Complete Definition of "nee"

see|née
English

Etymology 1
F. term|née|langfr, feminine of term|né|langfr, past participle of term|naître|lang=fr, to be born.

Alternative spellings
née

Pronunciation
IPA|/niË/, also IPA|/neɪ/

Homophones
knee

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Used when giving the maiden name of a woman.

#:Mrs Smith, nee Jones

Usage notes
As it is not a naturalised word in English, nee is often italicised.

Translations
trans-top|signifies maiden name of a woman
Czech: t-|cs|rozená|f
Finnish: t|fi|omaa sukua, t|fi|o.s.
French: t-|fi|née
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Etymology 2
Possibly from OE. term|ne||no|lang=ang.

Interjection
en-intj

  1. Geordie no, used to express no as a quantity, i.e. not any, like German term|kein|langde/Dutch term|geen|langnl/French term|rien|lang=fr. Compare with term|na.

#: Nee way man! (No way)
#: Thor's nee watter! (There's no water)


Dutch

Adverb
infl|nl|adverb

  1. no

Usage notes
Nee is used to show disagreement or negation.
:Nee, je vergist je.: No, you are mistaken.
:Nee, je mag nu geen televisie kijken: No, you may not watch television now.
Nee has a formal form, term|neen, which is archaic in spoken language, but quite common in written language.

el:nee
fa:nee
fr:nee
fy:nee
hy:nee
id:nee
it:nee
nl:nee
ru:nee
sv:nee
vi:nee
zh:nee

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