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n the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet N
naan leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop nan
nab tag the base runner to get him out -
nab take into custody pick up, apprehend, arrest, nail, cop, collar
nab seize suddenly -
nabob a governor in India during the Mogul empire nawab
nabob a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient) -
naboom small tree of dry open parts of southern Africa having erect angled branches suggesting candelabra Euphorbia ingens, cactus euphorbia
nabumetone a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Relafen) Relafen
nacelle a streamlined enclosure for an aircraft engine -
nacho a tortilla chip topped with cheese and chili-pepper and broiled -
nacre the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell mother-of-pearl
nacreous having a play of lustrous rainbow colors iridescent, pearlescent, opalescent, opaline
nacreous consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl -
nada a quantity of no importance; thing (object:), singular, negative pronoun; pronoun, thing, singular; quantifier: negative existential naught, zero, zip, cipher, cypher, zilch, zippo, nil, nix, nothing, null, goose egg, aught
nadir an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything low-water mark
nadir the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected -
nadolol a beta-adrenergic blocking agent (trade name Corgard) that is used to treat hypertension and angina Corgard
nafcillin a penicillinase-resistant form of penicillin (trade name Nafcil) used (usually in the form of its sodium salt) to treat infections caused by penicillin-resistant strains of staphylococci Nafcil
nag bother persistently with trivial complaints peck, hen-peck
nag worry persistently -
nag remind or urge constantly -
nag someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault nagger, scold, scolder, common scold
nag an old or over-worked horse jade, hack, plug
nagami shrub bearing oval-fruited kumquats nagami kumquat, oval kumquat, Fortunella margarita
nagger someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault nag, scold, scolder, common scold
nagging continually complaining or faultfinding shrewish
nagi medium-sized tree having glossy lanceolate leaves; southern China to Taiwan and southern Japan Nageia nagi
naiad submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water water nymph
naiad (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains -
naiant applied to a fish depicted horizontally swimming
naif marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience naive
naif a naive or inexperienced person -
nail attach something somewhere by means of nails -
nail take into custody pick up, apprehend, arrest, cop, nab, collar
nail hit with great force smash, blast, boom
nail succeed in obtaining a position nail down, peg
nail succeed at easily ace, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through, breeze through
nail locate exactly pinpoint
nail complete a pass complete
nail horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits -
nail a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener -
nail a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard -
nailbrush a brush used to clean a person's fingernails -
nailer a worker who attaches something by nailing it -
nailfile a small flat file for shaping the nails -
nailhead something resembling the head of a nail that is used as an ornamental device -
nailhead flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point -
nailrod tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa reed mace, reedmace, cat's-tail, bullrush, bulrush, Typha latifolia
nainsook a soft lightweight muslin used especially for babies -
naira the basic unit of money in Nigeria -
naive marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience naif
naive of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style primitive
naive inexperienced -
naive lacking information or instruction unenlightened, uninstructed
naive not initiated; deficient in relevant experience uninitiate, uninitiated
naively in a naive manner -
naiveness lack of sophistication or worldliness naivete, naivety
naivete lack of sophistication or worldliness naiveness, naivety
naivety lack of sophistication or worldliness naiveness, naivete
naked having no clothes on the body nude, au naturel, bare
naked having no protecting or concealing cover defenseless
naked (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument -
naked devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure raw
naked lacking any cover -
nakedly in an exposed manner; without protection or defense -
nakedly without clothing -
nakedness the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind nudeness, nudity
nakedness a bleak and desolate atmosphere desolation, bareness, bleakness
nakedness characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive openness
nakedwood any of several small to medium-sized trees of Florida and West Indies with thin scaly bark and heavy dark heartwood -
nakedwood tree of extreme southern Florida and West Indies having thin scaly bark and aromatic fruits and seeds and yielding hard heavy close-grained zebrawood Eugenia dicrana
nalorphine a narcotic antagonist (trade name Nalline) that counteracts the effects of narcotics (especially the effects of poisoning by morphine) Nalline
naloxone a potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine Narcan
naltrexone an oral antagonist against the action of opiates -
name assign a specified (usually proper) name to know as, call, be known as
name give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property identify
name charge with a function; charge to be make, nominate
name create and charge with a task or function appoint, nominate, constitute
name mention and identify by name -
name make reference to refer, bring up, mention, cite, advert
name identify as in botany or biology, for example identify, describe, discover, distinguish, key, key out
name give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of list
name determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis diagnose
name a language unit by which a person or thing is known -
name a person's reputation -
name family based on male descent gens
name a well-known or notable person figure, public figure
name by the sanction or authority of -
name a defamatory or abusive word or phrase epithet
namedrop refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them -
nameko one of the most important fungi cultivated in Japan Pholiota nameko, viscid mushroom
nameless being or having an unknown or unnamed source unidentified, unknown, unnamed
namelessness the state of being anonymous anonymity
namely as follows videlicet, viz., that is to say, to wit
nameplate a plate bearing a name -
namer a person who gives a name or names -
names verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument name calling
namesake a person with the same name as another -
naming the verbal act of naming -
naming the act of putting a person into a non-elective position designation, appointment, assignment
naming inclined to or serving for the giving of names appellative
nammad an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt numdah, numdah rug
nan your grandmother -
nan the mother of your father or mother granny, nanna, gran, grandma, grandmother, grannie
nan leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop naan
nance offensive term for a homosexual man pouf, queen, fag, faggot, fagot, pansy, poof, poove, queer, fairy
nandrolone an androgen (trade names Durabolin or Kabolin) that is used to treat testosterone deficiency or breast cancer or osteoporosis Durabolin, Kabolin
nandu smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan rhea, Pterocnemia pennata
nanism a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature dwarfism
nankeen a durable fabric formerly loomed by hand in China from natural cotton having a yellowish color -
nanna the mother of your father or mother granny, nan, gran, grandma, grandmother, grannie
nanny a woman who is the custodian of children nurse, nursemaid
nanny female goat nanny-goat, she-goat
nanocephalic having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain microcephalic, microcephalous
nanocephaly an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain microcephalus, microcephaly
nanogram one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) gram ng
nanomachine a machine of the size of close to one nanometre -
nanometer a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter nanometre, nm, micromillimeter, micromillimetre, millimicron
nanometre a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter nanometer, nm, micromillimeter, micromillimetre, millimicron
nanomia small creatures resembling pieces of fuzzy rope; each with a cluster of swimming bells serving as the head and long elastic tentacles for drawing in prey -
nanophthalmos condition in which both eyes are abnormally small but otherwise normal -
nanoplankton microscopic organisms found in plankton -
nanosecond one billionth (10^-9) of a second; one thousandth of a microsecond -
nanotechnology the branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules) -
nanotube a fullerene molecule having a cylindrical or toroidal shape carbon nanotube
nanovolt a unit of potential equal to one billionth of a volt -
nanus a person who is markedly small midget, dwarf
nap a period of time spent sleeping sleep
nap a soft or fuzzy surface texture -
nap the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave pile
nap sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed) short sleep, snooze, catnap, forty winks, light sleep
nap a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes Napoleon
nap take a siesta catch a wink, catnap
napa plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery; used as a vegetable in east Asia Chinese cabbage, celery cabbage, pe-tsai, Brassica rapa pekinensis
napalm gasoline jelled with aluminum soaps; highly incendiary liquid used in fire bombs and flamethrowers -
nape the back side of the neck nucha, scruff
napery linens for the dining table table linen
naphazoline vasoconstrictor (trade names Privine and Sudafed) used in nasal sprays to treat symptoms of nasal congestion and in eyedrops to treat eye irritation Privine, Sudafed
naphtha any of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures; used chiefly as solvents -
naphthalene a white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs -
naphthol either of two phenols derived from naphthalene -
naphthoquinone a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood vitamin K, antihemorrhagic factor
napkin a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing serviette, table napkin
napkin garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement nappy, diaper
napoleon a rectangular piece of pastry with thin flaky layers and filled with custard cream -
napoleoniana items related to the life of Napoleon (engravings, paintings, books, etc.). -
napped (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing brushed, fleecy
napping not prepared or vigilant off guard, off her guard, off his guard, off one's guard, off your guard, off-guard
nappy garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement napkin, diaper
nappy (of hair) in small tight curls kinky, crisp, frizzly, frizzy
naprapath a therapist who practices naprapathy -
naprapathy a drugless method of treatment based on the belief that disease symptoms arise from problems with ligaments and connective tissues -
naproxen a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain Naprosyn
napu chevrotain somewhat larger than the kanchil; found in India and Malaya Tragulus Javanicus
naranjilla small perennial shrub cultivated in uplands of South America for its edible bright orange fruits resembling tomatoes or oranges Solanum quitoense
narc a lawman concerned with narcotics violations narcotics agent, nark
narcism an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself narcissism, self-love
narcissism an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself narcism, self-love