- (Received Pronunciation): enPR: nô, IPA(key): /nɔː/
- (US) enPR: nôr, IPA(key): /nɔɹ/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)
- Homophone: gnaw (in non-rhotic accents)
- (literary) And... not (introducing a negative statement, without necessarily following one).
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
- I love your majesty / According to my bond, nor more nor less.
- 1601, Ben Jonson, Poetaster or The Arraignment: […], London: […] [R. Bradock] for M[atthew] L[ownes] […], published 1602, OCLC 316392309, Act 2, scene 1:
- Nor you nor your house were so much as spoken of before I disbased myself.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 4”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
- Nor walk by moon, / Or glittering starlight, without thee is sweet.
- 1825, Sir Walter Scott, The Talisman
- And, moreover, I had made my vow to preserve my rank unknown till the crusade should be accomplished; nor did I mention it […]
- 1797, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
- Water, water, every where, / Nor any drop to drink.
- Nor did I stop to think, but ran.
- They are happy, nor need we worry.
- A function word introducing each except the first term of a series, indicating none of them is true.
- 2013 June 22, “T time”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68:
- The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them […] is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies. […] current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate […] “stateless income”: profit subject to tax in a jurisdiction that is neither the location of the factors of production that generate the income nor where the parent firm is domiciled.
- I am neither hungry nor thirsty nor tired.
- Used to introduce a further negative statement.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
- I was about to say that I had known the Celebrity from the time he wore kilts. But I see I will have to amend that, because he was not a celebrity then, nor, indeed, did he achieve fame until some time after I left New York for the West.
- The struggle didn't end, nor was it any less diminished.
- (UK, dialect) Than.
- He's no better nor you.
nor (plural nors)
- Alternative form of
- (interrogative) who
- Nor da? ― Who is he/she?
- Ez nekien nor zinen. ― I didn't know who you were.
- Norentzat da opari hau? ― Who is this present for?
From the interrogative pronoun.
- (grammatical term, used as a modifier) (of a verb) intransitive without a dative argument
- Nor aditzak euskarazko aditzik errezenak dira. ― In Basque, nor verbs are the easiest to learn.
- “nor” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
- “nor” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
nor (only as singular, with definite article: de nor)
- nord (continental Normandy, Guernsey, Jersey)
nor m (uncountable)
- nour (regional, Moldova)
- noor (regional, Oltenia),
- nuor, nuvăr (regional, Banat)
- nuar (archaic, obsolete)
From older nuar, nuăr, from Latin nūbilum, noun use of the neuter of the adjective nūbilus (“cloudy”), from Latin nūbēs, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)newdʰ- (“to cover”). Compare Aromanian nior, Spanish nube, Italian nuvola, Friulian nûl, Portuguese nuvem, Catalan núvol.
nor m (plural nori)
- “nor”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran