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NAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nay mean? 

NAY (noun)
  The noun NAY has 1 sense:

1. a negative

  Familiarity information: NAY used as a noun is very rare.


NAY (adverb)
  The adverb NAY has 1 sense:

1. not this merely but also; not only so but

  Familiarity information: NAY used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NAY (noun)


Sense 1nay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A negative

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the nays have it

Hypernyms ("nay" is a kind of...):

negative (a reply of denial)

Antonym:

yea (an affirmative)


NAY (adverb)


Sense 1nay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not this merely but also; not only so but

Context example:

each of us is peculiar, nay, in a sense unique


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