nay
Pronunciation Interjection
  1. (archaic) No.
Conjunction
  1. or even, or more like, or should I say. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.
    His face was dirty, nay, filthy.
Translations
  • French: ou plutôt, voire
  • German: oder sogar
  • Italian: anzi, o per meglio dire
  • Portuguese: ou mesmo
  • Russian: бо́лее того (bóleje togó), да́же
Noun

nay (plural nays)

  1. A vote against.
    I vote nay, even though the motion is popular, because I would rather be right than popular.
  2. A person who voted against.
    The vote is 4 in favor and 20 opposed; the nays have it.
  3. (archaic) A denial; a refusal.
Antonyms
  • (A vote against) yea
Verb

nay (nays, present participle naying; past and past participle nayed)

  1. (obsolete) To refuse.
Adjective

nay (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Nary.

NAY
Proper noun
  1. Abbreviation of Nayarit#English|Nayarit, a state of Mexico.

Nay
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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