These days were ages to him, notwithstanding that he was basking in the smiles of the pretty Mary.W.
(Nouch) n. [See Ouch.] An ouch; a jewel. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||Nou`gat") n. [F.] A cake, sweetmeat, or confectión made with almonds or other nuts.
(Nought) n. & adv. See Naught. Chaucer.
(Nould) [Contr. fr. ne would.] Would not. [Obs.] "By those who nould repent." Fairfax.
(Noule) n. [See Noll.] The top of the head; the head or noll. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Nou"me*nal) a. (Metaph.) Of or pertaining to the noumenon; real; opposed to phenomenal.
G. H. Lewes.
(||Nou"me*non) n. [NL. fr. Gr. the thing perceived, p. pr. pass. of to perceive, the mind.]
(Metaph.) The of itself unknown and unknowable rational object, or thing in itself, which is distinguished
from the phenomenon through which it is apprehended by the senses, and by which it is interpreted
and understood; so used in the philosophy of Kant and his followers.
(Noun) n. [OF. noun, nun, num, non, nom, F. nom, fr. L. nomen name. See Name.] (Gram.)
A word used as the designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive.
By some grammarians the term noun is so used as to include adjectives, as being descriptive; but in
general it is limited to substantives.
(Noun"al) a. Of or pertaining to a noun.
Verbs which in whole or in part have shed their old nounal coat.Earle.
(Noun"ize) v. t. To change (an adjective, verb, etc.) into a noun. Earle.
(Nour"ice) n. A nurse. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Nour"ish) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nourished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nourishing.] [OE. norisen, norischen,
OF. nurir, nurrir, norir, F. norrir, fr. L. nutrire. Cf. Nurse, Nutriment, and see - ish.]
1. To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes
health; to furnish with nutriment.
He planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.Is. xliv. 14.