in the nabothian glands of the uterine cervix
nabothian follicle 1. (n.) a cyst that forms in the nabothian glands of the uterine cervix
nabothian gland 1. (n.) one of many small glands of the uterine cervix that secrete mucus