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Pertaining to noon; meridional. Milton.

NOON'TIDE, n. [See Tide, which signifies time.]

The time of noon; mid-day. Shak.

NOOSE, n. [nooz; Ir. nas, a band or tie; nasgaim, to bind or tie.]

A running knot, which binds the closer the more it is drawn. Where the hangman does dispose. / To special friend the knot of noose. Hudibras.

NOOSE, v.t. [nooz.]

To tie in a noose; to catch in a noose; to entrap; to insnare.

NOOS'ED, pp.

Caught in a noose.

NO'PAL, n.

A plant of the genus Cactus, from which the cochineal is collected in Mexico; Indian fig or raquette. The fruit resembles a fig. Encyc.

NOPE, n.

A provincial name for the bullfinch or red-tail. Eng. Dict.

NOR, conj. [connective. ne and or.]

  1. A word that denies or render negative the second or subsequent part of a proposition, or a proposition following another negative proposition; correlative to neither or not. I neither love nor fear thee. Shak. Fight neither with small nor great. 1 Kings xxii. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard. 1 Cor. ii.
  2. Nor sometimes begins a sentence, but in this case a negative proposition has preceded it in the foregoing sentence.
  3. In some cases, usually in poetry, neither is omitted, and the negation which it would express is included in nor. Simois nor Xanthus shall be wanting there. Dryden. That is, neither Simois nor Xanthus.
  4. Sometimes in poetry, nor is used for neither, in the first part of the proposition. I whom nor avarice nor pleasures move. Walsh.

NORM'AL, a. [L. normalis, from norma, a square, a rule.]

  1. According to square or rule; perpendicular; forming right angle.
  2. According to a rule or principle.
  3. Relating to rudiments or elements; teaching rudiment or first principles; as, normal schools in France.


Pertaining to Normandy; as, the Norman language.

NOR'MAN, n.1

In seamen's language, a short wooden bar to be thrust into a hole of the windlass, on which to fasten the cable. Mar. Dict.

NOR'MAN, n.2 [north-man or nord-man.]

A Norwegian, or a native of Normandy.


In Scandinavian mythology, the three Fates, past, present, and future, whose decrees were irrevocable.

NOR'ROY, n. [north and roy, north king.]

The title of the third of the three kings at arms or provincial heralds. Burke.


A name for the language of Norway.


Being in the north; as, the north polar star.

NORTH, n. [Sax. north; G. Sw. and Dan. nord; D. noord; It. norte; Fr. nord; Arm. id; Sp. nord, the north wind and norte, north, the arctic pole, and a rule or guide. I know not the origin of this word, nor its primary sense may have been applied first to the pole star, or to the wind, like Boreas.]

One of the cardinal points, being that point of the horizon which is directly opposite to the sun in the meridian, on the left hand when we stand with the face to the east; or it is that point of intersection of the horizon and meridian which is nearest our pole. Cyc.


Pertaining to the northeast, or proceeding from that point; as, a northeast wind.


The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each.


Being toward the north, or nearer toward the north than to any other cardinal point. [We use this word and northern with considerable latitude.]


  1. Toward the north; as, to sail northerly.
  2. In a northern direction; as, a course northerly.
  3. Proceeding from a northern point.


  1. Being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.
  2. In a direction toward the north, or a point near it; as, to steer a northern course.


One a native or resident in the north; in the United States, opposed to southerner.


Toward the north. [Not used.] Hakewill.


Situated at the point furthest north.