Meaning of nor


Pronunciation: (nôr unstressed n&schwar), [key]
— conj.
  1. (used in negative phrases, esp. after neither, to introduce the second member in a series, or any subsequent member): Neither he nor I will be there. They won't wait for you, nor for me, nor for anybody.
  2. (used to continue the force of a negative, as not, no, never, etc., occurring in a preceding clause): He left and I never saw him again, nor did I regret it.
  3. (used after an affirmative clause, or as a continuative, in the sense of and not): They are happy, nor need we worry.
  4. than.
  5. (used without a preceding neither, the negative force of which is understood): He nor I was there.
  6. (used instead of neither as correlative to a following nor): Nor he nor I was there.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds which are the normal or parent forms of the compound denoted by the base words: l-norepinephrine.


Pronunciation: (nôr), [key]
  1. a Boolean operator that returns a positive result when both operands are negative.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Norman.
  2. North.
  3. Northern.
  4. Norway.
  5. Norwegian.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. north.
  2. northern.
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