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Definition of not:

  1. A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal.
  2. Shorn; shaven.
  3. Wot not; know not; knows not.


just, not so... (as), for crying out loud, least, hardly, darn, below, non-, by no means, of course not, nowhere/not anywhere near, for pity's sake, what's the big idea?, negative, what has/will become of, give me a break, un-, anyway, under, on no account/not on any account, the next best/largest/smallest etc., not really, kindly, what's gotten into someone?, give me strength, how, where has someone/something gotten to?, do with, no dice, certainly not, what's that supposed to mean?, brother, hell, keep, non, in-, lesser, no, no way, what (has) happened to something, for heaven's sake/sakes, less.

Usage examples:

  • " Oh, it's not that.

    - "Aurora the Magnificent", Gertrude Hall.
  • " Oh, not at all," says he.

    - "On With Torchy", Sewell Ford.
  • We do not know it.

    - "God's Good Man", Marie Corelli.