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NAY, adverb [a contracted word, to deny]

1. No; a word that expresses negation.

I tell you nay but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13:3.

2. It expresses also refusal.

He that will not when he may, When he would he shall have nay

[In these senses it is now rarely used; no being substituted.]

3. Not only so; not this alone; intimating that something is to be added y way of amplification. He requested an answer; nay he urged it.

NAY, noun Denial, refusal.

NAY, verb transitive To refuse. [Not in use]