3 letter words whose second letter is N
Ana (adv.) Of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or, contracted, aa), / ij., that is, of wine and honey, each, two ounces.
And (conj.) A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.
And (conj.) In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go.
And (conj.) It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.
And (conj.) If; though. See An, conj.
Ani (n.) Alt. of Ano
Ano (n.) A black bird of tropical America, the West Indies and Florida (Crotophaga ani), allied to the cuckoos, and remarkable for communistic nesting.
Ann (n.) Alt. of Annat
Ant (n.) A hymenopterous insect of the Linnaean genus Formica, which is now made a family of several genera; an emmet; a pismire.
Any (a. & pron.) One indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one indefinitely, whosoever or whatsoever it may be.
Any (a. & pron.) Some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it?
Any (adv.) To any extent; in any degree; at all.
En- () A prefix signifying in or into, used in many English words, chiefly those borrowed from the French. Some English words are written indifferently with en-or in-. For ease of pronunciation it is commonly changed to em-before p, b, and m, as in employ, embody, emmew. It is sometimes used to give a causal force, as in enable, enfeeble, to cause to be, or to make, able, or feeble; and sometimes merely gives an intensive force, as in enchasten. See In-.
En- () A prefix from Gr. / in, meaning in; as, encephalon, entomology. See In-.
-en () A suffix from AS. -an, formerly used to form the plural of many nouns, as in ashen, eyen, oxen, all obs. except oxen. In some cases, such as children and brethren, it has been added to older plural forms.
-en () A suffix corresponding to AS. -en and -on, formerly used to form the plural of verbs, as in housen, escapen.
-en () A suffix signifying to make, to cause, used to form verbs from nouns and adjectives; as in strengthen, quicken, frighten. This must not be confused with -en corresponding in Old English to the AS. infinitive ending -an.
-en () An adjectival suffix, meaning made of; as in golden, leaden, wooden.
-en () The termination of the past participle of many strong verbs; as, in broken, gotten, trodden.
End (n.) The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise (the extremity of breadth being side); hence, extremity, in general; the concluding part; termination; close; limit; as, the end of a field,
End (n.) Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.
End (n.) Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.
End (n.) The object aimed at in any effort considered as the close and effect of exertion; ppurpose; intention; aim; as, to labor for private or public ends.
End (n.) That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.
End (n.) One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
End (v. t.) To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech.
End (v. t.) To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.
End (v. t.) To destroy; to put to death.
End (v. i.) To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; to come to a close; to cease; to terminate; as, a voyage ends; life ends; winter ends.
Ens (n.) Entity, being, or existence; an actually existing being; also, God, as the Being of Beings.
Ens (n.) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; essence.
Gnu (n.) One of two species of large South African antelopes of the genus Catoblephas, having a mane and bushy tail, and curved horns in both sexes.
In- (prep.) A prefix from Eng. prep. in, also from Lat. prep. in, meaning in, into, on, among; as, inbred, inborn, inroad; inc
In- () An inseparable prefix, or particle, meaning not, non-, un- as, inactive, incapable, inapt. In- regularly becomes il- before l, ir- before r, and im- before a labial.
-in () A suffix. See the Note under -ine.
Inc (n.) A Japanese measure of length equal to about two and one twelfth yards.
Ind (n.) India.
Ing (n.) A pasture or meadow; generally one lying low, near a river.
Ink (n.) The step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone spindle runs.
Ink (n.) A fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various kinds (commonly black or colored), used in writing or printing.
Ink (n.) A pigment. See India ink, under India.
Ink (v. t.) To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or daub with ink.
Inn (n.) A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
Inn (n.) A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel.
Inn (n.) The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn.
Inn (n.) One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers; as, the Inns of Court; the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns.
Inn (v. i.) To take lodging; to lodge.
Inn (v. t.) To house; to lodge.
Inn (v. t.) To get in; to in. See In, v. t.
-la (pl. ) of Interoperculum
One (a.) Being a single unit, or entire being or thing, and no more; not multifold; single; individual.
One (a.) Denoting a person or thing conceived or spoken of indefinitely; a certain. "I am the sister of one Claudio" [Shak.], that is, of a certain man named Claudio.
One (a.) Pointing out a contrast, or denoting a particular thing or person different from some other specified; -- used as a correlative adjective, with or without the.
One (a.) Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a whole.
One (a.) Single in kind; the same; a common.
One (a.) Single; inmarried.
One (n.) A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers.
One (n.) A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i.
One (n.) A single person or thing.
One (indef. pron.) Any person, indefinitely; a person or body; as, what one would have well done, one should do one's self.
One (v. t.) To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite; to assimilite.
Ony (a.) Any.
Sny (n.) An upward bend in a piece of timber; the sheer of a vessel.
Un- () An inseparable verbal prefix or particle. It is prefixed: (a) To verbs to express the contrary, and not the simple negative, of the action of the verb to which it is prefixed; as in uncoil, undo, unfold. (b) To nouns to form verbs expressing privation of the thing, quality, or state expressed by the noun, or separation from it; as in unchild, unsex. Sometimes particles and participial adjectives formed with this prefix coincide in form with compounds of the negative prefix un- (see 2d U
Un- (adv.) An inseparable prefix, or particle, signifying not; in-; non-. In- is prefixed mostly to words of Latin origin, or else to words formed by Latin suffixes; un- is of much wider application, and is attached at will to almost any adjective, or participle used adjectively, or adverb, from which it may be desired to form a corresponding negative adjective or adverb, and is also, but less freely, prefixed to nouns. Un- sometimes has merely an intensive force; as in unmerciless, unremorsel
Un- (adv.) Un- is prefixed to adjectives, or to words used adjectively.
Un- (adv.) To adjectives, to denote the absence of the quality designated by the adjective
Un- (adv.) To past particles, or to adjectives formed after the analogy of past particles, to indicate the absence of the condition or state expressed by them
Un- (adv.) To present particles which come from intransitive verbs, or are themselves employed as adjectives, to mark the absence of the activity, disposition, or condition implied by the participle; as, - ---- and the like.
Un- (adv.) Those which have acquired an opposed or contrary, instead of a merely negative, meaning; as, unfriendly, ungraceful, unpalatable, unquiet, and the like; or else an intensive sense more than a prefixed not would express; as, unending, unparalleled, undiscip
Un- (adv.) Those which have the value of independent words, inasmuch as the simple words are either not used at all, or are rarely, or at least much less frequently, used; as, unavoidable, unconscionable, undeniable, unspeakable, unprecedented, unruly, and the like; or inasmuch as they are used in a different sense from the usual meaning of the primitive, or especially in one of the significations of the latter; as, unaccountable, unalloyed, unbelieving, unpretending, unreserved, and the like;
Un- (adv.) Those which are anomalous, provincial, or, for some other reason, not desirable to be used, and are so indicated; as, unpure for impure, unsatisfaction for dissatisfaction, unexpressible for inexpressible, and the like.
Un- (adv.) Un- is prefixed to nouns to express the absence of, or the contrary of, that which the noun signifies; as, unbelief, unfaith, unhealth, unrest, untruth, and the like.
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