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Nagaland Tweet Definition of Nagaland Like Definition of Nagaland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in north-eastern India which has Kohima as its capital.
Nagasaki Tweet Definition of Nagasaki Like Definition of Nagasaki on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A large city in Western Kyushu, in Japan.
Nagoya Tweet Definition of Nagoya Like Definition of Nagoya on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Aichi prefecture in central Honshu in Japan.
Nairobi Tweet Definition of Nairobi Like Definition of Nairobi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Kenya.
Namibia Tweet Definition of Namibia Like Definition of Namibia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Southern Africa. Official name: Republic of Namibia.
Namur Tweet Definition of Namur Like Definition of Namur on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Wallonia, Belgium.
  2. The capital city of Namur.
Nancy Tweet Definition of Nancy Like Definition of Nancy on Facebook
proper noun (pluralNancys)
  1. (given name, female) derived from Ann or Agnes
Nantes Tweet Definition of Nantes Like Definition of Nantes on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in west France, in historical Brittany
Naples Tweet Definition of Naples Like Definition of Naples on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Campania, Italy.
  2. Capital city of the province of Naples.
Nara Tweet Definition of Nara Like Definition of Nara on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A prefecture in Japan.
  2. Prefecture capital of Nara.
  3. Something related with Nara area.
narrow Tweet Definition of narrow Like Definition of narrow on Facebook
verb
  1. To reduce in width or extent; to contract.
adjective (narrow, er)
  1. having a small width; not wide; slim; slender; having opposite edges or sides that are close, especially by comparison to length or depth.
a hallway
  1. (figuratively) restrictive, Restrictive; without flexibility or latitude.
a interpretation
narrows Tweet Definition of narrows Like Definition of narrows on Facebook
noun
  1. A narrow part of a navigable waterway
verb
  1. (third person singular of, narrow)
Nashville Tweet Definition of Nashville Like Definition of Nashville on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city and second largest city of Tennessee.
Nassau Tweet Definition of Nassau Like Definition of Nassau on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the Bahamas.
Natal Tweet Definition of Natal Like Definition of Natal on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A seaport and the state capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
  2. A former British colony and province of South Africa. It is now called KwaZulu?-Natal province.
Nauru Tweet Definition of Nauru Like Definition of Nauru on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Oceania. Official name: Republic of Nauru.
Navarre Tweet Definition of Navarre Like Definition of Navarre on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An autonomous community in northern Spain, once and independent kingdom of Basque origin.
  2. A part of the Northern Basque Country (France), often referred to as Basse Navarre in French, to distinguish it from the Navarre belonging to Spain.
Nazarene Tweet Definition of Nazarene Like Definition of Nazarene on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A person from Nazareth.
  2. (kat' exochen, κ~+mn~τ' ξωχήν) Jesus Christ. Usually with 'the'.
  3. Members of the Church of the Nazarene.
    • I have been a for several years, I joined the church in 1946.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Nazareth or its people.
  2. Of or relating to the Church of the Nazarene.
    • Holiness Today is a magazine.
Nazareth Tweet Definition of Nazareth Like Definition of Nazareth on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An ancient town in the Middle East, today in the state of Israel.
N'Djamena Tweet Definition of N Like Definition of N
proper noun
  1. The capital of Chad.
Neapolitan Tweet Definition of Neapolitan Like Definition of Neapolitan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (countable) An inhabitant or resident of Naples.
  2. (uncountable) The language of Naples, Italy.
adjective
  1. Pertaining to Naples.
  2. Describing an ice cream combination of the flavours chocolate, vanilla and strawberry in order. Also called neapolitan ice cream.
Neb. Tweet Definition of Neb. Like Definition of Neb. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Nebraska
Nebraska Tweet Definition of Nebraska Like Definition of Nebraska on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Lincoln.
needles Tweet Definition of needles Like Definition of needles on Facebook
noun
  1. Plural of needle.
verb
  1. First person present tense of to needle.
Negro Tweet Definition of Negro Like Definition of Negro on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) A person of sub-Saharan African descent.
    • Encyclopaedia Britannica, "negro," 11th ed., page 344,
    • : In certain of the characteristics . . . the negro would appear to stand on a lower evolutionary plane than the white man, and to be more closely related to the highest anthropoids. The characteristics are length of arm, prognathism, a heavy massive cranium with large zygomatic arches, flat nose depressed at base, &c.
      1. (archaic) A person with black or dark brown skin.
    • 1963, w:Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Luther King, w:Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Letter from a Birmingham Jail,
    • : Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself, and that is what has happened to the American . Something within has reminded him of his birthright of freedom, and something without has reminded him that it can be gained.
Negros Tweet Definition of Negros Like Definition of Negros on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island of the Philippines, located in the Visayas
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
Nepal Tweet Definition of Nepal Like Definition of Nepal on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in South Asia between China and India.
Nepalese Tweet Definition of Nepalese Like Definition of Nepalese on Facebook
noun
  1. A person from Nepal or of Nepalese descent.
proper noun
  1. The national language of Nepal.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Nepal, the Nepalese people or the Nepalese language.
Neptune Tweet Definition of Neptune Like Definition of Neptune on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Roman god of the ocean and of earthquakes.
  2. The eighth planet in our solar system, represented in astronomy and astrology by ♆.
Netherlands Tweet Definition of Netherlands Like Definition of Netherlands on Facebook
proper nounthe Netherlands
  1. A country in northwestern Europe bordering Germany and Belgium. Official name: Kingdom of the Netherlands.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the Netherlands.
Netherlands Antilles Tweet Definition of Netherlands Antilles Like Definition of Netherlands Antilles on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Autonomous territory in the Caribbean part of The Netherlands. Official name: Netherlands Antilles.
Nevada Tweet Definition of Nevada Like Definition of Nevada on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Carson City.
Newark Tweet Definition of Newark Like Definition of Newark on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Any of several place names, see
New Britain Tweet Definition of New Britain Like Definition of New Britain on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island of Papua New Guinea
New Brunswick Tweet Definition of New Brunswick Like Definition of New Brunswick on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province in eastern Canada with capital Fredericton.
New Caledonia Tweet Definition of New Caledonia Like Definition of New Caledonia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Overseas territory of France in Oceania. Official name: Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies.
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.
New Delhi Tweet Definition of New Delhi Like Definition of New Delhi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. National capital of India, located in the national capital territory of Delhi.
New England Tweet Definition of New England Like Definition of New England on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Collectively, the six states of the United States colonized by the English in the 17th century, namely Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
  2. (Australia) a region in the north of the state of New South Wales.
Newfoundland Tweet Definition of Newfoundland Like Definition of Newfoundland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A large island off the coast of eastern Canada, which, along with Labrador, composes the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
New Guinea Tweet Definition of New Guinea Like Definition of New Guinea on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A large island in the Pacific Ocean, north of Australia, whose territory is divided between Indonesia in the west and Papua New Guinea in the east.
  2. (Formerly) the northern part of what is now called Papua New Guinea, administered as a separate territory to Papua.
New Hampshire Tweet Definition of New Hampshire Like Definition of New Hampshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Concord.
New Ireland Tweet Definition of New Ireland Like Definition of New Ireland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island of the Bismarck Archipelago, a German colony from 1884 to 1921; governed by Australia from 1921 and then by Papua New Guinea from 1975 to the present day.
New Jersey Tweet Definition of New Jersey Like Definition of New Jersey on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A northeast state of the United States of America. Capital: Trenton.
New Mexico Tweet Definition of New Mexico Like Definition of New Mexico on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Santa Fe.
New Orleans Tweet Definition of New Orleans Like Definition of New Orleans on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The largest city in the State of Louisiana, United States, United States of America. It is an industrial and distribution center, a major seaport, and known for its rich cultural heritage, especially its music and cuisine. The city is on the banks of the Mississippi.
Newport Tweet Definition of Newport Like Definition of Newport on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in South Wales
  2. A city in Rhode Island
  3. A city in Kentucky
  4. Many other places of the same name
New South Wales Tweet Definition of New South Wales Like Definition of New South Wales on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the six states of Australia, situated in the south-eastern part of the continent, with its capital at Sydney.
  2. (historical) (1770 - 1850s) The original name conferred on Australia by w:Captain James Cook, Captain James Cook, and used to describe the entire eastern portion of the continent.
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
New World Tweet Definition of New World Like Definition of New World on Facebook
proper noun the new, New world, World
  1. The continents North America and South America combined
New York Tweet Definition of New York Like Definition of New York on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Albany.
  2. The largest city in New York State, and formerly the capital of the USA.
adjective
  1. Of a style, particularly of food, originating in New York.
New York State Tweet Definition of New York State Like Definition of New York State on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The State of New York. Postal abbreviation: NY. "New York State" is used more often than "New York", to distinguish it from New York City.
New Zealand Tweet Definition of New Zealand Like Definition of New Zealand on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in Oceania, to the east of Australia. Official name: New Zealand. Abbreviation: NZ or Aotearoa
  2. The islands of New Zealand, especially the North Island, South Island and nearby coastal islands.
  3. The Realm of New Zealand, including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and the Ross Dependency.
NH Tweet Definition of NH Like Definition of NH on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. New Hampshire, a state of the United States of America.
initialism
  1. nursing home, Nursing home.
Niagara Tweet Definition of Niagara Like Definition of Niagara on Facebook
noun
  1. A torrent or overwhelming flood
proper noun
  1. A river which flows from Lake Erie, over Niagara Falls into Lake Ontario
  2. A town in New York state
Nicaragua Tweet Definition of Nicaragua Like Definition of Nicaragua on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Central America; Official name: Republic of Nicaragua.
Nice Tweet Definition of Nice Like Definition of Nice on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in southeast France on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, capital of the department of Alpes-Maritimes.
  2. Nice (pronounced /ni:s/ or /naɪs/) is also a family name found in the United Kingdom, U.S.A., and other western countries.
Nicosia Tweet Definition of Nicosia Like Definition of Nicosia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Cyprus.
Nidwalden Tweet Definition of Nidwalden Like Definition of Nidwalden on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A canton of Switzerland.
Niger Tweet Definition of Niger Like Definition of Niger on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Niger.
  2. (rivers) A river in Africa that flows into the Gulf of Guinea in Nigeria.
Nigeria Tweet Definition of Nigeria Like Definition of Nigeria on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Nile Tweet Definition of Nile Like Definition of Nile on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rivers) Usually considered to be the longest river in the world, the Nile flows 6,677 km (4,150 miles) through Khartoum and Cairo in Africa into the Mediterranean Sea.
Nome Tweet Definition of Nome Like Definition of Nome on Facebook
proper noun
  1. seaport in West Alaska
  2. cape in West Alaska
Norfolk Tweet Definition of Norfolk Like Definition of Norfolk on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A maritime county of eastern England bordered by Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk and the North Sea.
  2. A language of Norfolk Island, also spelt Norfuk.
Norfolk Island Tweet Definition of Norfolk Island Like Definition of Norfolk Island on Facebook
proper noun
  1. External territory of Australia, in the Pacific Ocean. Official name: Territory of Norfolk Island.
Norge Tweet Definition of Norge Like Definition of Norge on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A brand name of major household appliances.
normal Tweet Definition of normal Like Definition of normal on Facebook
noun
  1. (geometry) A line or vector that is perpendicular to another.
adjective
  1. According to norms or rules.
Organize the data into third normal form.
  1. Usual; ordinary
Felicia baked the bread the normal way.
  1. Healthy; not sick or ill
John is feeling normal again.
  1. Pertaining to a school to teach teachers how to teach.
My grandmother attended Mankato State Normal School.
  1. (informal, pejorative towards homosexuals) Heterosexual.
We don't like your sort around here - this bar is for normal people.
  1. (chemistry) of, relating to, or being a solution containing one equivalent weight of solute per litre of solution.
  2. (physics) (Of a mode in an oscillating system) In which all parts of an object vibrate at the same frequency; See w:normal mode, normal mode
  3. (geometry) Perpendicular to a tangent line or derivative of a surface in Euclidean space.
The interior normal vector of a ideal perfect sphere will always point toward the center, and the exterior normal vector directly away, and both will always be co-linear with the ray whose' tip ends at the point of intersection, which is the intersection of all three sets of points.
  1. (algebra) (Of a subgroup) whose cosets form a group
  2. (algebra) (Of a field extension of a field K) which is the splitting field of a family of polynomials in K
  3. (probability theory) (Of a distribution) which has a very specific bell curve shape
  4. (complex analysis) (Of a family of continuous functions) which is pre-compact
  5. (set theory) (Of a function from the ordinals to the ordinals) which is strictly monotonically increasing and continuous with respect to the order topology
  6. (linear algebra) (Of a matrix) which commutes with its conjugate transpose
  7. (functional analysis) (Of a Hilbert space operator) which commutes with its adjoint
  8. (category theory) (Of an epimorphism) which is the cokernel of some morphism
  9. (category theory) (Of a monomorphism) which is the kernel of some morphism
  10. (category theory) (Of a morphism) which is a normal epimorphism or a normal monomorphism
  11. (category theory) (Of a category) in which every monomorphism is normal
  12. (Of a real number) whose digits, in any base representation, enjoy a uniform distribution
  13. (topology) (Of a topology) in which disjoint closed sets can be separated by disjoint neighborhoods
Norman Tweet Definition of Norman Like Definition of Norman on Facebook
noun
  1. A person whose ancestors are from Normandy or who resides in Normandy.
  2. A member of the mixed Scandinavian and Frankish peoples who in the 11th century were a major military power in Western Europe and who conquered the English in 1066.
  3. (rare) A Northman.
proper noun
  1. The langue d'ol variant, closely related to the French of "Ile de France" (i.e. Paris), spoken in Normandy and the Channel Islands, which influenced the development of Quebec French (until the mid 20th century), and was for several centuries the ruling language of England (see Anglo-Norman).
  2. (given name, male)
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Normandy or its inhabitants (present or past).
  2. Relating to the Norman language.
vocabulary
  1. (rare) Referring to the dialect of French spoken there.
  2. Relating to the Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans after the Norman Conquest, characterized by large arches and heavy columns.
Normandy Tweet Definition of Normandy Like Definition of Normandy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Former region of France, divided into the regions Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie.
North Tweet Definition of North Like Definition of North on Facebook
proper nounthe North
  1. The Union during the American Civil War.
  2. The northern states of the United States.
  3. The northern part of any region.
North Africa Tweet Definition of North Africa Like Definition of North Africa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. the northern part of the continent of African.
North America Tweet Definition of North America Like Definition of North America on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The continent that is the northern part of the Americas; that part east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Atlantic Ocean, north of South America and south of the Arctic Ocean, and consisting of the following countries:
Mainland
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • United States Caribbean
  • Anguilla (British dependency)
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda (British dependency)
  • British Virgin Islands (British dependency)
  • Cayman Islands (British dependency)
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe (overseas department of France)
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique (overseas department of France)
  • Montserrat (British dependency)
  • Netherlands Antilles (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  • Puerto Rico (U.S. free associated state)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (British dependency)
  • U.S. Virgin Islands (territory of the USA) Northern Atlantic
    • Greenland (a self-governing dependency of Denmark)
    Central America
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
Northampton Tweet Definition of Northampton Like Definition of Northampton on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Northamptonshire, England