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northlander
See northland. * * *
NorthLas Vegas
North Las Vegas A city of southeast Nevada, a residential suburb of Las Vegas. Population: 47,707. * * *
NorthLittle Rock
North Little Rock A city of central Arkansas on the Arkansas River opposite Little Rock. Originally named Silver City after a small vein of ore discovered in the area, it is now ...
NorthLoup
North Loup (lo͞op) A river, about 341 km (212 mi) long, of north-central Nebraska flowing southeast to unite with the Middle Loup and South Loup rivers and form the Loup ...
Northman
/nawrth"meuhn/, n., pl. Northmen. one of the ancient Scandinavians, esp. a member of the group that from about the 8th to the 11th century made many raids and established ...
NorthMiami
North Miami A city of southeast Florida, a residential suburb of Miami on Biscayne Bay. Population: 49,998. * * *
NorthMinch
North Minch See Minch. * * *
northmost
/nawrth"mohst'/ or, esp. Brit., /-meuhst/, adj. northernmost. [bef. 900; OE northmest (not recorded in ME); see NORTH, -MOST] * * *
NorthOssetia
North Ossetia or A·la·nia (ä-länʹyä) An autonomous republic of southwest Russia in the central Caucasus bordering on Georgia. Annexed by Russia in the early 19th century, ...
NorthPacific Ocean
North Pacific Ocean The northern part of the Pacific Ocean, extending northward from the equator to the Arctic Ocean. * * *
NorthPlatte River
North Platte River A river rising in the Park Range of northern Colorado and flowing about 1,094 km (680 mi) north into southeast Wyoming then east and southeast through ...
NorthPolar Region
North Polar Region See Polar Regions. * * *
NorthPole
North Pole Thom Gillis n. 1. a. The northern end of the earth's axis of rotation, a point in the Arctic Ocean. b. The celestial zenith of this terrestrial point. c. north pole ...
Northport
/nawrth"pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. a town in central Alabama. 14,291. * * *
NorthRichland Hills
North Richland Hills A city of northeast Texas, a residential suburb of Fort Worth. Population: 45,895. * * *
Northridge earthquake of 1994
▪ United States history        earthquake that struck the densely populated San Fernando Valley in southern California, U.S., on Jan. 17, 1994. The third major ...
NorthRiver
North River An estuary of the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York City flowing into Upper New York Bay. It was so named by the Dutch to distinguish it from the “South ...
Northrop
/nawr"threuhp/, n. John Howard, born 1891, U.S. biochemist: Nobel prize for chemistry 1946. * * *
Northrop Grumman Corporation
▪ American company       major American manufacturer specializing in defense and commercial aerospace, electronics, and information-technology products and services. The ...
Northrop, John Howard
born July 5, 1891, Yonkers, N.Y., U.S. died May 27, 1987, Wickenberg, Ariz. U.S. biochemist. He worked most of his career on the staff of New York City's Rockefeller Institute ...
Northrop, John Knudsen
▪ American engineer born Nov. 10, 1895, Newark, N.J., U.S. died Feb. 18, 1981, Glendale, Calif.  American aircraft designer, an early advocate of all-metal construction and ...
Northrop,John Howard
Nor·throp (nôrʹthrəp), John Howard. 1891-1987. American biochemist. He shared a 1946 Nobel Prize for discovering methods of producing pure enzymes and virus proteins. * * *
Northrup
/nawr"threuhp/, n. a male given name. * * *
NorthSaskatchewan
North Saskatchewan A river of south-central Canada flowing about 1,223 km (760 mi) generally eastward from the Rocky Mountains in western Alberta to central Saskatchewan where ...
NorthSea
North Sea An arm of the Atlantic Ocean between Great Britain and northwest Europe. It is connected with the English Channel by the Strait of Dover. Major reserves of oil and ...
NorthSlope
North Slope A region of northern Alaska between the Brooks Range and the Arctic Ocean. There are oil and natural gas reserves in the area around Prudhoe Bay. * * *
NorthStar
North Star n. See Polaris. * * *
NorthTemperate Zone
North Temperate Zone See Temperate Zone. * * *
NorthTruchas Peak
North Truchas Peak See Truchas Peaks. * * *
Northumberland
/nawr thum"beuhr leuhnd/, n. a county in NE England. 286,700; 1943 sq. mi. (5030 sq. km). * * * Administrative (pop., 2001: 307,186) and historic county, northeastern ...
Northumberland Strait
the part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence that separates Prince Edward Island from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. ab. 200 mi. (320 km) long; 9-30 mi. (15-48 km) wide. * ...
Northumberland, Algernon Percy, 10th earl of
▪ English noble also called  (1627–32) Baron Percy        (baptized Oct. 13, 1602, London—d. Oct. 13, 1668), English Roman Catholic moderate during the turbulent ...
Northumberland, Henry Percy, 1st Earl of, Baron Percy Of Alnwick
▪ English noble born Nov. 10, 1341 died Feb. 20, 1408, Bramham Moor, near Tadcaster, Yorkshire, Eng.       English statesman, leading figure during the reigns of ...
Northumberland, Henry Percy, 8th earl of
▪ English noble born 1532? died June 21, 1585, London       English Protestant member of the predominantly Roman Catholic Percy family, who nevertheless died in their ...
Northumberland, Henry Percy, 9th earl of
▪ English noble born 1564, Tynemouth Castle, Northumberland, Eng. died Nov. 5, 1632, Petworth, Sussex       English Roman Catholic imprisoned in the Tower of London ...
Northumberland, John Dudley, duke of
born 1502 died Aug. 22, 1553, London, Eng. English politician. After serving as deputy governor of English-occupied Calais (1538) and lord high admiral (1542), he fought in the ...
Northumberland, John Dudley, duke of, earl of Warwick, Viscount Lisle, Baron Lisle
▪ English politician and soldier born 1502 died Aug. 22, 1553, London, Eng.       English politician and soldier who was virtual ruler of England from 1549 to 1553, ...
Northumberland, John Neville, Earl of, Lord Montagu
▪ English noble also called (1470–71)  1st Marquess Of Montagu   born between 1428 and 1435 died April 14, 1471, Barnet, Hertfordshire, Eng.       leading partisan ...
Northumberland, Thomas Percy, 7th earl of
▪ English conspirator born 1528 died Aug. 22, 1572, York, Yorkshire, Eng.       English conspirator during the reign of Elizabeth I, seeking the release of Mary, Queen ...
NorthumberlandStrait
North·um·ber·land Strait (nôr-thŭmʹbər-lənd) An arm of the Gulf of St. Lawrence separating Prince Edward Island from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in southeast ...
Northumbria
/nawr thum"bree euh/, n. an early English kingdom extending N from the Humber to the Firth of Forth. See map under Mercia. * * * Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Britain. Located between ...
Northumbria, Tostig, earl of
▪ Anglo-Saxon earl died Sept. 25, 1066, Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire [now in East Yorkshire], Eng.       Anglo-Saxon earl who became a mortal enemy of his brother Earl ...
Northumbrian
/nawr thum"bree euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Northumbria, Northumberland, or the inhabitants or dialect of either. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Northumbria or ...
NorthVietnam
North Vietnam A former country of southeast Asia. It existed from 1954, after the fall of the French at Dien Bien Phu, to 1975, when the South Vietnamese government collapsed at ...
NorthVietnamese
See North Vietnam. * * *
northward
/nawrth"weuhrd/; Naut. /nawr"dheuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, northwards. toward the north. adj. 2. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the north. n. 3. the northward part, ...
northwardly
northwardly [nôrth′wərd′lē; ] naut. [ nôr′thərdlē] adv., adj. 1. toward the north 2. from the north [a northwardly wind] * * * See northward. * * *
northwards
northwards [nôrth′wərdz; ] naut. [ nôr′th′wərdz] adv. NORTHWARD * * * See northwardly. * * *
northwest
/nawrth'west"/; Naut. /nawr'west"/, n. 1. a point on the compass midway between north and west. Abbr.: NW 2. a region in this direction. 3. the Northwest, a. the northwestern ...
Northwest Airlines, Inc.
▪ American company       American airline founded in 1926 as Northwest Airways, Inc., and incorporated on April 16, 1934, as Northwest Airlines, Inc. Originally flying a ...
northwest by north
Navig., Survey. a point on the compass, 11°15' north of northwest. Abbr.: NWbN [1675-85] * * *
northwest by west
Navig., Survey. a point on the compass, 11°15' west of northwest. Abbr.: NWbW [1715-25] * * *
Northwest Coast Indian
Any member of the North American Indian peoples inhabiting a narrow but rich belt of coastland and offshore islands from southeast Alaska to northwestern California. A signal ...
Northwest Indian Confederation.
See under Fallen Timbers. * * *
Northwest Missouri State University
▪ university, Marysville, Missouri, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Maryville, Mo., U.S., 90 miles (145 km) north of Kansas ...
Northwest Ordinance
the act of Congress in 1787 providing for the government of the Northwest Territory and setting forth the steps by which its subdivisions might become states. * * *
Northwest Ordinances
(1784, 1785, 1787) Measures enacted by the U.S. Congress for the division and settlement of the Northwest Territory, the frontier region extending north of the Ohio River to the ...
Northwest Orient
      trade name of Northwest Airlines, Inc. (q.v.). * * *
Northwest Passage
a ship route along the Arctic coast of Canada and Alaska, joining the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. [1545-55] * * * Sea passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the ...
Northwest Territories
a territory of Canada lying N of the provinces and extending E from Yukon territory to Davis Strait. 42,237; 1,304,903 sq. mi. (3,379,700 sq. km). Cap.: Yellowknife. Also called ...
Northwest Territories, flag of the
▪ Flag History       Canadian territorial flag consisting of vertical blue-white-blue stripes and the shield of the territorial coat of arms (arms, coat of) on its ...
Northwest Territory
the region north of the Ohio River, organized by Congress in 1787, comprising present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and the eastern part of Minnesota. * * ...
northwestby north
northwest by north n. Abbr. NWbN The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between northwest and north-northwest, or 33°45' west of due north. adv. & adj. Toward ...
northwestby west
northwest by west n. Abbr. NWbW The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between northwest and west-northwest, or 56°15' west of due north. adv. & adj. Toward or ...
NorthwestCaucasian
Northwest Caucasian n. A family of languages of the Caucasus Mountains, including Abkhaz, known for their complex systems of consonants and small number of vowels. * * *
northwester
/nawrth'wes"teuhr/; Naut. /nawr'wes"teuhr/, n. New Eng. and South Atlantic States. a wind or gale from the northwest. Also, nor'wester. [1725-35; NORTHWEST + -ER1] * * *
northwesterly
/nawrth'wes"teuhr lee/; Naut. /nawr'wes"teuhr lee/, adj., adv. toward or from the northwest. [1605-15; NORTHWESTER + -LY] * * *
northwestern
northwestern [nôrth΄wes′tərn] adj. 1. in, of, to, toward, or facing the northwest 2. from the northwest [a northwestern wind ] ☆ 3. [N-] of or characteristic of the ...
Northwestern University
Private university in Evanston, Illinois, U.S., founded in 1851. It is a comprehensive research institution that includes a college of arts and sciences and schools of music, ...
northwesterner
/nawrth'wes"teuhr neuhr/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of the northwest. 2. (cap.) a native or inhabitant of the northwestern part of the U.S. [1920-25; NORTHWESTERN + -ER1] * * *
NorthwestPassage
Northwest Passage A water route from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Arctic Archipelago of northern Canada and along the northern coast of Alaska. Sought by navigators ...
NorthwestTerritories
Northwest Territories Abbr. NT or NWT or N.W.T. A territory of northern Canada between Yukon Territory and Nunavut and including part of Victoria Island and Melville Island and ...
NorthwestTerritory
Northwest Territory Formerly Old Northwest. A historical region of the north-central United States extending from the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to the Great Lakes. The area was ...
northwestward
/nawrth'west"weuhrd/; Naut. /nawr'west"weuhrd/, adv., adj. 1. Also, northwestwardly. toward the northwest. n. 2. the northwest. [1350-1400; ME; see NORTHWEST, -WARD] * * *
northwestwardly
northwestwardly [nôrth΄west′wərd lē; ] naut. [ nôr΄west′wərd lē] adv., adj. 1. toward the northwest 2. from the northwest [a northwestwardly wind] * * * See ...
northwestwards
/nawrth'west"weuhrdz/; Naut. /nawr'west"weuhrdz/, adv. northwestward. * * *
Northwich
▪ town, England, United Kingdom       town (parish), Vale Royal borough, administrative and historic county of Cheshire, England. Local brine springs have been used to ...
Northwood, John
▪ British glassmaker born 1836, Wordsley, Staffordshire, Eng. died 1902       English glassmaker, a technical innovator who sparked a resurgence of British interest in ...
NorthYemen
North Yemen The former country of Yemen (1962-1990). * * *
Norton
/nawr"tn/, n. 1. Charles Eliot, 1827-1908, U.S. scholar. 2. Thomas, 1532-84, English author. 3. a town in SE Massachusetts. 12,690. 4. a city in NE Ohio. 12,242. 5. a male given ...
Norton Shores
a city in W Michigan, on Lake Michigan. 22,025. * * *
Norton Sound
▪ sound, Alaska, United States       arm of the Bering Sea (Bering Sea and Strait), indenting for 125 miles (200 km) the west coast of Alaska, U.S., with a width of 70 ...
Norton, Andre
▪ 2006 Alice Mary Norton  American author (b. Feb. 17, 1912, Cleveland, Ohio—d. March 17, 2005, Murfreesboro, Tenn.), led many young readers into the realm of science ...
Norton, Caroline
▪ British writer original name in full  Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Sheridan  born , March 22, 1808, London, Eng. died June 15, 1877, London       English poet and ...
Norton, Charles Eliot
▪ American scholar born Nov. 16, 1827, Cambridge, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 21, 1908, Cambridge  American scholar and man of letters, an idealist and reformer by temperament, ...
Norton, Edward
▪ American actor in full  Edward Harrison Norton  born Aug. 18, 1969, Boston, Mass., U.S.       American actor who was known for his intense performances and ...
Norton, Eleanor Holmes
▪ American lawyer and politician née  Eleanor Holmes   born June 13, 1937, Washington, D.C., U.S.       American lawyer and politician who broke several gender and ...
Norton, Mary
▪ English author née  Mary Pearson  born Dec. 10, 1903, London, Eng. died Aug. 29, 1992, Hartland, Devon       British children's writer (children's literature) most ...
Norton,Charles Eliot
Nor·ton (nôrʹtn), Charles Eliot. 1827-1908. American educator, writer, and editor who founded the Nation (1865). * * *
NortonSound
Norton Sound An inlet of the Bering Sea in western Alaska south of Seward Peninsula. * * *
nortriptyline
/nawr trip"teuh leen'/, n. Pharm. a tricyclic antidepressant drug, C19H21N, used to treat depression. [1960-65; perh. NOR- + TRI(CYCLIC) + (cyclohe)pt(ene) a chemical component + ...
Nōrūz
▪ Zoroastrianism and Parsiism also spelled  Nō Rūz , or  Nō-Rūz        the New Year festival often associated with Zoroastrianism and Parsiism. The festival is ...
Norvo, Red
▪ 2000 Kenneth Norville        American jazz musician and swing bandleader (b. March 31, 1908, Beardstown, Ill.—d. April 6, 1999, Santa Monica, Calif.), was a pioneer ...
Norw
Norw abbrev. 1. Norway 2. Norwegian * * *
Norw.
1. Norway. 2. Norwegian. * * *
Norwalk
/nawr"wawk/, n. 1. a city in SW California. 85,232. 2. a city in SW Connecticut. 77,767. 3. a city in N Ohio. 14,358. * * * ▪ California, United States       city, Los ...
Norway
/nawr"way/, n. Norwegian, Norge. a kingdom in N Europe, in the W part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 4,404,456; 124,555 sq. mi. (322,597 sq. km). Cap.: Oslo. * * * Norway ...
Norway Current
▪ current, North Atlantic Ocean       branch of the North Atlantic Current, sometimes considered a continuation of the Gulf Stream (issuing from the Gulf of Mexico). The ...
Norway maple
a European maple, Acer platanoides, having bright-green leaves, grown as a shade tree in the U.S. [1790-1800] * * *
Norway pine
Norway pine n. RED PINE * * *
Norway pine.
See red pine. [1710-20] * * *
Norway rat
an Old World rat, Rattus norvegicus, having a grayish-brown body with whitish underparts and a long, scaly tail, now common in the U.S. in or near homes, barns, wharves, etc. See ...
Norway spruce
a European spruce, Picea abies, having shiny, dark-green needles, grown as an ornamental. [1725-35] * * *
Norway, Church of
▪ Norwegian Lutheran denomination Norwegian  Norske Kirke        established, state-supported Lutheran church in Norway, which changed from the Roman Catholic faith ...
Norway, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of a red field bearing a large blue cross outlined in white. The flag has a width-to-length ratio of 8 to ...
Norwaymaple
Norway maple Acer platanoides Wendy Smith n. A tall Eurasian tree (Acer platanoides) having greenish-yellow flowers and drooping fruits with horizontally spreading wings, widely ...
Norwaypine
Norway pine n. See red pine.   [After Norway, a town of southwest Maine.] * * *
Norwayrat
Norway rat n. The common domestic rat (Rattus norvegicus), which is highly destructive and found worldwide, especially in populated areas. Also called brown rat. * * *
Norwayspruce
Norway spruce n. A tall evergreen tree (Picea abies) with long, dark green needles, native to Europe and widely cultivated in North America. * * *
Norwegian
/nawr wee"jeuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Norway, its inhabitants, or their language. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Norway. 3. the language of Norway, a Germanic language ...
Norwegian Current
an ocean current formed from the terminus of the North Atlantic Current, flowing N along the Norwegian coast into the Barents Sea. * * *
Norwegian elkhound
one of a breed of dogs having a short, compact body, short, pointed ears, and a thick, gray coat, raised originally in Norway for hunting elk and other game. [1925-30] * * ...
Norwegian language
North Germanic language of the West Scandinavian branch, spoken by some five million people in Norway and the U.S. Old Norwegian became a separate language by the end of the 12th ...
Norwegian literature
Introduction       the body of writings by the Norwegian people.       The roots of Norwegian literature reach back more than 1,000 years into the pagan Norse ...
Norwegian Nobel Committee
▪ Scandinavian organization formerly  The Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Storting,         group of five individuals responsible for selecting the annual winners of ...
Norwegian saltpeter
Chem. See calcium nitrate. * * *
Norwegian Sea
part of the Arctic Ocean, N and E of Iceland and between Greenland and Norway. * * * Open sea, Northern Hemisphere. It is bordered by Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen, and ...
Norwegianelkhound
Norwegian elkhound n. Any of a Scandinavian breed of hunting dog, having a compact body, heavy grayish coat, and a tail that curls over the back. * * *
NorwegianSea
Norwegian Sea A section of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Norway north of the North Sea. * * *
Norwich
/nawr"ich, -ij, nor"-/ for 1; /nawr"wich/ for 2, n. 1. a city in E Norfolk, in E England: cathedral. 121,800. 2. a city in SE Connecticut, on the Thames River. 38,074. * * ...
Norwich School
a group of early 19th-century painters of who lived in or near Norwich, England. They painted scenes of the countryside in East Anglia. The group included John Crome and John ...
Norwich terrier
one of an English breed of small, short-legged terriers having a straight, wiry, red, gray, or black-and-tan coat, and erect ears that distinguish it from the Norfolk ...
Norwich University
▪ university, Northfield, Vermont, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Northfield, Vt., U.S. The university is composed of the ...
Norwich ware
▪ pottery       delft (tin-glazed) earthenware produced in Norwich, Norfolk, Eng., of which little is known. About 1567 two Flemish potters, Jasper Andries and Jacob ...
Norwid, Cyprian
▪ Polish poet in full  Cyprian Kamil Norwid  born September 24, 1821, Laskowo-Głuchy, near Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire [now in Poland] died May 23, 1883, Paris, ...
Norwood
/nawr"wood'/, n. 1. a town in E Massachusetts. 29,711. 2. a city in SW Ohio, near Cincinnati. 26,342. * * * ▪ Massachusetts, United States       town, Norfolk county, ...
Norwood, Melita Sirnis
▪ 2006       British secretary and spy (b. March 25, 1912, Pokesdown, Hampshire, Eng.—d. June 2, 2005, London, Eng.), worked quietly for the British Non-Ferrous Metals ...
nos-
var. of noso- before a vowel. * * *
nos.
numbers. Also, Nos. * * *
Nosaka Sanzō
▪ Japanese politician born March 30, 1892, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan died Nov. 14, 1993, Tokyo       politician who was the leading figure in the Japanese Communist ...
Nosaka, Sanzo
▪ 1994       Japanese politician (b. March 30, 1892, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan—d. Nov. 14, 1993, Tokyo, Japan), held sway for more than 70 years in the Japan ...
nosce te ipsum
/nohs"ke tay ip"soom/; Eng. /noh"see tee ip"seuhm/, Latin. know thyself. * * *
nose
—noseless, adj. —noselike, adj. /nohz/, n., v., nosed, nosing. n. 1. the part of the face or facial region in humans and certain animals that contains the nostrils and the ...
nose bag
nose bag n. FEED BAG * * *
nose bag.
See feed bag (def. 1). [1790-1800] * * *
nose candy
Slang. cocaine. [1930-35, Amer.] * * *
nose cone
Rocketry. the cone-shaped forward section of a rocket or guided missile, including a heat shield and containing the payload. [1945-50] * * *
nose dive
nose dive n. 1. a swift, steep downward plunge of an airplane, with the nose toward the earth 2. any sudden, sharp drop, as in profits nose-dive vi. nose-dived, nose-diving * * *
nose drops
medication applied through the nostrils with a dropper. [1940-45] * * *
nose ender
Naut. muzzler (def. 2). [1850-55] * * *
nose glasses
eyeglasses held in place by a spring that clamps them to the bridge of the nose; pince-nez. [1885-90] * * *
nose guard
Football. See middle guard. [1975-80] * * *
nose job
Informal. cosmetic surgery of the nose; rhinoplasty. [1965-70] * * *
nose leaf
a leaflike outgrowth of skin on the nose of various bats, thought to be sensitive to vibrations of the air. [1830-40] * * *
nose ring
1. a ring inserted in the nose of an animal, to facilitate leading it. 2. a ring worn as an ornament in the nose. [1780-90] * * * ▪ ornament       ornament inserted ...
nose tackle
☆ nose tackle n. NOSE GUARD * * *
nose-dive
nose-dive (nōzʹdīv') intr.v. nose-·dived, or nose-·dove (-dōv') nose-·div·ing, nose-·dives To perform a nosedive.   noseʹ-div'er n. * * *
nose-diver
See nose-dive. * * *
nosean
also called  noselite         variety of the feldspathoid mineral sodalite (q.v.). * * *
nosebag
nose·bag (nōzʹbăg') n. See feedbag. * * *
noseband
—nosebanded, adj. /nohz"band'/, n. that part of a bridle or halter that passes over the animal's nose. See illus. under harness. [1605-15; NOSE + BAND2] * * *
nosebleed
/nohz"bleed'/, n. 1. bleeding from the nose. 2. See red trillium. [1400-50 as plant name; 1850-55 for def. 1; late ME; see NOSE, BLEED] * * * ▪ medical disorder also called ...
nosecone
nose cone n. The forwardmost, usually separable section of a rocket or guided missile that is shaped to offer minimum aerodynamic resistance and often bears protective cladding ...
nosecount
/nohz"kownt'/, n. Informal. the counting of individual persons, as for a census. [1935-40; NOSE + COUNT1] * * *
nosedive
/nohz"duyv'/, n., v., nosedived or nosedove, nosedived, nosediving. n. Also, nose dive. 1. a plunge of an aircraft with the forward part pointing downward. 2. a sudden sharp drop ...
nosegay
/nohz"gay'/, n. a small bunch of flowers; bouquet; posy. [1375-1425; late ME: lit., a gay (obs., something pretty; see GAY) for the NOSE (i.e., to smell)] * * * ▪ floral ...
nosejob
nose job n. Informal Plastic surgery on the nose, especially to improve its appearance; rhinoplasty. * * *
Nosema
▪ biology       genus of parasitic spore-forming protozoans, of the order Microsporida, found in host cells where it undergoes repeated asexual divisions followed by ...
nosepiece
/nohz"pees'/, n. 1. the part of a frame for eyeglasses that passes over the bridge of the nose. 2. the part of a microscope to which the objectives are attached. See diag. under ...
nosering
nose ring n. 1. A ring inserted through the nose of an animal to allow the passage of a rope, as for leading or securing. 2. A ring or other ornament inserted through the ...
nosewheel
/nohz"hweel', -weel'/, n. the landing wheel under the nose of an aircraft. [1930-35; NOSE + WHEEL] * * *
nosewing
/nohz"wing'/, n. the flared portion of each side of the nose; a nasal ala. [NOSE + WING] * * *
nosey
/noh"zee/, adj., nosier, nosiest. nosy. * * *
Nosey Parker
/noh"zee pahr"keuhr/, Informal. See Nosy Parker. Also, nosey Parker. * * *
nosh
/nosh/, Informal. v.i. 1. to snack or eat between meals. v.t. 2. to snack on: They noshed peanuts and cookies while watching television. n. 3. a snack. [1955-60; < Yiddish nashn; ...
nosher
/nosh"euhr/, n. Informal. a person who snacks, esp. one who does so often or continuously. [1955-60; < Yiddish; see NOSH, -ER1] * * *
nosherei
/nosh'euh ruy"/, n. Slang. food for snacking or noshing. [ < Yiddish nasheray tidbit, equiv. to nash(n) NOSH + -eray < MHG -er -ER1 + -ie < OF -ie (see -Y3); cf. G Näschereien ...
Noshiro
▪ Japan       city, Akita ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It is located at the mouth of the Yoneshiro River, where it meets the Japan Sea. During the Tokugawa period ...
nosily
See nosy. * * *
nosiness
See nosily. * * *
nosing
/noh"zing/, n. Archit. a projecting edge, as the part of the tread of a step extending beyond the riser or a projecting part of a buttress. [1765-75; NOSE + -ING1] * * *
Noske, Gustav
▪ German politician born July 9, 1868, Brandenburg, Prussia [Germany] died Nov. 30, 1946, Hannover, Ger.       right-wing Social Democratic German politician, notorious ...
noso-
a combining form meaning "disease," used in the formation of compound words: nosology. Also, esp. before a vowel, nos-. [comb. form repr. Gk nósos disease, sickness, malady] * * ...
nosocomial
/nos'euh koh"mee euhl/, adj. (of infections) contracted as a result of being hospitalized; hospital-acquired. [1850-55; < NL nosocomi(um) hospital ( < LGk nosokomeîon, equiv. to ...
nosogenesis
—nosogenetic /nos'euh jeuh net"ik/, adj. /nos'euh jen"euh sis/, n. pathogenesis. Also, nosogeny /noh soj"euh nee/. [NOSO- + GENESIS] * * *
nosogeography
—nosogeographic /nos'oh jee'euh graf"ik/, —nosogeographical, adj. /nos'oh jee og"reuh fee/, n. the study of the geographical causes and distribution of diseases. Also called ...
nosographer
See nosography. * * *
nosographic
See nosographer. * * *
nosographical
See nosographer. * * *
nosography
—nosographer, n. —nosographic /noh'seuh graf"ik, nos'euh-/, nosographical, adj. —nosographically, adv. /noh sog"reuh fee/, n. the systematic description of ...
nosologic
See nosological. * * *
nosological
See nosology. * * *
nosologically
See nosological. * * *
nosologist
See nosological. * * *
nosology
—nosological /nos'euh loj"i keuhl/, adj. —nosologically, adv. —nosologist, n. /noh sol"euh jee/, n. 1. the systematic classification of diseases. 2. the knowledge of a ...
nosophobia
/nos'euh foh"bee euh/, n. Psychiatry. an abnormal fear of disease. [1885-90; NOSO- + -PHOBIA] * * *
Nossob River
or Nosop River River, southern Africa. Rising in central Namibia, it flows southeast through the western Kalahari Desert and forms part of the border between Botswana and South ...
nostalgia
—nostalgic, adj. —nostalgically, adv. /no stal"jeuh, -jee euh, neuh-/, n. 1. a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or ...
nostalgic
See nostalgia. * * *
nostalgically
See nostalgic. * * *
nostalgie de la boue
nostalgie de la boue [nō̂s tȧl zhē də lȧ bo͞o′] n. 〚Fr, lit., nostalgia or longing for the mud〛 a desire for or attraction to crudity, vulgarity, depravity, etc. * ...
nostalgist
/no stal"jist, neuh-/, n. a person who collects or buys and sells items preserved from an earlier era. [1950-55; NOSTALG(IA) + -IST] * * *
nostalgy
/no stal"jee, neuh-/, n., pl. nostalgies. Archaic. nostalgia. [1840-50; Anglicized form of NOSTALGIA; see -Y3] * * *
nostoc
/nos"tok/, n. any freshwater, blue-green alga of the genus Nostoc, often occurring in jellylike colonies in moist places. [1640-50; < NL, coined by Paracelsus] * * * Any of the ...
nostology
—nostologic /nos'teuh loj"ik/, adj. /no stol"euh jee/, n. geriatrics. [ < Gk nósto(s) a return home + -LOGY] * * *
nostomania
/nos'teuh may"nee euh, -mayn"yeuh/, n. intense homesickness; an irresistible compulsion to return home. [1850-55; < Gk nósto(s) a return home + -MANIA] * * *
Nostradamus
—Nostradamic /nos'treuh dam"ik, noh'streuh-/, adj. /nos'treuh day"meuhs, -dah"-, noh"streuh-/, n. (Michel de Nostredame) 1503-66, French astrologer. * * * orig. Michel de ...
Nostratic
Nostratic [nä strat′ik] adj. designating or of a proposed language superfamily that includes the Indo-European, Afroasiatic, Dravidian, Uralic, and Altaic families n. this ...
Nostratic hypothesis
Proposal of an overarching northern Eurasian language family, still of uncertain validity. Holger Pedersen was the first to suggest that the Indo-European, Uralic, Altaic, ...
nostril
/nos"treuhl/, n. either of the two external openings of the nose. [bef. 1000; ME nostrill, OE nosterl, var. of nosthyrl, equiv. to nos(u) NOSE + thyrel hole; see THIRL] * * *
Nostromo
/no stroh"moh/, n. a novel (1904) by Joseph Conrad. * * *
nostrum
/nos"treuhm/, n. 1. a medicine sold with false or exaggerated claims and with no demonstrable value; quack medicine. 2. a scheme, theory, device, etc., esp. one to remedy social ...
nosy
—nosily, adv. —nosiness, n. /noh"zee/, adj., nosier, nosiest. unduly curious about the affairs of others; prying; meddlesome. Also, nosey. [1880-85; NOSE + -Y1] * * *
Nosy Be
▪ island, Madagascar also called  Nossi-Bé    island lying about 5 miles (8 km) off the northwestern shore of Madagascar. The name means “Big Island.” It is 19 miles ...
Nosy Parker
/noh"zee pahr"keuhr/, Informal. a persistently nosy, prying person; busybody. Also, Nosey Parker. [1905-10] * * *
not
/not/, adv. 1. (used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition): You must not do that. It's not far from here. 2. U.S. Slang. (used jocularly as a postpositive ...
NOT
/not/, n. a Boolean operator that returns a positive result if its operand is negative and a negative result if its operand is positive. * * *
NOT circuit
/not/ Computers. a circuit that is energized when its input is not. Also called NOT gate. [1945-50] * * *
NOT gate
Computers. See NOT circuit. [1955-60] * * *
not guilty
➡ juries * * *
not proven
➡ juries * * *
not-
var. of noto- before a vowel. * * *
Not-Being, denial of
▪ philosophy       in Eleatic philosophy, the assertion of the monistic philosopher Parmenides of Elea that only Being exists and that Not-Being is not, and can never ...
not-for-profit
/not"feuhr prof"it/, adj. nonprofit. [1965-70] * * *
NOTA
none of the above. * * *
nota bene
/noh"tah be"ne/; Eng. /noh"teuh bay"nee, ben"ee, bee"nee/, Latin. note well; take notice. * * *
notabene
no·ta be·ne (nō'tə bĕnʹē, bēʹnē) Abbr. NB Used to direct attention to something particularly important.   [Latin notā bene, note well : notā, sing. imperative of ...
notabilia
/noh'teuh bil"ee euh/, n.pl. matters, events, or items worthy of note. [ < L, neut. pl. of notabilis remarkable, noteworthy] * * *
notability
/noh'teuh bil"i tee/, n., pl. notabilities for 2. 1. the state or quality of being notable; distinction; prominence. 2. a notable or prominent person. [1350-1400; ME notabilite. ...
notable
—notableness, n. —notably, adv. /noh"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. worthy of note or notice; noteworthy: a notable success; a notable theory. 2. prominent, important, or ...
Notable balloon altitude records
▪ Table Notable balloon altitude records date balloonists altitude April 24, 1804 Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac and Jean-Baptiste Biot (France) 3,977 metres (2.5 miles) Sept. 19, ...
Notable balloon flights
▪ Table Notable balloon flights date balloonists description Aug. 8, 1709 Bartholomeu Lourenço de Gusmão (Brazil) first model balloon flight June 5, 1783 Joseph-Michel ...
Notable Civil Engineering Projects
▪ 2001 Notable Civil Engineering Projects (in work or completed, 2000)   Name Location   Year of completion Notes Airports Terminal area (sq m)   Inchon ...
Notable Civil Engineering Projects (in work or completed, 2007)
▪ Table 492 Notable Civil Engineering Projects (in work or completed, 2007) Name Location Year of completion Notes Airports Terminal area (sq m) Beijing Capital (new ...
Notable Civil Engineering Projects (in work or completed, 2008)
▪ Table Notable Civil Engineering Projects (in work or completed, 2008) Name Location Year of completion Notes Airports Terminal area (sq m) Beijing Capital (new ...
Notable Civil Engineering Projects 1
▪ Table Notable Civil Engineering Projects (in work or completed, 2005) Name Location Year of completion Notes Airports Terminal area (sq m) Suvarnabhumi ("Golden ...
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▪ Table Notable Civil Engineering Projects (in work or completed, 2001)   Name Location   Year of completion Notes Airports Terminal area (sq m)   Incheon International ...
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▪ Table Name Location Year of completion Notes Airports Terminal area (sq m)   Suvarnabhumi ("Golden Land") near Bangkok, Thai. 563,000 2005 To replace Don Muang ...
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▪ Table Name Location Year of completion Notes Airports Terminal area (sq m)   Detroit Metro (new McNamara Terminal) Romulus, Mich. 610,000 2002 Hub for Northwest Airlines; ...
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▪ Table Notable Civil Engineering Projects (in work or completed, 1996) Name Location   Year of  completion Notes Airports   Area (ha)         Chek Lap Kok ex-Chek ...
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Notable early nuclear reactors
▪ Table Notable early nuclear reactors name location power output* distinction start-up CP-1 (Chicago Pile No. 1) Chicago, Ill. low first reactor 1942 ORNL Graphite, or Oak ...
Notable earthquakes in history
▪ Table Notable earthquakes in history year affected area magnitude intensity approximate number of deaths comments c. 1500 BC Knossos, Crete (Greece) ... X ... One of ...
Notable Engineering Projects
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Notable moons of the solar system
▪ Table Notable moons of the solar system name mean distance from centre of planet (orbital radius; km) orbital period (sidereal period; Earth days) radius or radial ...
Notable satellite observatories
▪ Table Notable satellite observatories name nationality years in service discoveries/ notable features Radio (wavelengths less than 0.1 cm) Cosmic Background Explorer ...
notableness
See notable. * * *
notably
See notableness. * * *
notaphily
—notaphilist, n. /noh taf"euh lee/, n. the collecting of bank notes as a hobby. [irreg. < L nota NOTE + -PHILY] * * *
notarial
—notarially, adv. /noh tair"ee euhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a notary public. 2. drawn up or executed by a notary public. [1475-85; NOTARY + -AL1] * * *
notarially
See notarial. * * *
notarization
See notarize. * * *
notarize
—notarization, n. /noh"teuh ruyz'/, v.t., notarized, notarizing. to certify (a document, contract, etc.) or cause to become certified through a notary public. Also, esp. Brit., ...
notary
—notaryship, n. /noh"teuh ree/, n., pl. notaries. See notary public. [1275-1325; ME < L notarius clerk, equiv. to not(are) to NOTE, mark + -arius -ARY] * * * or notary ...
notary public
pl. notaries public. a public officer or other person authorized to authenticate contracts, acknowledge deeds, take affidavits, protest bills of exchange, take depositions, ...
notarypublic
notary public n. pl. notaries public Abbr. NP A person legally empowered to witness and certify the validity of documents and to take affidavits and depositions. * * *
notate
notate [nō′tāt΄] vt. notated, notating to write or record (esp. music) in notation * * * no·tate (nōʹtāt) tr.v. no·tat·ed, no·tat·ing, no·tates To put into ...
notation
—notational, adj. /noh tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a system of graphic symbols for a specialized use, other than ordinary writing: musical notation. 2. the process or method of noting ...
notational
See notation. * * *
notch
—notchy, adj. /noch/, n. 1. an angular or V-shaped cut, indentation, or slit in an object, surface, or edge. 2. a cut or nick made in a stick or other object for record, as in ...
notch baby
a person who was born in the U.S. between 1917 and 1921 and as a retiree received lower cost-of-living increases in Social Security than others after Congress readjusted Social ...
notchback
/noch"bak'/, n. 1. a style of back for an automobile in which there is a sharp vertical drop-off from the roof line to the trunk. 2. an automobile having such a back. Cf. ...
notched
notched [nächt] adj. having a notch or indentation: used esp. of a collar in which the seam between the collar and lapel on each side forms a notch * * *
notched collar
a collar forming a notch with the lapels of a garment at the seam where collar and lapels join. Also called notched lapel. * * *
note
—noter, n. /noht/, n., v., noted, noting. n. 1. a brief record of something written down to assist the memory or for future reference. 2. notes, a record or outline of a ...
note broker
Finance. a broker who buys and sells commercial paper. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
note of hand
note of hand n. PROMISSORY NOTE * * *
note of hand.
See promissory note. [1760-70] * * *
note row
/roh/, Music. See tone row. [1950-55] * * *
note verbale
/nawt verdd bannl"/, pl. notes verbales /nawt verdd bannl"/. French. a diplomatic communication prepared in the third person and unsigned: less formal than a note but more formal ...
notebook
/noht"book'/, n. 1. a book of or for notes. 2. a book or binder of blank, often ruled, pages for recording notes, esp. one used by students in class. 3. a book in which ...
Notec
No·teć (nôʹtĕch') A river of northwest Poland flowing about 434 km (270 mi) generally westward. It is connected by canal with the Vistula River. * * *
Noteć
No·teć (nôʹtĕch') A river of northwest Poland flowing about 434 km (270 mi) generally westward. It is connected by canal with the Vistula River. * * *


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