Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Nodosarine adjective (Zoology) Resembling in form or structure a foraminiferous shell of the genus Nodosaria . -- noun (Zoology) A foraminifer of the genus Nodosaria or of an allied genus.

Nodose adjective [ Latin nodosus , from nodus knot.]
1. Knotty; having numerous or conspicuous nodes.

2. (Zoology) Having nodes or prominences; having the alternate joints enlarged, as the antennæ of certain insects.

Nodosity noun [ Latin nodositas .]
1. The quality of being knotty or nodose; resemblance to a node or swelling; knottiness. Holland.

2. A knot; a node.

Nodosous, Nodous adjective Nodose; knotty; knotted. [ Obsolete]

Nodular adjective [ Confer French nodulaire .] Of, pertaining to, or in the form of, a nodule or knot.

Nodule noun [ Latin nodulus , dim. of nodus knot: confer French nodule .] A rounded mass or irregular shape; a little knot or lump.

Noduled adjective Having little knots or lumps.

Nodulose, Nodulous adjective (Biol.) Having small nodes or knots; diminutively nodose.

Noel noun [ French noël , Latin natalis birthday, from natalis natal. See Natal .] Same as Nowel .

Noematachograph noun [ Greek ... the understanding + ... swiftness + -graph .] An instrument for determining and registering the duration of more or less complex operations of the mind. Dunglison.

Noematic, Noematical adjective [ Greek ... the understanding. See Noetic .] Of or pertaining to the understanding. [ Obsolete] Cudworth.

Noemics noun [ Greek ... the understanding. See Noetic .] The science of the understanding; intellectual science.

Noetian noun (Eccl. Hist.) One of the followers of Noetus , who lived in the third century. He denied the distinct personality of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Noetic, Noetical adjective [ Greek ..., from ... to perceive, ... mind, intellect.] Of or pertaining to the intellect; intellectual.

I would employ the word noetic to express all those cognitions which originate in the mind itself.
Sir W. Hamilton.

Nof [ Contr. from ne of .] Not of; nor of. [ Obsolete]

Nog noun [ Abbrev. from noggin .]


1. A noggin.

2. A kind of strong ale. Halliwell.

Nog noun [ Etymol. uncertain.]


1. A wooden block, of the size of a brick, built into a wall, as a hold for the nails of woodwork.

2. One of the square logs of wood used in a pile to support the roof of a mine.

3. (Shipbuilding) A treenail to fasten the shores.

Nog transitive verb [ From 2d Nog .]
1. To fill in, as between scantling, with brickwork.

2. (Shipbuilding) To fasten, as shores, with treenails.

Noggen adjective [ Prop., made of hemp, from Prov. English nogs hemp.] Made of hemp; hence, hard; rough; harsh. [ Obsolete] Johnson.

Noggin noun [ Ir. noigin , or Gael. noigean . Confer lst Nog .]
1. A small mug or cup.

2. A measure equivalent to a gill. [ Prov. Eng.]

Nogging noun [ From Nog , transitive verb ] Rough brick masonry used to fill in the interstices of a wooden frame, in building.

Noght adverb Not. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Noiance noun [ Abbrev. from Middle English anoiance .] [ Written also noyance .] Annoyance. [ Obsolete] Tusser.

Noie transitive verb To annoy. See Noy . [ Obsolete]

Noier noun An annoyer. [ Obsolete] Tusser.

Noil noun [ Prob. from Prov. English oil , ile , ail , a beard of grain (OE. eil , Anglo-Saxon egl ) combined with the indef. article, an oil becoming a noil .] A short or waste piece or knot of wool separated from the longer staple by combing; also, a similar piece or shred of waste silk.

Noils noun plural [ Etymol. uncertain.] Waste and knots of wool removed by the comb; combings.

Noint transitive verb To anoint. [ Obsolete] Sir T. North.

Noious adjective Annoying; troublesome. [ Obsolete]

Noise noun [ French noise noisy strife, quarrel, brawl, from Latin nausea seasickness, sickness, disgust. See Nausea .]


1. Sound of any kind.

The heavens turn about in a most rapid motion without noise
to us perceived.
Bacon.

» Noise is either a sound of too short a duration to be determined, like the report of a cannon; or else it is a confused mixture of many discordant sounds, like the rolling of thunder or the noise of the waves. Nevertheless, the difference between sound and noise is by no means precise. Ganot.

2. Especially, loud, confused, or senseless sound; clamor; din.

3. Loud or continuous talk; general talk or discussion; rumor; report. "The noise goes." Shak.

What noise have we had about transplantation of diseases and transfusion of blood!
T. Baker.

Soerates lived in Athens during the great plague which has made so much noise in all ages.
Spectator.

4. Music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band. [ Obsolete] Milton.

The king has his noise of gypsies.
B. Jonson.

Syn. -- Cry; outcry; clamor; din; clatter; uproar.

Noise intransitive verb To sound; to make a noise. Milton.

Noise transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Noised ; p pr. & verbal noun Noising .]
1. To spread by rumor or report.

All these sayings were noised abroad.
Luke i. 65.

2. To disturb with noise. [ Obsolete] Dryden.

Noiseful adjective Loud; clamorous. [ Obsolete] Dryden.

Noiseless adjective Making, or causing, no noise or bustle; without noise; silent; as, the noiseless foot of time.

So noiseless would I live.
Dryden.

-- Noise"less*ly , adverb -- Noise"less*ness , noun

Noisette noun (Botany) A hybrid rose produced in 1817, by a French gardener, Noisette , of Charleston, South Carolina, from the China rose and the musk rose. It has given rise to many fine varieties, as the Lamarque , the Marechal (or Marshal) Niel , and the Cloth of gold . Most roses of this class have clustered flowers and are of vigorous growth. P. Henderson.

Noisily adverb In a noisy manner.

Noisiness noun The state or quality of being noisy.

Noisome adjective [ For noysome , from noy for annoy . See Annoy .]
1. Noxious to health; hurtful; mischievous; unwholesome; insalubrious; destructive; as, noisome effluvia. " Noisome pestilence." Ps. xci. 3.

2. Offensive to the smell or other senses; disgusting; fetid. "Foul breath is noisome ." Shak.

-- Noi"some*ly , adverb -- Noi"some*ness , noun

Syn. -- Noxious; unwholesome; insalubrious; mischievous; destructive. -- Noisome , Noxious . These words have to a great extent been interchanged; but there is a tendency to make a distinction between them, applying noxious to things that inflict evil directly; as, a noxious plant, noxious practices, etc., and noisome to things that operate with a remoter influence; as, noisome vapors, a noisome pestilence, etc. Noisome has the additional sense of disqusting . A garden may be free from noxious weeds or animals; but, if recently covered with manure, it may be filled with a noisome smell.

Noisy adjective [ Compar. Noisier ; superl. Noisiest .] [ From Noise .]
1. Making a noise, esp. a loud sound; clamorous; vociferous; turbulent; boisterous; as, the noisy crowd.

2. Full of noise. "The noisy town." Dryden.

Nol-pros transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle -prossed ; present participle & verbal noun -prossing .] To discontinue by entering a nolle prosequi ; to decline to prosecute.

Nol. pros. An abbrev. of Nolle prosequi .

Nolde [ Contr. from ne wolde .] Would not. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Nole noun [ See Noll .] The head. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Noli-me-tangere noun [ Latin , touch me not.]


1. (Botany) (a) Any plant of a genus of herbs ( Impatiens ) having capsules which, if touched when ripe, discharge their seeds. -- See Impatiens . (b) The squirting cucumber. See under Cucumber .

2. (Medicine) A name formerly applied to several varieties of ulcerous cutaneous diseases, but now restricted to Lupus exedens , an ulcerative affection of the nose.

Nolition noun [ Latin nolle not to will, to be unwilling; ne + velle to will, to be willing.] Adverse action of will; unwillingness; -- opposed to volition .

A nolition and a direct enmity against the lust.
Jer. Taylor.

Noll noun [ Middle English nol , Anglo-Saxon hnoll top; akin to Old High German hnol top, head.] The head; the noddle. [ Obsolete]

Nolle prosequi [ Latin , to be unwilling to prosecute.] (Law) Will not prosecute; -- an entry on the record, denoting that a plaintiff discontinues his suit, or the attorney for the public a prosecution; either wholly, or as to some count, or as to some of several defendants.

Nolleity noun [ Latin nolle to be unwilling.] The state of being unwilling; nolition. [ R.]

Nolo contendere [ Latin , I do not wish to contend.] (Law) A plea, by the defendant, in a criminal prosecution, which, without admitting guilt, subjects him to all the consequences of a plea of guilty.

Nolt noun sing. & plural Neat cattle. [ Prov. Eng.]