nancy

  1. a city in northeastern France in Lorraine

necessarily

  1. in such a manner as could not be otherwise

    Synonyms : inevitably, needs, of necessity
    Examples :
    • it is necessarily so
  2. in an essential manner

    Synonyms : needfully
    Antonyms : unnecessarily
    Examples :
    • such expenses are necessarily incurred

niece

  1. a daughter of your brother or sister

    Antonyms : nephew
    Type Of : kinswoman

novate

  1. replace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one

    Type Of : replace

nail

  1. hit hard

    Synonyms : blast, boom, smash
    Type Of : hit
  2. take into custody

    Synonyms : apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nab, pick up
    Type Of : clutch, prehend, seize
  3. complete a pass

    Synonyms : complete
    Type Of : play
  4. locate exactly

    Synonyms : pinpoint
    Type Of : turn up, locate
    Examples :
    • The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome
  5. succeed at easily

    Synonyms : ace, breeze through, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through
    Type Of : make it, pass
    Examples :
    • She nailed her astrophysics course
  6. succeed in obtaining a position

    Synonyms : nail down, peg
    Type Of : come through, deliver the goods, win, succeed, bring home the bacon
    Examples :
    • He nailed down a spot at Harvard
  7. a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

    Type Of : linear measure, linear unit
  8. a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

    Type Of : holdfast, fastener, fastening, fixing
  9. attach something somewhere by means of nails

    Type Of : attach
    Examples :
    • nail the board onto the wall
  10. horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

    Type Of : horny structure, unguis

navy

  1. a dark shade of blue

    Synonyms : dark blue, navy blue
    Type Of : blue, blueness
  2. an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare

    Synonyms : naval forces
    Type Of : military service, service, armed service
  3. the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces

    Synonyms : united states navy, us navy, usn
    Type Of : government agency, bureau, authority, agency, office, federal agency

norm

  1. a statistic describing the location of a distribution

    Synonyms : average
    Type Of : statistic
    Examples :
    • it set the norm for American homes
  2. a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical

    Type Of : criterion, measure, standard, touchstone
    Examples :
    • the current middle-class norm of two children per family

nails

  1. hit hard

    Synonyms : blast, boom, smash
    Type Of : hit
  2. take into custody

    Synonyms : apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nab, pick up
    Type Of : clutch, prehend, seize
  3. complete a pass

    Synonyms : complete
    Type Of : play
  4. locate exactly

    Synonyms : pinpoint
    Type Of : turn up, locate
    Examples :
    • The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome
  5. succeed at easily

    Synonyms : ace, breeze through, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through
    Type Of : make it, pass
    Examples :
    • She nailed her astrophysics course
  6. succeed in obtaining a position

    Synonyms : nail down, peg
    Type Of : come through, deliver the goods, win, succeed, bring home the bacon
    Examples :
    • He nailed down a spot at Harvard
  7. a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

    Type Of : linear measure, linear unit
  8. a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

    Type Of : holdfast, fastener, fastening, fixing
  9. attach something somewhere by means of nails

    Type Of : attach
    Examples :
    • nail the board onto the wall
  10. horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

    Type Of : horny structure, unguis

negative

  1. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions

    Synonyms : damaging
    Examples :
    • negative criticism
  2. not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition

    Synonyms : disconfirming
    Antonyms : positive
    Examples :
    • the HIV test was negative
  3. involving disadvantage or harm

    Synonyms : minus
    Examples :
    • minus (or negative) factors
  4. vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

    Synonyms : blackball, veto
    Type Of : oppose, contradict, controvert
  5. having a negative charge

    Synonyms : electronegative, negatively charged
    Examples :
    • electrons are negative
  6. a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

    Type Of : film, photographic film
  7. a reply of denial

    Antonyms : affirmative
    Type Of : denial
    Examples :
    • he answered in the negative
  8. characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features

    Antonyms : neutral, positive
    Examples :
    • a negative outlook on life
    • a colorless negative personality
    • a negative evaluation
    • a negative reaction to an advertising campaign
  9. expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

    Antonyms : affirmative
  10. having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant

    Examples :
    • ran a negative campaign
    • delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life
  11. less than zero

    Examples :
    • a negative number
  12. reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive

    Antonyms : positive
    Examples :
    • negative interest rates

nephew

  1. a son of your brother or sister

    Antonyms : niece
    Type Of : kinsman