Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Negotious adjective [ Latin negotiosus .] Very busy; attentive to business; active. [ R.] D. Rogers.
Negotiousness noun The state of being busily occupied; activity. [ R.] D. Rogers.
; plural Negresses
[ Confer French négrese
, fem. of négre
a negro. See Negro
.] A black woman; a female negro.
Negrita noun [ Spanish , blackish, fem. of negrito , dim. of negro black.] (Zoology) A blackish fish ( Hypoplectrus nigricans ), of the Sea-bass family. It is a native of the West Indies and Florida.
Negritic adjective Of or pertaining to negroes; composed of negroes. Keary.
Negritos noun plural ; sing Negrito [ Spanish , dim. of negro black.] (Ethnol.) A degraded Papuan race, inhabiting Luzon and some of the other east Indian Islands. They resemble negroes, but are smaller in size. They are mostly nomads.
; plural Negroes
[ Spanish or Portuguese negro
, from negro
black, Latin niger
; perhaps akin to English night
.] A black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed African blood, wherever found.
Negro adjective Of or pertaining to negroes; black. Negro bug (Zoology)
, a minute black bug common on the raspberry and blackberry. It produced a very disagreeable flavor.
-- negro corn
, the Indian millet or durra; -- so called in the West Indies. see Durra . McElrath.
-- Negro fly (Zoology)
, a black dipterous fly ( Psila rosæ ) which, in the larval state, is injurious to carrots; -- called also carrot fly .
-- Negro head (Com.)
, Cavendish tobacco.
[ Cant] McElrath.
-- Negro monkey (Zoology)
, the moor monkey.
Negrohead noun An inferior commercial variety of India rubber made up into round masses.
Negroid adjective [ Negro + - oid .]
1. Characteristic of the negro. 2. Resembling the negro or negroes; of or pertaining to those who resemble the negro.
Negroid noun [ Negro + - oid .] A member of any one of several East African tribes whose physical characters show an admixture with other races.
Negus noun A beverage made of wine, water, sugar, nutmeg, and lemon juice; -- so called, it is said, from its first maker, Colonel Negus .
Nehiloth noun plural [ Hebrew ] (Script.) A term supposed to mean, perforated wind instruments of music, as pipes or flutes. Ps. v. (heading).
Nehushtan noun [ Hebrew ] A thing of brass; -- the name under which the Israelites worshiped the brazen serpent made by Moses. 2 Kings xviii. 4.
Neif, Neaf (nēf) noun [ Icelandic hnefi ; akin to Danish næve , Swedish näfve .] The fist. [ Obsolete] "I kiss thy neif ." "Give me your neaf ." Shak.
[ Old French neïf
, a born serf, from Latin nativus
born, imparted by birth. See Native
.] A woman born in the state of villeinage; a female serf. Blackstone.
(nā) intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Neighed
(nād); present participle & verbal noun Neighing
.] [ Middle English neien
, Anglo-Saxon hnǣgan
, probably of imitative origin; confer Middle High German nēgen
, Icelandic hneggja
, Swedish gnägga
. Confer Nag
a horse.] 1. To utter the cry of the horse; to whinny. 2. To scoff or sneer; to jeer.
Neighed at his nakedness. Beau. & Fl.
Neigh noun The cry of a horse; a whinny.
[ Middle English neighebour
, Anglo-Saxon neáhgebūr
nigh + gebūr
a dweller, farmer; akin to Dutch nabuur
, German nachbar
, Old High German nāhgibūr
. See Nigh
, and Boor
.] [ Spelt also neighbour
.] 1. A person who lives near another; one whose abode is not far off. Chaucer.
Masters, my good friends, mine honest neighbors . Shak. 2. One who is near in sympathy or confidence.
Buckingham Shak. 3. One entitled to, or exhibiting, neighborly kindness; hence, one of the human race; a fellow being.
No more shall be the neighbor to my counsel.
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? Luke x. 36.
The gospel allows no such term as "stranger;" makes every man my neighbor . South.
Neighbor adjective Near to another; adjoining; adjacent; next; neighboring. "The neighbor cities." Jer. l. 40. "The neighbor room." Shak.
neighbor transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Neighbored
; present participle & verbal noun Neighboring
.] 1. To adjoin; to border on; tobe near to.
Leisurely ascending hills that neighbor the shore. Sandys. 2. To associate intimately with.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Neighbor intransitive verb To dwell in the vicinity; to be a neighbor, or in the neighborhood; to be near.
A copse that neighbors by. Shak.
[ Written also neighbourhood
.] 1. The quality or condition of being a neighbor; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.
Then the prison and the palace were in awful neighborhood . Ld. Lytton. 2. A place near; vicinity; adjoining district; a region the inhabitants of which may be counted as neighbors; as, he lives in my neighborhood . 3. The inhabitants who live in the vicinity of each other; as, the fire alarmed all the neiborhood . 4. The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will.
[ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor. Syn.
-- Vicinity; vicinage; proximity. -- Neighborhood
is Anglo- Saxon, and vicinity
is Latin. Vicinity
does not commonly denote so close a connection as neighborhood
. A neighborhood
is a more immediate vicinity.
The houses immediately adjoining a square are in the neighborhood
of that square; those which are somewhat further removed are also in the vicinity
of the square.
Neighboring adjective Living or being near; adjacent; as, the neighboring nations or countries.
Neighborliness noun The quality or state of being neighborly.
[ Also written neighbourly
.] Appropriate to the relation of neighbors; having frequent or familiar intercourse; kind; civil; social; friendly.
-- adverb In a neighborly manner.
Judge if this be neighborly dealing. Arbuthnot.
Neighborship noun The state of being neighbors. [ R.] J. Bailie.
Neishout noun [ From Dutch niezen to sneeze + hout wood.] (Botany) The mahogany-like wood of the South African tree Pteroxylon utile , the sawdust of which causes violent sneezing (whence the name). Also called sneezewood .
[ Middle English neiter
, Anglo-Saxon nāwðer
never, not + hwæðer
whether. The word has followed the form of either
. See No
, and Whether
, and confer Neuter
.] Not either; not the one or the other.
Which of them shall I take? Shak.
Both? one? or neither ? Neither can be enjoyed,
If both remain alive.
He neither loves, Shak.
Nor either cares for him.
Neither conj. not either; generally used to introduce the first of two or more coördinate clauses of which those that follow begin with nor .
Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king. 1 Kings xxii. 31.
Hadst thou been firm and fixed in thy dissent, Milton.
Neither had I transgressed, nor thou with me.
When she put it on, she made me vow Shak.
That I should neither sell, nor give, nor lose it.
was formerly often used where we now use nor
. "For neither circumcision, neither
uncircumcision is anything at all." Tyndale.
"Ye shall not eat of it, neither
shall ye touch it." Gen. iii. 3. Neither
is sometimes used colloquially at the end of a clause to enforce a foregoing negative ( nor
). "He is very tall, but not too tall neither
" ‘I care not for his thrust' ‘No, nor I neither
.'" Shak. Not so neither
, by no means.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Nelumbo noun [ Ceylonese word.] (Botany) A genus of great water lilies. The North American species is Nelumbo lutea , the Asiatic is the sacred lotus, N. speciosa . [ Written also Nelumbium .]
Nemaline adjective [ Latin nema thread, Greek ..., from ... to spin.] (Min.) Having the form of threads; fibrous.
Nemalite noun [ Greek ... thread + -lite : confer French némalite .] (Min.) A fibrous variety of brucite.
; plural Nemathecia
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... a thread + ... a box.] (Botany) A peculiar kind of fructification on certain red algæ, consisting of an external mass of filaments at length separating into tetraspores.
Nemathelminthes Nem`a*tel*min"thes noun plural [ New Latin See Nemato- , and Helminthes .] (Zoology) An ordr of helminths, including the Nematoidea and Gordiacea; the roundworms. [ Written also Nematelminthea .]
Nemato- A combining form from Greek nh^ma , nh`matos , a thread.
Nematoblast noun [ Nemato- + -blast .] (Biol.) A spermatocyte or spermoblast.
; plural Nematocalyces
, E. - calyxes
. [ New Latin See Nemato-
, and Calyx
.] (Zoology) One of a peculiar kind of cups, or calicles, found upon hydroids of the family Plumularidæ . They contain nematocysts. See Plumularia .
Nematocera noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., a thread + ke`ras horn.] (Zoology) A suborder of dipterous insects, having long antennæ, as the mosquito, gnat, and crane fly; -- called also Nemocera .
.] (Zoology) A lasso cell, or thread cell. See Lasso cell , under Lasso .
Nematode adjective & noun (Zoology) Same as Nematoid .
Nematogene noun [ Nemato- + root of Greek ... to be born.] (Zoology) One of the dimorphic forms of the species of Dicyemata, which produced vermiform embryos; -- opposed to rhombogene .
Nematognath noun (Zoology) One of the Nematognathi.
Nematognathi noun plural
[ New Latin See nemato-
, and Gnathic
.] (Zoology) An order of fishes having barbels on the jaws. It includes the catfishes, or siluroids. See Siluroid .
Nematoid adjective [ Nemato- + -oid .] (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Nematoidea. -- noun One of the Nematoidea. See Illustration in Appendix.
Nematoidea noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., thread + -oid
.] (Zoology) An order of worms, having a long, round, and generally smooth body; the roundworms. They are mostly parasites. Called also Nematodea , and Nematoda .
» The trichina, stomach worm, and pinworm of man belong to this group. See also Vinegar eel
, under Vinegar
, and Gapeworm
Nematoidean adjective & noun (Zoology) Nematoid.
Nematophora noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., a thread + ... to bear.] (Zoology) Same as Cœlenterata .