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  • English Word Namo Definition No more.
  • English Word Nan Definition Anan.
  • English Word Nandine Definition An African carnivore (Nandinia binotata), allied to the civets. It is spotted with black.
  • English Word Nandou Definition Alt. of Nandu
  • English Word Nandu Definition Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. See Rhea.
  • English Word Nankeen Definition A species of cloth, of a firm texture, originally brought from China, made of a species of cotton (Gossypium religiosum) that is naturally of a brownish yellow color quite indestructible and permanent.
  • English Word Nankeen Definition An imitation of this cloth by artificial coloring.
  • English Word Nankeen Definition Trousers made of nankeen.
  • English Word Nanny Definition A diminutive of Ann or Anne, the proper name.
  • English Word Nannyberry Definition See Sheepberry.
  • English Word Nanpie Definition The magpie.
  • English Word Naos Definition A term used by modern archaeologists instead of cella. See Cella.
  • English Word Nap Definition To raise, or put, a nap on.
  • English Word Nap Definition The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.
  • English Word Nap Definition Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; -- as, the nap of cotton flannel or of broadcloth.
  • English Word Nap Definition To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze.
  • English Word Nap Definition To be in a careless, secure state.
  • English Word Nap Definition A short sleep; a doze; a siesta.
  • English Word Nap-taking Definition A taking by surprise; an unexpected onset or attack.
  • English Word Nape Definition The back part of the neck.
  • English Word Nape-crest Definition An African bird of the genus Schizorhis, related to the plantain eaters.
  • English Word Naperian Definition Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Napier, or Naper.
  • English Word Naperies Definition of Napery
  • English Word Napery Definition Table linen; also, linen clothing, or linen in general.
  • English Word Napha water Definition A perfume distilled from orange flowers.
  • English Word Naphew Definition See Navew.
  • English Word Naphtha Definition One of several volatile inflammable liquids obtained by the distillation of certain carbonaceous materials and resembling the naphtha from petroleum; as, Boghead naphtha, from Boghead coal (obtained at Boghead, Scotland); crude naphtha, or light oil, from coal tar; wood naphtha, from wood, etc.
  • English Word Naphtha Definition The complex mixture of volatile, liquid, inflammable hydrocarbons, occurring naturally, and usually called crude petroleum, mineral oil, or rock oil. Specifically: That portion of the distillate obtained in the refinement of petroleum which is intermediate between the lighter gasoline and the heavier benzine, and has a specific gravity of about 0.7, -- used as a solvent for varnishes, as a carburetant, illuminant, etc.
  • English Word Naphthalate Definition A salt of naphthalic acid; a phthalate.
  • English Word Naphthalene Definition A white crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon, C10H8, analogous to benzene, and obtained by the distillation of certain bituminous materials, such as the heavy oil of coal tar. It is the type and basis of a large number of derivatives among organic compounds. Formerly called also naphthaline.