Definition of no determiner from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//nəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//noʊ//
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  1. 1  not one; not any; not a No student is to leave the room. There were no letters this morning. There's no bread left. No two days are the same. see also no one
  2. 2  used, for example on notices, to say that something is not allowed No smoking!
  3. 3  there’s no doing something used to say that it is impossible to do something There's no telling what will happen next.
  4. 4  used to express the opposite of what is mentioned She's no fool (= she's intelligent). It was no easy matter (= it was difficult).
  5. Word OriginOld English , (adverb), from ne ‘not’ + ō, ā ‘ever’. The determiner arose in Middle English (originally before words beginning with any consonant except h-), reduced from non, from Old English nān, from ne ‘not’ + ān ‘one’, of Germanic origin.
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