1. A negative connective or particle, introducing the second member or clause of a negative proposition, following neither, or not, in the first member or clause (as or in affirmative propositions follows either). Nor is also used sometimes in the first member for neither, and sometimes the neither is omitted and implied by the use of nor.


  1. the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

    Synonyms : count, counting, enumeration, reckoning, tally
    Type Of : investigation, investigating
  2. naming numbers

    Type Of : naming


  1. negation of a word or group of words

    Synonyms : non
    Examples :
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all


  1. a small concavity

    Synonyms : corner, recess, recession
    Type Of : concavity, incurvation, incurvature, concave shape
  2. an enclosure that is set back or indented

    Synonyms : recess
    Type Of : enclosure
  3. (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)

    Synonyms : ecological niche
    Type Of : condition, status
  4. a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it

    Type Of : place, station
    Examples :
    • he found his niche in the academic world


  1. being ten more than eighty

    Synonyms : 90, xc
  2. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and nine

    Synonyms : 90, xc
    Type Of : large integer


  1. being one more than eighteen

    Synonyms : 19, xix
  2. the cardinal number that is the sum of eighteen and one

    Synonyms : 19, xix
    Type Of : large integer


  1. an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

    Synonyms : dweeb, grind, swot, wonk
    Type Of : assimilator, learner, scholar
  2. an intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession

    Type Of : expert


  1. despite anything to the contrary (usually preceding a concession)

    Synonyms : all the same, at the same time, even so, however, nevertheless, notwithstanding, still, withal, yet


  1. a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe

    Type Of : causal agency, causal agent, cause
    Examples :
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women
  2. a particular type of thing

    Type Of : type
    Examples :
    • he's interested in trains and things of that nature
    • matters of a personal nature
  3. the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions

    Type Of : trait
    Examples :
    • it is his nature to help others
  4. the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized

    Type Of : quality
    Examples :
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  5. the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.

    Type Of : existence, creation, universe, world, macrocosm, cosmos
    Examples :
    • they tried to preserve nature as they found it


  1. characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance

    Synonyms : egotistic, egotistical, self-loving