NON SEQUITUR, non sek'wi-tur, it does not follow: a wrong conclusion: one that does not follow from the premises. [L. _non_, not, and 3d sing. pres.
ind. of _sequi_, to follow.]
NOODLE, n[=oo]d'l, _n._ a simpleton: a blockhead.--_n._ NOOD'LEDOM.
NOODLE, n[=oo]d'l, _n._ dried dough of wheat-flour and eggs, used in soup or as a baked dish.
NOOK, n[=oo]k, _n._ a corner: a narrow place formed by an angle: a recess: a secluded retreat.--_adjs._ NOOK'-SHOT'TEN, full of nooks and corners; NOOK'Y. [Gael. and Ir. _niuc_; Scot. _neuk_.]
NOOLOGY, no-ol'o-ji, _n._ the science of the phenomena of the mind, or of the facts of intellect. [Gr. _noos_, the mind, _logia_, discourse.]
NOON, n[=oo]n, _n._ the ninth hour of the day in Roman and ecclesiastical reckoning, three o'clock P.M.: afterwards (when the church service for the ninth hour, called _Nones_, was shifted to midday) midday: twelve o'clock: middle: height.--_adj._ belonging to midday: meridional.--_v.i._ to rest at noon.--_n._ NOON'DAY, midday: the time of greatest prosperity.--_adj._ pertaining to midday: meridional.--_ns._ NOON'ING, a rest about noon: a repast at noon; NOON'TIDE, the tide or time of noon: midday.--_adj._ pertaining to noon: meridional. [A.S. _non-tid_ (noontide)--L. _nona_ (_hora_), the ninth (hour).]
NOOSE, n[=oo]s, or n[=oo]z, _n._ a running knot which ties the firmer the closer it is drawn: a snare or knot generally.--_v.t._ to tie or catch in a noose. [Prob. O. Fr. _nous_, pl. of _nou_ (Fr. _noeud_)--L. _nodus_, knot.]
NOR, nor, _conj._ and not, a particle introducing the second part of a negative proposition--correlative to _neither_. [Contr. of _nother_=_neither_.]
NORIA, n[=o]'ri-a, _n._ a water-raising apparatus in Spain, Syria, and elsewhere, by means of a large paddle-wheel having fixed to its rim a series of buckets, a flush-wheel. [Sp.,--Ar.]
NORIMON, nor'i-mon, _n._ a kind of sedan-chair used in Japan. [Jap. _nori_, ride, _mono_, thing.]
NORLAND, nor'land, _n._ the same as NORTHLAND.
NORM, norm, _n._ a rule: a pattern: an authoritative standard: a type or typical unit.--_n._ NOR'MA, a rule, model: a square for measuring right angles.--_adj._ NOR'MAL, according to rule: regular: exact: perpendicular.--_n._ a perpendicular.--_ns._ NORMALIS[=A]'TION, NORMAL'ITY.--_v.t._ NOR'MALISE.--_adv._ NOR'MALLY.--_adj._ NOR'MATIVE, establishing a standard.--NORMAL SCHOOL, a training-college for teachers in the practice of their profession. [L. _norma_, a rule.]
NORMAN, nor'man, _n._ a native or inhabitant of Normandy: one of that Scandinavian race which settled in northern France about the beginning of the 10th century, founded the Duchy of Normandy, and conquered England in 1066--the _Norman Conquest_.--_adj._ pertaining to the Normans or to Normandy.--_v.t._ NOR'MANISE, to give a Norman character to.--NORMAN ARCHITECTURE, a round-arched style, a variety of Romanesque, prevalent in England from the Norman Conquest (1066) till the end of the 12th century, of massive simplicity, the churches cruciform with semicircular apse and a great tower rising from the intersection of nave and transept, deeply recessed doorways, windows small, round-headed, high in wall; NORMAN FRENCH, a form of French spoken by the Normans, which came into England at the Norman Conquest, modified the spelling, accent, and pronunciation of Anglo-Saxon, and enriched it with a large infusion of new words relating to the arts of life, &c. [_Northmen._]
NORMAN, nor'man, _n._ (_naut._) a bar inserted in a windlass, on which to fasten or veer a rope or cable.
NORN, norn, _n._ (_Scand. myth._) one of the three fates--Urd, Verdande, and Skuld.--Also NORN'A.
NORROY, nor'roi, _n._ (_her._) the third of the three English kings-at-arms, or provincial heralds, whose jurisdiction lies north of the Trent. [Fr. _nord_, north, _roy_, _roi_, king.]
NORSE, nors, _adj._ pertaining to ancient Scandinavia.--_n._ the language of ancient Scandinavia--also OLD NORSE.--_n._ NORSE'MAN, a Scandinavian or Northman. [Ice. _Norskr_; Norw. _Norsk_.]
NORTH, north, _n._ the point opposite the sun at noon: one of the four cardinal points of the horizon: the side of a church to the left of one facing the principal altar: that portion of the United States north of the former slave-holding states--i.e. north of Maryland, the Ohio, and Missouri.--_adv._ to or in the north.--_ns._ NORTH'-COCK, the snow bunting; NORTH'-EAST, the point between the north and east, equidistant from each.--_adj._ belonging to or from the north-east.--_n._ NORTH'-EAST'ER, a wind from the north-east.--_adjs._ NORTH'-EAST'ERLY, toward or coming from the north-east; NORTH'-EAST'ERN, belonging to the north-east: being in the north-east, or in that direction.--_adv._ NORTH'-EAST'WARD, toward the north-east.--_ns._ NORTH'ER (_th_), a wind or gale from the north, esp.
applied to a cold wind that blows in winter over Texas and the Gulf of Mexico; NORTH'ERLINESS (_th_), state of being toward the north.--_adj._ NORTH'ERLY (_th_), being toward the north: coming from the north.--_adv._ toward or from the north.--_adj._ NORTH'ERN (_th_), pertaining to the north: being in the north or in the direction toward it: proceeding from the north.--_n._ an inhabitant of the north.--_n._ NORTH'ERNER (_th_), a native of, or resident in, the north, esp. of the northern United States.--_adjs._ NORTH'ERNMOST (_th_), NORTH'MOST, situate at the point farthest north.--_ns._ NORTH'ING, motion, distance, or tendency northward: distance of a heavenly body from the equator northward: difference of latitude made by a ship in sailing northward: deviation towards the north; NORTH'MAN, one of the ancient Scandinavians; NORTH'-POLE, the point in the heavens, or beneath it on the earth's surface, ninety degrees north of the equator; NORTH'-STAR, the north polar star; NORTHUM'BRIAN, a native of the modern _Northumberland_, or of the ancient kingdom of _Northumbria_, stretching from the Humber to the Forth: that variety of English spoken in Northumbria before the Conquest--also _adj._--_adjs._ NORTH'WARD, NORTH'WARDLY, being toward the north.--_adv._ toward the north--also NORTH'WARDS.--_n._ NORTH'-WEST, the point between the north and west, equidistant from each.--_adj._ pertaining to or from the north-west.--_adjs._ NORTH'-WEST'ERLY, toward or coming from the north-west; NORTH'-WEST'ERN, belonging to the north-west: pertaining to, or being in, the north-west or in that direction.--NORTH WATER, the space of open sea left by the winter pack of ice moving southward.--NORTH-EAST PASSAGE, a passage for ships along the north coasts of Europe and Asia to the Pacific, first made by Nordenskiold in 1878-79; NORTHERN LIGHTS, the aurora borealis (q.v.); NORTH-WEST PASSAGE, a sea-way for ships from the Atlantic into the Pacific along the northern coast of America, first made by Sir Robert McClure, 1850-54. [A.S. _north_; cf. Ger. _nord_.]
NORWEGIAN, nor-w[=e]'ji-an, _adj._ pertaining to _Norway_--(_Shak._) NORW[=E]'YAN.--_n._ a native of _Norway_: a kind of fishing-boat on the Great Lakes.
NOSE, n[=o]z, _n._ the organ of smell: the power of smelling: sagacity: the projecting part of anything resembling a nose, as the spout of a kettle, &c.: a drip, a downward projection from a cornice: (_slang_) an informer.--_v.t._ to smell: to oppose rudely face to face: to sound through the nose.--_ns._ NOSE'BAG, a bag for a horse's nose, containing oats, &c.; NOSE'-BAND, the part of the bridle coming over the nose, attached to the cheek-straps.--_adjs._ NOSED, having a nose--used in composition, as bottle-_nosed_, long-_nosed_, &c.; NOSE'-LED, led by the nose, ruled and befooled completely; NOSE'LESS, without a nose.--_ns._ NOSE'-LEAF, a membranous appendage on the snouts of phyllostomine and rhinolophine bats, forming a highly sensitive tactile organ; NOSE'-OF-WAX, an over-pliable person or thing; NOSE'-PIECE, the outer end or point of a pipe, bellows, &c.: the extremity of the tube of a microscope to which the objective is attached: a nose-band: the nasal in armour; NOSE'-RING, an ornament worn in the septum of the nose or in either of its wings; NOS'ING, the projecting rounded edge of the step of a stair or of a moulding.--AQUILINE NOSE, a prominent nose, convex in profile; BOTTLE NOSE, a name given to certain species of cetaceans: an eruption on the nose such as is produced by intemperate drinking; PUG NOSE, a short turned-up nose; ROMAN NOSE, an aquiline nose.--HOLD, KEEP, or PUT ONE'S NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE (see GRINDSTONE); LEAD BY THE NOSE, to cause to follow blindly; PUT ONE'S NOSE OUT OF JOINT, to bring down one's pride or sense of importance: to push out of favour; THRUST ONE'S NOSE INTO, to meddle officiously with anything; TURN UP ONE'S NOSE (_at_), to express contempt for a person or thing. [A.S.
_nosu_; Ger. _nase_, L. _nasus_.]
NOSEGAY, n[=o]z'g[=a], _n._ a bunch of fragrant flowers: a posy or bouquet.
[From _nose_ and _gay_ (adj.).]
NOSOCOMIAL, nos-[=o]-k[=o]'mi-al, _adj._ relating to a hospital. [Gr.
_nosos_, sickness, _komein_, to take care of.]
NOSOGRAPHY, n[=o]-sog'ra-fi, _n._ the description of diseases.--_adj._ NOSOGRAPH'IC. [Gr. _nosos_, disease, _graphein_, to write.]
NOSOLOGY, nos-ol'o-ji, _n._ the science of diseases: the branch of medicine which treats of the classification of diseases.--_adj._ NOSOLOG'ICAL.--_n._ NOSOL'OGIST. [Gr. _nosos_, disease, _logia_, discourse.]
NOSONOMY, n[=o]-son'o-mi, _n._ the classification of diseases. [Gr.
_nosos_, a disease, _onoma_, a name.]
NOSOPHOBIA, nos-o-f[=o]'bi-a, _n._ morbid dread of disease. [Gr. _nosos_, a disease, _phobia_, fear.]
NOSTALGIA, nos-tal'ji-a, _n._ home-sickness, esp. when morbid.--_adj._ NOSTAL'GIC. [Gr. _nostos_, a return, algos, pain.]
NOSTOC, nos'tok, _n._ a genus of Algae, found in moist places.--Also _Witches' butter_, _Spittle of the stars_, _Star-jelly_, &c. [Ger.
NOSTOLOGY, nos-tol'o-ji, _n._ the science of the phenomena of extreme old age or senility in which there is ever seen a return to the characteristics of the youthful stage.--_adj._ NOSTOLOG'IC. [Gr. _nostos_, return, _logia_--_legein_, to speak.]
NOSTRADAMUS, nos-tra-d[=a]'mus, _n._ any quack doctor or charlatan--from the French astrologer (1503-66).
NOSTRIL, nos'tril, _n._ one of the openings of the nose. [M. E.
_nosethirl_--A.S. _nosthyrl_--_nosu_, nose, _thyrel_, opening. Cf. _Drill_, to pierce, and _Thrill_.]
NOSTRUM, nos'trum, _n._ any secret, quack, or patent medicine: any favourite remedy or scheme. [L., 'our own,' from _nos_, we.]
NOT, not, _adv._ a word expressing denial, negation, or refusal.--NOT IN IT (_coll._), having no part in some confidence or advantage. [Same as _Naught_, from A.S. _na_, _wiht_, a whit.]
NOTABLE, n[=o]'ta-bl, _adj._ worthy of being known or noted: remarkable: memorable: distinguished: notorious: capable, clever, industrious.--_n._ a person or thing worthy of note, esp. in _pl._ for persons of distinction and political importance in France in pre-Revolution times.--_n.pl._ NOTABIL'IA, things worthy of notice: noteworthy sayings.--_ns._ NOTABIL'ITY, the being notable: a notable person or thing; N[=O]'TABLENESS.--_adv._ N[=O]'TABLY.
NOTaeUM, n[=o]-t[=e]'um, _n._ the upper surface of a bird's trunk--opp. to _Gastraeum_: a dorsal buckler in some gasteropods. [Gr. _n[=o]tos_, the back.]
NOTALGIA, n[=o]-tal'ji-a, _n._ pain in the back.--_adj._ NOTAL'GIC. [Gr.
_n[=o]tos_, the back, _algos_, pain.]
NOTANDA, n[=o]-tan'da, _n.pl._ something to be specially noted or observed:--_sing._ NOTAN'DUM. [L. pl. ger. of _not[=a]re_, to note.]
NOTARY, n[=o]'ta-ri, _n._ an officer authorised to certify deeds, contracts, copies of documents, affidavits, &c.--generally called a NOTARY PUBLIC--anciently one who took notes or memoranda of others' acts.--_adj._ NOT[=A]'RIAL.--_adv._ NOT[=A]'RIALLY.--APOSTOLICAL NOTARY, the official who despatches the orders of the Pope; ECCLESIASTICAL NOTARY, in the early church, a secretary who recorded the proceedings of councils, &c. [L.
NOTATION, n[=o]-t[=a]'shun, _n._ the act or practice of recording by marks or symbols: a system of signs or symbols.--_adj._ N[=O]'TATE (_bot._), marked with coloured spots or lines.--CHEMICAL NOTATION (see CHEMISTRY).
[L.,--_not[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to mark.]
NOTCH, noch, _n._ a nick cut in anything: an indentation, incision, incisure: a narrow pass in a rock, or between two mountains.--_v.t._ to cut a hollow into.--_n._ NOTCH'-BOARD, the board which receives the ends of the steps of a staircase--also _Bridge-board_.--_adjs._ NOTCH'-EARED, having emarginate ears, as the notch-eared bat; NOTCHED, nicked.--_n._ NOTCH'ING, a method of joining framing-timbers, by halving, scarfing, or caulking.
[From a Teut. root, as in Old Dut. _nock_. Cf. _Nick_, a notch.]
NOTCHEL, NOCHEL, noch'el, _v.t._ (_prov._) to repudiate.
NOTE, n[=o]t, _n._ that by which a person or thing is known: a mark or sign calling attention: a brief explanation: a short remark: a brief report, a catalogue, a bill: a memorandum: a short letter: a diplomatic paper: a small size of paper used for writing: (_mus._) a mark representing a sound, also the sound itself, air, tune, tone, also a digital or key of the keyboard: a paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment, as a bank-note, a note of hand: notice, heed, observation: reputation: fame.--_v.t._ to make a note of: to notice: to attend to: to record in writing: to furnish with notes.--_n._ NOTE'-BOOK, a book in which notes or memoranda are written: a bill-book.--_adj._ NOT'ED, marked: well known: celebrated: eminent: notorious.--_adv._ NOT'EDLY.--_n._ NOT'EDNESS.--_adj._ NOTE'LESS, not attracting notice.--_ns._ NOTE'-P[=A]'PER, folded writing-paper for letters (_commercial_, 5 8 in.; _octavo_, 4 7; _billet_, 4 6; _queen_, 3 5-3/8; _packet_, 5 9; _Bath_, 7 8); NOT'ER, one who notes or observes: one who makes notes, an annotator; NOTE'-SHAV'ER (_U.S._), a money-lender.--_adj._ NOTE'WORTHY, worthy of note or of notice.--NOTE A BILL, to record on the back of it a refusal of acceptance, as a ground of protest. [Fr.,--L. _nota_, _nosc[)e]re_, _notum_, to know.]
NOTE, n[=o]t (_Spens._), wot or knew not (a contr. of _ne wot_): could not (a contr. of _ne mote_).
NOTHING, nuth'ing, _n._ no thing: non-existence: absence of being: a low condition: no value or use: not anything of importance, a trifle: utter insignificance, no difficulty or trouble: no magnitude: a cipher.--_adv._ in no degree: not at all.--_adj._ and _n._ NOTHING[=A]'RIAN, believing nothing.--_ns._ NOTHING[=A]'RIANISM; NOTH'ING-GIFT (_Shak._), a gift of no value; NOTH'INGISM, nihility; NOTH'INGNESS, state of being nothing or of no value: a thing of no value.--NOTHING BUT, no more than: only; NOTHING LESS THAN, equal to: as much as.--COME TO NOTHING, to have no result: to turn out a failure; MAKE NOTHING OF, to consider as of no difficulty or importance; NECK OR NOTHING (see NECK); NEXT TO NOTHING, almost nothing.