English Vocabulary Words With Meaning: the Oxford 3000: Words Starting With N - Free English Lesson

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Section 14: Words Starting with N. nail n . a . i . l . nail. nail means horny

plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits. Stop biting

your nails! naked n . a . k . e . d . naked. naked means

completely unclothed. Naked from the waist up.

name n . a . m . e . name. name means a language unit by which a person or thing is known.

Those are two names for the same thing. narrow n . a . r . r . o . w . narrow. narrow

means not wide. Limited in size or scope. A narrow line across the page.

nation n . a . t . i . o . n . nation. nation means a politically organized body of people

under a single government. Students who had come to the nation's capitol.

national n . a . t . i . o . n . a . l . national. national means of or relating to or belonging

to a nation or country. A national landmark. native n . a . t . i . v . e . native. native

means belonging to one by birth. Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region

from the beginning.one's native language. natural n . a . t . u . r . a . l . natural.

natural means in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature. A very natural development.

naturally n . a . t . u . r . a . l . l . y . naturally. naturally means as might be expected.

Naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill. nature n . a . t . u . r . e . nature. nature

means the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized. It is the

nature of fire to burn. navy n . a . v . y . navy. navy means an organization

of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare. He's joined

the navy . near n . e . a . r . near. near means not

far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances. A near hit by the bomb.

nearby n . e . a . r . b . y . nearby. nearby means close at hand. Concentrated his study

on the nearby planet Venus. nearly n . e . a . r . l . y . nearly. nearly

means slightly short of or not quite accomplished. The baby was nearly asleep when the alarm

sounded. neat n . e . a . t . neat. neat means clean

or orderly. Her neat dress. neatly n . e . a . t . l . y . neatly. neatly

means with neatness. She put the slippers under the bed neatly.

necessary n . e . c . e . s . s . a . r . y . necessary. necessary means absolutely essential.

It may be necessary to buy a new one. necessarily n . e . c . e . s . s . a . r

. i . l . y . necessarily. necessarily means in an essential manner. Such expenses are

necessarily incurred. unnecessary u . n . n . e . c . e . s . s

. a . r . y . unnecessary. unnecessary means not necessary. They were found guilty of causing

unnecessary suffering to animals. neck n . e . c . k . neck. neck means the

part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body. He admired her long

graceful neck. need n . e . e . d . need. need means anything

that is necessary but lacking. He had sufficient means to meet his simple needs.

needle n . e . e . d . l . e . needle. needle means a small thin piece of steel that you

use for sewing. Aneedle and thread . negative n . e . g . a . t . i . v . e . negative.

negative means characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance;

having no positive features. A negative reaction to an advertising campaign.

neighbor n . e . i . g . h . b . o . r . neighbor. neighbor means a nearby object of the same

kind. A person who lives near another. What is the closest neighbor to the Earth?

neighborhood n . e . i . g . h . b . o . r . h . o . o . d . neighborhood. neighborhood

means a surrounding or nearby region. or people living near one another. He always blames

someone else in the immediate neighborhood. neither n . e . i . t . h . e . r . neither.

neither means not one nor the other of two things or people. Neither answer is correct.

nephew n . e . p . h . e . w . nephew. nephew means a son of your brother or sister. I am

planning a 25th birthday party for my nephew. nerve n . e . r . v . e . nerve. nerve means

any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body. He's off work

with a trapped nerve in his neck. nervous n . e . r . v . o . u . s . nervous.

nervous means causing or fraught with or showing anxiety. Those nervous moments before takeoff.

nervously n . e . r . v . o . u . s . l . y . nervously. nervously means in an anxiously

nervous manner. We watched the stock market nervously.

nest n . e . s . t . nest. nest means a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to

their young. Sparrows building a nest of twigs and dry grass.

net n . e . t . net. net means a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects.

Several fishermen sat on wooden barrels, tending their nets.

network n . e . t . w . o . r . k . network. network means an interconnected system of

things or people. He owned a network of shops. never n . e . v . e . r . never. never means

not ever; at no time in the past or future. I shall never forget this day.

nevertheless n . e . v . e . r . t . h . e . l . e . s . s . nevertheless. nevertheless

means despite anything to the contrary usually following a concession. Granted that it is

dangerous, nevertheless I still want to go. new n . e . w . new. new means not of long

duration; having just or relatively recently come into being or been made or acquired or

discovered. They now have a new leaders. newly n . e . w . l . y . newly. newly means

very recently. They are newly married. news n . e . w . s . news. news means new

information about specific and timely events. They awaited news of the outcome.

newspaper n . e . w . s . p . a . p . e . r . newspaper. newspaper means a daily or weekly

publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements. He read his

newspaper at breakfast. next n . e . x . t . next. next means nearest

in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space. The person sitting

next to me. next n . e . x . t . next. next means in or

into a position right beside. We sat next to each other.

nice n . i . c . e . nice. nice means pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance.

Had a nice time at the party. nicely n . i . c . e . l . y . nicely. nicely

means in a nice way. A nicely painted house. niece n . i . e . c . e . niece. niece means

a daughter of your brother or sister. His niece from America, the daughter of his eldest

sister. night n . i . g . h . t . night. night means

the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside. He watched television

every night. no n . o . no. no means a negative reply or

statement. Sorry, the answer's no. no n. o . no. no. means the number designating

place in an ordered sequence. Mozart's piano concerto no. 27

nobody n . o . b . o . d . y . nobody. nobody means a person of no influence. Nobody knew

what to say. nod n . o . d . nod. nod means express or

signify by nodding. He nodded his approval. noise n . o . i . s . e . noise. noise means

sound of any kind especially unintelligible or dissonant sound. He enjoyed the street

noises. noisy n . o . i . s . y . noisy. noisy means

full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds. A noisy cafeteria.

noisily n . o . i . s . i . l . y . noisily. noisily means with much noise or loud and

unpleasant sound. He blew his nose noisily. non n . o . n . non. non means negation of

a word or group of words. Non-verbal communication. none n . o . n . e . none. none means not

any. not one of a group of people or things. None of these pens works.

nonsense n . o . n . s . e . n . s . e . nonsense. nonsense means a message that seems to convey

no meaning. It's nonsense to say they don't care.

no one. no one. no one means not a single person. Everyone wants to be a hero, but no

one wants to die. nor n . o . r . nor. nor is used when mentioning

two things that are not true or do not happen. He can neither read nor write.

normal n . o . r . m . a . l . normal. normal means conforming with or constituting a norm

or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal. Serve wine at normal room temperature.

normally n . o . r . m . a . l . l . y . normally. normally means under normal conditions. Normally

she was late. north n . o . r . t . h . north. north means

situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north. Artists like north

light. northern n . o . r . t . h . e . r . n . northern.

northern means situated in or oriented toward the north. The northern suburbs.

nose n . o . s . e . nose. nose means the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory

tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals. He has a cold in the nose.

not n . o . t . not. not means negation of a word or group of words. He does not speak

French. note n . o . t . e . note. note means a brief

written record. He made a note of the appointment. nothing n . o . t . h . i . n . g . nothing.

nothing means a quantity of no importance. It looked like nothing I had ever seen before.

notice n . o . t . i . c . e . notice. notice means an announcement containing information

about a future event. You didn't give me enough notice.

take notice. take notice. take notice means observe with special attention. Take notice

of the great architecture. noticeable n . o . t . i . c . e . a . b . l

. e . noticeable. noticeable means capable or worthy of being perceived. Noticeable shadows

under her eyes. notion n . o . t . i . o . n . notion. notion

means a vague idea in which some confidence is placed. His notion of her was favorable.

novel n . o . v . e . l . novel. novel means a extended fictional work in prose; usually

in the form of a story. The novels of Jane Austen.

November N . o . v . e . m . b . e . r . November. November means the month following October

and preceding December. He started work here last November.

now n . o . w . now. now means at the present moment. He is busy now writing a new novel.

nowhere n . o . w . h . e . r . e . nowhere. nowhere means not anywhere; in or at or to

no place. I am going nowhere. nuclear n . u . c . l . e . a . r . nuclear.

nuclear means deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy. Nuclear

weapons. number n . u . m . b . e . r . number. number

means the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals.

The number of parameters is small. numerous n . u . m . e . r . o . u . s . numerous.

numerous means amounting to a large indefinite number. The family was numerous.

nurse n . u . r . s . e . nurse. nurse means one skilled in caring for young children or

the sick usually under the supervision of a physician. She had spent 29 years as a nurse.

nut n . u . t . nut. nut means usually large hard-shelled seed. Nuts and seeds are good

sources of vitamin E. Thanks for watching! This is all for section

14: Words starting with N. You can move on to section 15 : Words starting with O. We'll

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