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nsec
abbreviation see ns
NSF
abbreviation 1. National Science Foundation 2. not sufficient funds
NSW
abbreviation New South Wales
NT
abbreviation 1. New Territories 2. New Testament 3. Northern Territory 4. Northwest Territories
nth
adjective Etymology: n (indefinite number) + -th Date: 1827 1. numbered with an unspecified or indefinitely large ordinal number 2. extreme, utmost
NTP
abbreviation normal temperature and pressure
NTSB
abbreviation National Transportation Safety Board
NTSC
abbreviation 1. National Television Standards Committee 2. National Television Systems Committee
nu
noun Etymology: Greek ny, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew nūn nun Date: 1638 the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table
NU
abbreviation name unknown
nuance
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, shade of color, from nuer to make shades of color, from nue cloud, from Latin nubes; perhaps akin to Welsh nudd mist Date: 1781 1. ...
nuanced
adjective see nuance
nub
noun Etymology: alteration of English dialect knub, probably from Low German knubbe Date: 1727 1. knob, lump 2. nubbin 3. gist, point
nubbin
noun Etymology: perhaps diminutive of nub Date: 1692 1. something (as an ear of Indian corn) that is small for its kind, stunted, undeveloped, or imperfect 2. a small ...
nubble
noun Etymology: diminutive of nub Date: 1818 a small knob or lump • nubbly adjective
nubbly
adjective see nubble
nubby
adjective (nubbier; -est) Etymology: nub + 1-y Date: circa 1876 1. having or being like nubbles 2. having nubs
Nubia
geographical name region & ancient kingdom NE Africa along the Nile in S Egypt & N Sudan
Nubian
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a native or inhabitant of Nubia b. a member of one of the group of dark-skinned peoples that formed a powerful empire between Egypt and ...
Nubian Desert
geographical name desert NE Sudan E of the Nile
nubile
adjective Etymology: French, from Latin nubilis, from nubere to marry — more at nuptial Date: circa 1642 1. of marriageable condition or age 2. sexually attractive — ...
nubility
noun see nubile
nubuck
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: perhaps from nu- (alteration of 1new) + 1buck Date: 1926 a soft sueded leather
nucellar
adjective see nucellus
nucellus
noun (plural nucelli) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin nucella small nut, from nuc-, nux nut — more at nut Date: 1882 the central and chief part of a plant ovule that ...
nuchal
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin nucha nape, from Arabic nukhā‘ spinal marrow Date: 1835 of, relating to, or lying in the region of the nape
nucle-
or nucleo- combining form Etymology: French nuclé-, nucléo-, from New Latin nucleus 1. nucleus 2. nucleic acid
nuclear
adjective Date: 1846 1. of, relating to, or constituting a nucleus 2. a. of or relating to the atomic nucleus b. used in or produced by a nuclear reaction (as ...
nuclear envelope
noun see nuclear membrane
nuclear family
noun Date: 1947 a family group that consists only of father, mother, and children
nuclear magnetic resonance
noun Date: 1942 the magnetic resonance of an atomic nucleus; also chemical analysis that uses such resonance especially to study molecular structure
nuclear medicine
noun Date: 1952 a branch of medicine dealing with the use of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
nuclear membrane
noun Date: 1888 a double membrane enclosing a cell nucleus and having its outer part continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum — called also nuclear envelope — see cell ...
nuclear sap
noun Date: 1877 the clear homogeneous ground substance of a cell nucleus
nuclear winter
noun Date: 1983 the chilling of climate that is hypothesized to be a consequence of nuclear war and to result from the prolonged blockage of sunlight by high-altitude dust ...
nuclease
noun Date: 1902 any of various enzymes that promote hydrolysis of nucleic acids
nucleate
verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Late Latin nucleatus, past participle of nucleare to become stony, from Latin nucleus Date: circa 1864 transitive verb 1. to form into a ...
nucleated
or nucleate adjective Etymology: Latin nucleatus, from nucleus kernel Date: 1845 1. having a nucleus or nuclei 2. (usually nucleate) originating or occurring at nuclei
nucleation
noun see nucleate
nucleator
noun see nucleate
nucleic acid
noun Etymology: from their occurrence in cell nuclei Date: 1892 any of various complex organic acids (as DNA or RNA) that are composed of nucleotide chains
nuclein
noun Date: 1878 1. nucleoprotein 2. nucleic acid
nucleo-
combining form see nucle-
nucleocapsid
noun Date: 1963 the nucleic acid and surrounding protein coat in a virus
nucleoid
noun Date: 1938 the DNA-containing area of a prokaryotic cell (as a bacterium)
nucleolar
adjective see nucleolus
nucleolar organizer
noun see nucleolus organizer
nucleolus
noun (plural nucleoli) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of nucleus Date: 1845 a spherical body of the nucleus of most eukaryotes that becomes enlarged during ...
nucleolus organizer
noun Date: 1939 the specific part of a chromosome with which a nucleolus is associated especially during its reorganization after nuclear division — called also nucleolar ...
nucleon
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1923 1. a proton or neutron especially in the atomic nucleus 2. a hypothetical single entity with one-half unit of ...
nucleonic
adjective see nucleon
nucleonics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1937 a branch of physical science that deals with nucleons or with all phenomena of the atomic nucleus
nucleophile
noun Date: 1943 a nucleophilic substance (as an electron-donating reagent)
nucleophilic
adjective Date: 1933 1. of an atom, ion, or molecule having an affinity for atomic nuclei ; being an electron donor 2. involving a nucleophilic species — compare ...
nucleophilically
adverb see nucleophilic
nucleophilicity
noun see nucleophilic
nucleoplasm
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1888 the protoplasm of a nucleus • nucleoplasmic adjective
nucleoplasmic
adjective see nucleoplasm
nucleoprotein
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1907 a compound that consists of a protein (as a histone) conjugated with a nucleic acid (as a DNA) and that is the ...
nucleoside
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary nucle- + 2-ose + -ide Date: 1911 a compound (as guanosine or adenosine) that consists of a purine or pyrimidine base ...
nucleosomal
adjective see nucleosome
nucleosome
noun Date: 1962 any of the repeating globular subunits of chromatin that consist of a complex of DNA and histone • nucleosomal adjective
nucleosynthesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1960 the production of a chemical element from simpler nuclei (as of hydrogen) especially in a star • nucleosynthetic adjective
nucleosynthetic
adjective see nucleosynthesis
nucleotidase
noun Date: 1911 a phosphatase that promotes hydrolysis of a nucleotide (as into a nucleoside and phosphoric acid)
nucleotide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from nucle- + -ide Date: 1908 any of several compounds that consist of a ribose or deoxyribose sugar joined to ...
nucleus
noun (plural nuclei; also nucleuses) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, kernel, from nuc-, nux nut — more at nut Date: 1704 1. a. the small bright body in the head of a ...
nuclide
noun Etymology: nucleus + Greek eidos form, species — more at idol Date: 1947 a species of atom characterized by the constitution of its nucleus and hence by the number of ...
nuclidic
adjective see nuclide
nude
I. adjective (nuder; nudest) Etymology: Latin nudus naked — more at naked Date: 1531 1. lacking something essential especially to legal validity 2. a. devoid of a ...
nudely
adverb see nude I
nudeness
noun see nude I
nudge
verb (nudged; nudging) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1675 transitive verb 1. to touch or push gently; especially to seek the attention of by a push of the elbow 2. to ...
nudger
noun see nudge
nudibranch
noun (plural -branchs) Etymology: New Latin Nudibranchia, from Latin nudus + Greek branchia gills Date: 1844 any of an order (Nudibranchia) of marine opisthobranch mollusks ...
nudism
noun Date: 1929 the practice of going nude especially in sexually mixed groups and during periods of time spent at specially secluded places • nudist adjective or noun
nudist
adjective or noun see nudism
nudity
noun see nude I
nudnick
noun see nudnik
nudnik
also nudnick noun Etymology: Yiddish nudnik, from nudyen to bore, from Polish nudzić, from nuda boredom Date: 1947 a person who is a bore or nuisance
Nueces
geographical name river over 300 miles (483 kilometers) S Texas flowing S & SE into Nueces Bay at head of Corpus Christi Bay
Nuer
noun (plural Nuer) Etymology: probably ultimately from Nuer naað, a self-designation Date: 1861 1. a member of a Nilotic people of southern Sudan 2. the language of the ...
Nueva Esparta
geographical name — see margarita
Nuevo Laredo
geographical name city N Mexico in Tamaulipas on Rio Grande opposite Laredo, Texas population 217,912
Nuevo León
geographical name state N Mexico in the Sierra Madre Oriental capital Monterrey area 24,925 square miles (64,556 square kilometers), population 3,098,736
nugae
foreign term Etymology: Latin trifles
nugatory
adjective Etymology: Latin nugatorius, from nugari to trifle, from nugae trifles Date: 1603 1. of little or no consequence ; trifling, inconsequential 2. having no force ; ...
nugget
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1852 1. a solid lump; especially a native lump of precious metal 2. tidbit 2 3. a small usually rounded piece of food
nuisance
noun Etymology: Middle English nusaunce, noisaunce, from Anglo-French, from nuisir, nuire to harm, from Latin nocēre — more at noxious Date: 15th century 1. harm, injury ...
nuisance tax
noun Date: 1924 an excise tax collected in small amounts on a wide range of commodities directly from the consumer
nuit blanche
foreign term Etymology: French white night ; a sleepless night
nuke
I. noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from nuclear Date: 1959 1. a nuclear weapon 2. a nuclear-powered electric generating station II. transitive verb (nuked; ...
Nuku Hiva
geographical name island S Pacific in the Marquesas; largest in group area about 60 square miles (155 square kilometers), population 2100; chief town Taiohae
Nuku'alofa
geographical name town capital of Tonga on Tongatapu Island population 21,383
null
I. adjective Etymology: Anglo-French nul, literally, not any, from Latin nullus, from ne- not + ullus any; akin to Latin unus one — more at no, one Date: circa 1567 1. ...
null and void
adjective Date: 1669 having no force, binding power, or validity
null hypothesis
noun Date: 1935 a statistical hypothesis to be tested and accepted or rejected in favor of an alternative; specifically the hypothesis that an observed difference (as ...
null-space
noun Date: 1884 a subspace of a vector space consisting of vectors that under a given linear transformation are mapped onto zero
nullah
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu nālā Date: 1776 gully, ravine
Nullarbor Plain
geographical name treeless plain SW Australia in Western Australia & South Australia bordering on Great Australian Bight
nullification
noun Date: 1798 1. the act of nullifying ; the state of being nullified 2. the action of a state impeding or attempting to prevent the operation and enforcement within its ...
nullificationist
noun see nullification
nullifier
noun Date: 1832 one that nullifies; specifically one maintaining the right of nullification against the United States government
nullify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Late Latin nullificare, from Latin nullus Date: 1595 1. to make null; especially to make legally null and void 2. to make of no ...
nulliparous
adjective Etymology: New Latin nullipara one who has never borne an offspring, from Latin nullus not any + -para -para Date: 1859 of, relating to, or being a female that has ...
nullity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1570 1. a. the quality or state of being null; especially legal invalidity b. (1) nothingness; also insignificance (2) a mere nothing ...
num
abbreviation numeral
Num
or Numb abbreviation Numbers
numb
adjective Etymology: Middle English nomen, from past participle of nimen to take — more at nim Date: 14th century 1. devoid of sensation especially as a result of cold or ...
Numb
abbreviation see Num
number
I. noun Etymology: Middle English nombre, from Anglo-French, from Latin numerus Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) a sum of units ; total (2) complement 1b (3) an ...
number cruncher
noun Date: 1966 1. a computer that performs fast numerical calculations especially on large amounts of data 2. a person concerned with numerical data (as statistics) • ...
number crunching
noun see number cruncher
number line
noun Date: 1956 a line of infinite extent whose points correspond to the real numbers according to their distance in a positive or negative direction from a point arbitrarily ...
number one
I. noun Date: circa 1705 1. one's own interests or welfare ; oneself — often written No. 1 2. one that is first in rank, importance, or influence — often written No. ...
number plate
noun Date: 1920 chiefly British license plate
number theoretic
adjective see number theory
number theorist
noun see number theory
number theory
noun Date: 1864 the study of the properties of integers • number theoretic adjective • number theorist noun
numberable
adjective see number II
numberer
noun see number II
numberless
adjective Date: 1573 innumerable, countless
Numbers
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 14th century the mainly narrative fourth book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table
numbers game
noun see number I
numbing
adjective Date: 1581 tending or serving to make numb or spiritless • numbingly adverb
numbingly
adverb see numbing
numbly
adverb see numb
numbness
noun see numb
numbskull
variant of numskull
numen
noun (plural numina) Etymology: Latin, nod, divine will, numen; akin to Latin nutare to nod, Greek neuein Date: 1616 a spiritual force or influence often identified with a ...
numerable
adjective Etymology: Latin numerabilis, from numerare to count Date: 1570 capable of being counted
numeracy
noun Etymology: Latin numerus number + English -acy (as in literacy) Date: 1959 the capacity for quantitative thought and expression • numerate adjective
numeral
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin numeralis, from Latin numerus Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or expressing numbers 2. consisting of numbers ...
numerally
adverb see numeral I
numerate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin numeratus, past participle of numerare to count, from numerus Date: 1657 enumerate
numeration
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the act or process or an instance of counting or numbering; also a system of counting or numbering b. an act or instance of designating by ...
numerator
noun Date: 1542 1. the part of a fraction that is above the line and signifies the number to be divided by the denominator 2. one that numbers
numeric
I. adjective Date: circa 1828 numerical; especially denoting a number or a system of numbers II. noun Date: 1879 number, numeral
numerical
adjective Etymology: Latin numerus Date: 1628 1. of or relating to numbers 2. expressed in or involving numbers or a number system • numerically adverb
numerical analysis
noun Date: 1853 the study of quantitative approximations to the solutions of mathematical problems including consideration of and bounds to the errors involved
numerical taxonomic
adjective see numerical taxonomy
numerical taxonomist
noun see numerical taxonomy
numerical taxonomy
noun Date: 1962 taxonomy in which many quantitatively measured characters are given equal weight in the determination of taxa and the construction of diagrams indicating ...
numerically
adverb see numerical
numero uno
noun (plural numero unos) Etymology: Italian numero uno or Spanish número uno Date: 1968 number one • numero uno adjective
numerological
adjective see numerology
numerologist
noun see numerology
numerology
noun Etymology: Latin numerus + English -o- + -logy Date: 1911 the study of the occult significance of numbers • numerological adjective • numerologist noun
numerous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin numerosus, from numerus Date: 15th century consisting of great numbers of units or individuals ; also many • numerously ...
numerously
adverb see numerous
numerousness
noun see numerous
Numfoor
geographical name island West Papua, Indonesia in W Schouten Islands area 28 square miles (73 square kilometers)
Numidia
geographical name ancient country N Africa E of Mauretania in modern Algeria; chief city Hippo • Numidian adjective or noun
Numidian
adjective or noun see Numidia
numinous
adjective Etymology: Latin numin-, numen numen Date: 1647 1. supernatural, mysterious 2. filled with a sense of the presence of divinity ; holy 3. appealing to the higher ...
numinousness
noun see numinous
numismatic
adjective Etymology: French numismatique, from Latin nomismat-, nomisma coin, from Greek, current coin, from nomizein to use, from nomos custom, law — more at nimble Date: ...
numismatically
adverb see numismatic
numismatics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: circa 1828 the study or collection of coins, tokens, and paper money and sometimes related objects (as medals) • numismatist ...
numismatist
noun see numismatics
nummular
adjective Etymology: French nummulaire, from Latin nummulus, diminutive of nummus coin, probably from Greek nomimos customary, from nomos Date: 1846 characterized by circular ...
nummulitic limestone
noun Etymology: New Latin Nummulites, genus of foraminifers, from Latin nummulus Date: 1833 the most widely distributed and distinctive formation of the Eocene in Europe, ...
numskull
or numbskull noun Etymology: numb + skull Date: 1717 1. a thick or muddled head 2. a dull or stupid person ; dunce
nun
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nunne, from Late Latin nonna Date: before 12th century a woman belonging to a religious order; especially one under ...
nunatak
noun Etymology: Inuit (Greenland) nunataq Date: 1877 a hill or mountain completely surrounded by glacial ice
Nunavut
geographical name semiautonomous territory NE Canada, created 1999 from E two-thirds of Northwest Territories capital Iqaluit area 747,534 square miles (1,936,113 square ...
Nunc Dimittis
noun Etymology: Latin, now lettest thou depart; from the first words of the canticle Date: 1552 the prayer of Simeon in Luke 2:29-32 used as a canticle
nunchaku
noun (plural nunchakus or nunchaku) Etymology: Japanese dialect (Okinawa) Date: 1970 a weapon that consists of two hardwood sticks joined at their ends by a short length of ...
nunciature
noun Etymology: Italian nunciatura, from nuncio Date: 1652 1. a papal diplomatic mission headed by a nuncio 2. the office or period of office of a nuncio
nuncio
noun (plural -cios) Etymology: Italian, from Latin nuntius messenger, message Date: 1528 a papal legate of the highest rank permanently accredited to a civil government
nuncle
noun Etymology: by alteration (from misdivision of an uncle) Date: circa 1589 chiefly dialect uncle
nuncupative
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin nuncupativus, from Late Latin, so-called, from Latin nuncupatus, past participle of nuncupare to name, probably ultimately from nomen name + ...
Nuneaton
geographical name town central England in Warwickshire E of Birmingham population 71,530
Nunivak
geographical name island 50 miles (80 kilometers) long W Alaska in Bering Sea
nunlike
adjective see nun I
nunnery
noun (plural -neries) Date: 14th century a convent of nuns
nuoc mam
noun Etymology: Vietnamese nuoc măm, literally, salted fish sauce Date: 1919 a sauce made of fish (as anchovies) fermented in brine
Nupe
noun (plural Nupe or Nupes) Date: 1883 a member of a people of west central Nigeria; also the language of the Nupe people
nuptial
I. adjective Etymology: Latin nuptialis, from nuptiae, plural, wedding, from nubere to marry; perhaps akin to Greek nymphē bride, nymph Date: 15th century 1. of or relating ...
nuptiality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1899 the marriage rate
Nuremberg
or German Nürnberg geographical name city S Germany in N central Bavaria population 497,496
Nureyev
biographical name Rudolf Hametovich 1938-1993 Russian-born ballet dancer
Nuristan
or formerly Kafiristan geographical name mountainous area E Afghanistan S of the Hindu Kush
Nuristani
noun Etymology: Nuristan, Afghanistan Date: 1951 1. a member of a group of peoples of the Hindu Kush in northeastern Afghanistan 2. the family of languages spoken by the ...
Nürnberg
geographical name see Nuremberg
Nurse
biographical name Sir Paul Maxime 1949- British geneticist
nurse
I. noun Etymology: Middle English norice, norce, nurse, from Anglo-French nurice, from Late Latin nutricia, from Latin, feminine of nutricius nourishing — more at nutritious ...
nurse shark
noun Etymology: alteration of nusse Date: 1851 any of various sharks (as family Ginglymostomatidae); especially a shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) of warm waters
nurse's aide
noun Date: 1943 a worker who assists trained nurses in a hospital by performing unspecialized services (as giving baths)
nurse-midwife
noun Date: 1952 a registered nurse with additional training as a midwife who delivers infants and provides prenatal and postpartum care, newborn care, and some routine care ...
nurse-midwifery
noun see nurse-midwife
nurse-practitioner
noun Date: 1969 a registered nurse who is qualified through advanced training to assume some of the duties and responsibilities formerly assumed only by a physician
nursemaid
noun Date: 1657 a girl or woman who is regularly employed to look after children
nurser
noun see nurse II
nursery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 14th century 1. obsolete attentive care ; fosterage 2. a. a child's bedroom b. a place where children are temporarily cared for in their ...
nursery rhyme
noun Date: 1816 a short rhyme for children that often tells a story
nursery school
noun Date: 1835 a school for children usually under five years
nurseryman
noun Date: 1672 one whose occupation is the cultivation of plants (as trees and shrubs) especially for sale
nursing
noun Date: 1860 1. the profession of a nurse 2. the duties of a nurse
nursing home
noun Date: 1896 a privately operated establishment providing maintenance and personal or nursing care for persons (as the aged or the chronically ill) who are unable to care ...
nursling
noun Date: 1557 1. one that is solicitously cared for 2. a nursing child
nurturance
noun Date: circa 1938 affectionate care and attention • nurturant adjective
nurturant
adjective see nurturance
nurture
I. noun Etymology: Middle English norture, nurture, from Anglo-French nureture, from Late Latin nutritura act of nursing, from Latin nutritus, past participle of nutrire to ...
nurturer
noun see nurture II
Nüsslein-Volhard
biographical name Christiane 1942- German biologist
nut
I. noun Etymology: Middle English nute, note, from Old English hnutu; akin to Old High German nuz nut and perhaps to Latin nux nut Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) ...
nut grass
noun Date: 1775 a perennial sedge (Cyperus rotundus) of wide distribution that has slender rootstocks bearing small edible tubers resembling nuts; also a related sedge (C. ...
nut-brown
adjective Date: 14th century of the color of a brown nut
nutate
intransitive verb (nutated; nutating) Date: 1880 to exhibit or undergo nutation
nutation
noun Etymology: Latin nutation-, nutatio, from nutare to nod, rock — more at numen Date: 1612 1. archaic the act of nodding the head 2. oscillatory movement of the axis ...
nutational
adjective see nutation
nutcase
noun Date: 1959 nut 6a
nutcracker
noun Date: circa 1548 an implement for cracking nuts
nutgall
noun Date: 15th century a gall that resembles a nut; especially such a gall produced on oaks
nuthatch
noun Etymology: Middle English notehache, from note nut + -hache; akin to Old English tohaccian to hack — more at hack Date: 14th century any of various small tree-climbing ...
nuthouse
noun Date: 1900 slang a mental hospital
nutlet
noun Date: 1856 1. a. a small nut b. a small fruit similar to a nut 2. the stone of a drupelet
nutlike
adjective see nut I
nutmeg
noun Etymology: Middle English notemigge, notemuge, ultimately from Old Occitan noz muscada, from noz nut (from Latin nuc-, nux) + muscada, feminine of muscat musky — more at ...
nutpick
noun Date: 1862 a small sharp-pointed implement for extracting the kernels from nuts
nutraceutical
also nutriceutical noun Etymology: nutritive + 2pharmaceutical Date: 1990 a foodstuff (as a fortified food or dietary supplement) that provides health benefits in addition to ...
nutria
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish, otter, modification of Latin lutra; probably akin to Old English oter otter Date: 1820 1. the durable usually light brown fur ...
nutriceutical
noun see nutraceutical
nutrient
I. adjective Etymology: Latin nutrient-, nutriens, present participle of nutrire to nourish — more at nourish Date: 1650 furnishing nourishment II. noun Date: circa 1828 ...
nutriment
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin nutrimentum, from nutrire Date: 15th century something that nourishes or promotes growth, provides energy, repairs body tissues, ...
nutrition
noun Etymology: Middle English nutricioun, from Late Latin nutrition-, nutritio, from Latin nutrire Date: 15th century 1. the act or process of nourishing or being nourished; ...
nutritional
adjective see nutrition
nutritionally
adverb see nutrition
nutritionist
noun Date: 1926 a specialist in the study of nutrition
nutritious
adjective Etymology: Latin nutricius, from nutric-, nutrix nurse, from nutrire to nourish — more at nourish Date: 1665 nourishing • nutritiously adverb • ...
nutritiously
adverb see nutritious
nutritiousness
noun see nutritious
nutritive
adjective Date: 14th century 1. of or relating to nutrition 2. nourishing • nutritively adverb
nutritive ratio
noun Date: 1897 the ratio of digestible protein to other nutrients in a foodstuff or ration
nutritively
adverb see nutritive
nuts
adjective Date: 1785 1. enthusiastic, keen 2. insane, crazy
nuts and bolts
noun Date: 1967 1. the working parts or elements 2. the practical workings of a machine or enterprise as opposed to theoretical considerations or speculative ...
nuts-and-bolts
adjective see nuts and bolts
nutsedge
noun Date: circa 1909 nut grass
nutshell
noun Date: 13th century 1. the hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is enclosed 2. something of small size, amount, or scope
nutter
noun Date: 1958 slang British nut 6a
nuttily
adverb see nutty
nuttiness
noun see nutty
Nutting
biographical name Wallace 1861-1941 American antiquarian
nutty
adjective (nuttier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. having or producing nuts 2. having a flavor like that of nuts 3. eccentric, silly; also mentally unbalanced • nuttily ...
Nuu Chah Nulth
noun see Nuu-Chah-Nulth
Nuu-Chah-Nulth
also Nuu Chah Nulth noun (plural Nuu-Chah-Nulth; also Nuu Chah Nulth) Etymology: Nootka nuča•n'uł, literally, all along the mountains Date: 1979 Nootka
Nuuk
or Godthåb geographical name town capital of Greenland on SW coast population 12,181
nux vomica
noun (plural nux vomica) Etymology: New Latin, literally, emetic nut Date: 14th century 1. the poisonous disk-shaped seed of a tree (Strychnos nux-vomica of the family ...
Nuyorican
noun Etymology: blend of American Spanish nuyorquino New Yorker and English Puerto Rican Date: 1975 a person of Puerto Rican birth or descent who is a current or former ...
nuzzle
verb (nuzzled; nuzzling) Etymology: Middle English noselen to bring the nose toward the ground, from nose Date: 1530 intransitive verb 1. to work with or as if with the ...
NV
abbreviation 1. Nevada 2. nonvoting
NW
abbreviation northwest
NWS
abbreviation National Weather Service
NWT
abbreviation Northwest Territories
NY
abbreviation New York
nyala
noun (plural nyalas or nyala) Etymology: of Bantu origin; akin to Venda dzì-nyálà nyala buck Date: 1899 an antelope (Tragelaphus angasii) of southeastern Africa with ...
Nyasa, Lake
geographical name — see Malawi (Lake)
Nyasaland
geographical name — see Malawi
NYC
abbreviation New York City
nyctalopia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin nyctalops suffering from night blindness, from Greek nyktalops, from nykt-, nyx night + alaos blind + ōp-, ōps eye — more at night, ...
Nye
biographical name Edgar Wilson 1850-1896 Bill Nye American humorist
Nyerere
biographical name Julius Kambarage 1922-1999 African politician; president of Tanzania (1964-1985)
nyet
foreign term Etymology: Russian no

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