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NaN Tweet Definition of NaN Like Definition of NaN on Facebook
initialism 
  1. (computing) not a number
     
Nancy Tweet Definition of Nancy Like Definition of Nancy on Facebook
proper noun (plural Nancys)
  1. (given name, female) derived from Ann or Agnes
     
Nanny Tweet Definition of Nanny Like Definition of Nanny on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A diminutive of Ann or Anne
     
Naomi Tweet Definition of Naomi Like Definition of Naomi on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, )
  2. (biblical) Ruth's mother-in-law, according to the gospel of Ruth
     
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)
     
Natalie Tweet Definition of Natalie Like Definition of Natalie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ).
     
Natasha Tweet Definition of Natasha Like Definition of Natasha on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ) borrowed from Russian in the twentieth century.
     
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
     
Nathaniel Tweet Definition of Nathaniel Like Definition of Nathaniel on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, ) A male given name
     
Neal Tweet Definition of Neal Like Definition of Neal on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname derived from Niall.
  2. (given name, male) , transferred use of the surname, or a spelling variant of Neil.
category:Surnames      
Ned Tweet Definition of Ned Like Definition of Ned on Facebook
noun See ned proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), a medieval diminutive of Edward.
     
Nehemiah Tweet Definition of Nehemiah Like Definition of Nehemiah on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and of the Tanakh.
     
Neil Tweet Definition of Neil Like Definition of Neil on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
  2. A surname derived from the given name.
     
Nell Tweet Definition of Nell Like Definition of Nell on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Eleanor, Ellen or Helen.
     
Nellie Tweet Definition of Nellie Like Definition of Nellie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Eleanor or Helen.
     
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
     
Neville Tweet Definition of Neville Like Definition of Neville on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
     
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.
     
Nick Tweet Definition of Nick Like Definition of Nick on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Greek, ). A diminutive of Nicholas.
    1. diminutive form of w:Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon.
     
Nicky Tweet Definition of Nicky Like Definition of Nicky on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name, shortened form of Nicola
  2. A male given name, shortened form of Nicholas
     
Nicole Tweet Definition of Nicole Like Definition of Nicole on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) of French origin; feminine of Nicholas.Popular in the end of the twentieth century.
     
Nigel Tweet Definition of Nigel Like Definition of Nigel on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (mostly U.K.) (given name, male)
     
Nina Tweet Definition of Nina Like Definition of Nina on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, ), fairly common.
  2. Short form of names that end in -nina.
  3. The Babylonian goddess of the watery deep and daughter of Ea.
     
Noah Tweet Definition of Noah Like Definition of Noah on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, AU, slang) A shark.
proper noun 
  1. An Old Testament character who built an ark to save his family and a pair of each species of animal from the Great Flood.
  2. (given name, male, from Hebrew).
     
Nora Tweet Definition of Nora Like Definition of Nora on Facebook
proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Eleanor or, rarely, of Honora.
     
Norma Tweet Definition of Norma Like Definition of Norma on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female).
     
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'oí¯l 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.
     
Norris Tweet Definition of Norris Like Definition of Norris on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name', meaning From the north.''
     
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))      

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