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Definitions of N

  1. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A measure of space equal to half an M (or em); an en. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Fourteenth letter of the alphabet. As a contraction it stands for north. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The fourteenth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Is the fourteenth letter of the English alphabet, and of a nasal articulation. After m it is silent, or nearly so, as in hymn and condemn. As a numeral it stood for 900, and with a stroke over it for 9,000. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for N

  1. 1. N S., 1854, pp. – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  2. However, as I say, they might never have named this child N or M for all she was given to hear about that. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck