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napoleon Tweet Definition of napoleon Like Definition of napoleon on Facebook
noun 
  1. a gold coin worth twenty francs issued by Napoleon I; a twenty-franc coin
  • 1891: We had occasion some months ago to strengthen our resources, and borrowed, for that purpose, thirty thousand napoleons from the Bank of France. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Red-Headed League" (Norton 2005 p.67)
     
Nathan Tweet Definition of Nathan Like Definition of Nathan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, ) of Biblical origin; diminutive Nate
  2. an Old Testament prophet
     
nation Tweet Definition of nation Like Definition of nation on Facebook
noun 
  1. A group of people sharing aspects of language, culture and/or ethnicity.
The Roma are a without a country.
  1. A historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, and psychological make-up manifested in a common culture
The Kurdish people constitute a in the Middle East
  1. (international law) A sovereign state.
Though legally single nations, many states comprise several distinct cultural or ethnic groups.
adverb 
  1. (chiefly dialect) extremely, Extremely; very
I'm sorry for you. -- Mark Twain
     
nelson Tweet Definition of nelson Like Definition of nelson on Facebook
noun 
  1. (cricket) a score of 111, sometimes considered to be unlucky (supposedly from the belief that Lord Nelson had one eye, one arm and one leg (disputed))
    1. a wrestling hold in which a wrestler's arm is locked behind his back
     
neper Tweet Definition of neper Like Definition of neper on Facebook
noun 
  1. A unit of attenuation used in transmission line theory; equivalent to 8.686 dB.
     
Neville Tweet Definition of Neville Like Definition of Neville on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
     
Newcastle Tweet Definition of Newcastle Like Definition of Newcastle on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in northeastern England.
    1. A city in New South Wales, Australia, situated at the mouth of the Hunter River.
    2. A town in Northern Ireland.
    3. A town located in Lincoln County, Maine.
    4. A village located in Dixon County, Nebraska.
    5. A town located in McClain? County, Oklahoma.
    6. A town located in Young County, Texas.
    7. A town located in King County, Washington.
    8. A town located in Weston County, Wyoming.
     
Newman Tweet Definition of Newman Like Definition of Newman on Facebook
noun 
  1. a surname
     
Newton Tweet Definition of Newton Like Definition of Newton on Facebook
noun , (plural: Newton)
  1. newton (unit of measure)
proper noun 
  1. The name of many English places, from the Old English new settlement
  2. An English habitational surname for someone from any of these places
  3. w:Isaac Newton, Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher
     
Nicholas Tweet Definition of Nicholas Like Definition of Nicholas on Facebook
proper noun (plural Nicholases)
  1. (given name, male, from Greek). Best known for a legendary St. Nicholas, associated with Father Christmas.
     
nightingale Tweet Definition of nightingale Like Definition of nightingale on Facebook
noun 
  1. A European singing bird, Luscinia megarhynchos in the family Turdidae.
     
nobel Tweet Definition of nobel Like Definition of nobel on Facebook
adjective Nobel
  1. (misspelling of, noble)
  2. Of or pertaining to a Nobel Prize.
     
Norris Tweet Definition of Norris Like Definition of Norris on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name', meaning From the north.''
     
North Tweet Definition of North Like Definition of North on Facebook
proper noun the North
  1. The Union during the American Civil War.
  2. The northern states of the United States.
  3. The northern part of any region.
     
Norton Tweet Definition of Norton Like Definition of Norton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Any of many placenames from words meaning north and enclosure
  2. An English habitational surname from any of these places
  3. A British motorcycle manufacturer
(wikipedia, Norton (motorcycle))      
Nostradamus Tweet Definition of Nostradamus Like Definition of Nostradamus on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. French astrologer and author of prophecies
     
NU Tweet Definition of NU Like Definition of NU on Facebook
abbreviation 
  1. Nunavut (Canadian territory)
  2. Nuoro (Italian city in Sardegna)
     
nutting Tweet Definition of nutting Like Definition of nutting on Facebook
verb 
  1. (present participle of, nut)
     

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