4 letter words whose second letter is N
Ana- () A prefix in words from the Greek, denoting up, upward, throughout, backward, back, again, anew.
-ana () A suffix to names of persons or places, used to denote a collection of notable sayings, literary gossip, anecdotes, etc. Thus, Scaligerana is a book containing the sayings of Scaliger, Johnsoniana of Johnson, etc.
Anal (a.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the anus; as, the anal fin or glands.
Anan (interj.) An expression equivalent to What did you say? Sir? Eh?
Anas (n.) A genus of water fowls, of the order Anseres, including certain species of fresh-water ducks.
Anes (adv.) Once.
Anet (n.) The herb dill, or dillseed.
Anew (adv.) Over again; another time; in a new form; afresh; as, to arm anew; to create anew.
Anil (n.) A West Indian plant (Indigofera anil), one of the original sources of indigo; also, the indigo dye.
Anna (n.) An East Indian money of account, the sixteenth of a rupee, or about 2/ cents.
Anoa (n.) A small wild ox of Celebes (Anoa depressicornis), allied to the buffalo, but having long nearly straight horns.
Anon (adv.) Straightway; at once.
Anon (adv.) Soon; in a little while.
Anon (adv.) At another time; then; again.
Ansa (n.) A name given to either of the projecting ends of Saturn's ring.
An't () A contraction for are and am not; also used for is not; -- now usually written ain't.
Ant- () See Anti-, prefix.
-ant () A suffix sometimes marking the agent for action; as, merchant, covenant, servant, pleasant, etc. Cf. -ent.
Anta (n.) A species of pier produced by thickening a wall at its termination, treated architecturally as a pilaster, with capital and base.
Ante (n.) Each player's stake, which is put into the pool before (ante) the game begins.
Ante (v. t. & i.) To put up (an ante).
Anti () A prefix meaning against, opposite or opposed to, contrary, or in place of; -- used in composition in many English words. It is often shortened to ant-; as, antacid, antarctic.
Anus (n.) The posterior opening of the alimentary canal, through which the excrements are expelled.
End- () A combining form signifying within; as, endocarp, endogen, endocuneiform, endaspidean.
Enow () A form of Enough.
Ent- () A prefix signifying within. See Ento-.
-ent () An adjective suffix signifying action or being; as, corrodent, excellent, emergent, continent, quiescent. See -ant.
Envy (n.) Malice; ill will; spite.
Envy (n.) Chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the sight of another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with some degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal advantages; malicious grudging; -- usually followed by of; as, they did this in envy of Caesar.
Envy (n.) Emulation; rivalry.
Envy (n.) Public odium; ill repute.
Envy (n.) An object of envious notice or feeling.
Envy (v. t.) To feel envy at or towards; to be envious of; to have a feeling of uneasiness or mortification in regard to (any one), arising from the sight of another's excellence or good fortune and a longing to possess it.
Envy (v. t.) To feel envy on account of; to have a feeling of grief or repining, with a longing to possess (some excellence or good fortune of another, or an equal good fortune, etc.); to look with grudging upon; to begrudge.
Envy (v. t.) To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.
Envy (v. t.) To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.
Envy (v. t.) To hate.
Envy (v. t.) To emulate.
Envy (v. i.) To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; -- used especially with at.
Envy (v. i.) To show malice or ill will; to rail.
Gnar (n.) A knot or gnarl in wood; hence, a tough, thickset man; -- written also gnarr.
Gnar (v. i.) To gnarl; to snarl; to growl; -- written also gnarr.
Gnat (n.) A blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex, undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the skin of animals. These are wanting in the males. In America they are generally called mosquitoes. See Mosquito.
Gnat (n.) Any fly resembling a Culex in form or habits; esp., in America, a small biting fly of the genus Simulium and allies, as the buffalo gnat, the black fly, etc.
Gnaw (v. t.) To bite, as something hard or tough, which is not readily separated or crushed; to bite off little by little, with effort; to wear or eat away by scraping or continuous biting with the teeth; to nibble at.
Gnaw (v. t.) To bite in agony or rage.
Gnaw (v. t.) To corrode; to fret away; to waste.
Gnaw (v. i.) To use the teeth in biting; to bite with repeated effort, as in eating or removing with the teethsomething hard, unwiedly, or unmanageable.
Gnew () imp. of Gnaw.
Gnof (n.) Churl; curmudgeon.
Gnow (imp.) Gnawed.
-ces (pl. ) of Inadvertence
Inca (n.) An emperor or monarch of Peru before, or at the time of, the Spanish conquest; any member of this royal dynasty, reputed to have been descendants of the sun.
Inca (n.) The people governed by the Incas, now represented by the Quichua tribe.
Inch (n.) An island; -- often used in the names of small islands off the coast of Scotland, as in Inchcolm, Inchkeith, etc.
Inch (n.) A measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, commonly subdivided into halves, quarters, eights, sixteenths, etc., as among mechanics. It was also formerly divided into twelve parts, called
Inch (n.) A small distance or degree, whether of time or space; hence, a critical moment.
Inch (v. t.) To drive by inches, or small degrees.
Inch (v. t.) To deal out by inches; to give sparingly.
Inch (v. i.) To advance or retire by inches or small degrees; to move slowly.
Inch (a.) Measurement an inch in any dimension, whether length, breadth, or thickness; -- used in composition; as, a two-inch cable; a four-inch plank.
Inde (a.) Azure-colored; of a bright blue color.
-ine () A suffix, indicating that those substances of whose names it is a part are basic, and alkaloidal in their nature.
-ine () A suffix, used to indicate hydrocarbons of the second degree of unsaturation; i. e., members of the acety
Inee (n.) An arrow poison, made from an apocynaceous plant (Strophanthus hispidus) of the Gaboon country; -- called also onaye.
-ing () A suffix used to from present participles; as, singing, playing.
-ing () A suffix used to form nouns from verbs, and signifying the act of; the result of the act; as, riding, dying, feeling. It has also a secondary collective force; as, shipping, clothing.
-ing () A suffix formerly used to form diminutives; as, lording, farthing.
Inia (n.) A South American freshwater dolphin (Inia Boliviensis). It is ten or twelve feet long, and has a hairy snout.
Inky (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, ink; soiled with ink; black.
Inly (a.) Internal; interior; secret.
Inly (adv.) Internally; within; in the heart.
Inne (adv. & prep.) In.
Into (prep.) To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.
Into (prep.) Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; -- following verbs expressing motion; as, come into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another; water enters into the fine vessels of plants.
Into (prep.) Expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents; as, to look into a letter or book; to look into an apartment.
Into (prep.) Indicating insertion; as, to infuse more spirit or animation into a composition.
Into (prep.) Denoting inclusion; as, put these ideas into other words.
Into (prep.) Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or state to another; as, compound substances may be resolved into others which are more simple; ice is convertible into water, and water into vapor; men are more easily drawn than forced into compliance; we may reduce many distinct substances into one mass; men are led by evidence into belief of truth, and are often enticed into the commission of crimes'into; she burst into tears; children are sometimes frightened into fi
Knab (v. t.) To seize with the teeth; to gnaw.
Knab (v. t.) To nab. See Nab, v. t.
Knag (n.) A knot in wood; a protuberance.
Knag (n.) A wooden peg for hanging things on.
Knag (n.) The prong of an antler.
Knag (n.) The rugged top of a hill.
Knap (n.) A protuberance; a swelling; a knob; a button; hence, rising ground; a summit. See Knob, and Knop.
Knap (v. t.) To bite; to bite off; to break short.
Knap (v. t.) To strike smartly; to rap; to snap.
Knap (v. i.) To make a sound of snapping.
Knap (n.) A sharp blow or slap.
Knar (n.) See Gnar.
Knaw (v. t.) See Gnaw.
Knee (n.) In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg.
Knee (n.) The joint, or region of the joint, between the thigh and leg.
Knee (n.) In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in man.
Knee (n.) A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
Knee (n.) A bending of the knee, as in respect or courtesy.
Knee (v. t.) To supplicate by kneeling.
Knew (imp.) of Know.
Knit (imp. & p. p.) of Knit
Knit (v. t.) To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying.
Knit (v. t.) To form, as a textile fabric, by the interlacing of yarn or thread in a series of connected loops, by means of needles, either by hand or by machinery; as, to knit stockings.
Knit (v. t.) To join; to cause to grow together.
Knit (v. t.) To unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love.
Knit (v. t.) To draw together; to contract into wrinkles.
Knit (v. i.) To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops.
Knit (v. i.) To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound.
Knit (n.) Union knitting; texture.
Knob (n.) A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump; as, a knob in the flesh, or on a bone.
Knob (n.) A knoblike ornament or handle; as, the knob of a lock, door, or drawer.
Knob (n.) A rounded hill or mountain; as, the Pilot Knob.
Knob (n.) See Knop.
Knob (v. i.) To grow into knobs or bunches; to become knobbed.
Knop (n.) A knob; a bud; a bunch; a button.
Knop (n.) Any boldly projecting sculptured ornament; esp., the ornamental termination of a pinnacle, and then synonymous with finial; -- called also knob, and knosp.
Knor (n.) See Knur.
Knot (n.) A fastening together of the pars or ends of one or more threads, cords, ropes, etc., by any one of various ways of tying or entangling.
Knot (n.) A lump or loop formed in a thread, cord, rope. etc., as at the end, by tying or interweaving it upon itself.
Knot (n.) An ornamental tie, as of a ribbon.
Knot (n.) A bond of union; a connection; a tie.
Knot (n.) Something not easily solved; an intricacy; a difficulty; a perplexity; a problem.
Knot (n.) A figure the
Knot (n.) A cluster of persons or things; a collection; a group; a hand; a clique; as, a knot of politicians.
Knot (n.) A portion of a branch of a tree that forms a mass of woody fiber running at an angle with the grain of the main stock and making a hard place in the timber. A loose knot is generally the remains of a dead branch of a tree covered by later woody growth.
Knot (n.) A knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance.
Knot (n.) A protuberant joint in a plant.
Knot (n.) The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter.
Knot (n.) See Node.
Knot (n.) A division of the log
Knot (n.) A nautical mile, or 6080.27 feet; as, when a ship goes eight miles an hour, her speed is said to be eight knots.
Knot (n.) A kind of epaulet. See Shoulder knot.
Knot (n.) A sandpiper (Tringa canutus), found in the northern parts of all the continents, in summer. It is grayish or ashy above, with the rump and upper tail coverts white, barred with dusky. The lower parts are pale brown, with the flanks and under tail coverts white. When fat it is prized by epicures. Called also dunne.
Knot (v. t.) To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle.
Knot (v. t.) To unite closely; to knit together.
Knot (v. t.) To entangle or perplex; to puzzle.
Knot (v. i.) To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled.
Knot (v. i.) To knit knots for fringe or trimming.
Knot (v. i.) To copulate; -- said of toads.
Know (n.) Knee.
Knew (imp.) of Know
Know (v. i.) To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.
Know (v. i.) To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.
Know (v. i.) To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know the rules of an organization.
Know (v. i.) To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.
Know (v. i.) To have sexual commerce with.
Know (v. i.) To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with of.
Know (v. i.) To be assured; to feel confident.
Knur (n.) A knurl.
Ince (n.) The ounce.
Once (adv.) By limitation to the number one; for one time; not twice nor any number of times more than one.
Once (adv.) At some one period of time; -- used indefinitely.
Once (adv.) At any one time; -- often nearly equivalent to ever, if ever, or whenever; as, once kindled, it may not be quenched.
Onde (n.) Hatred; fury; envy.
-one () A suffix indicating that the substance, in the name of which it appears, is a ketone; as, acetone.
-one () A termination indicating that the hydrocarbon to the name of which it is affixed belongs to the fourth series of hydrocarbons, or the third series of unsaturated hydrocarbonsl as, nonone.
Ones (adv.) Once.
Only (a.) One alone; single; as, the only man present; his only occupation.
Only (a.) Alone in its class; by itself; not associated with others of the same class or kind; as, an only child.
Only (a.) Hence, figuratively: Alone, by reason of superiority; preeminent; chief.
Only (a.) In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely.
Only (a.) So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly.
Only (a.) Singly; without more; as, only-begotten.
Only (a.) Above all others; particularly.
Only (conj.) Save or except (that); -- an adversative used elliptically with or without that, and properly introducing a single fact or consideration.
Onto (prep.) On the top of; upon; on. See On to, under On, prep.
Onus (n.) A burden; an obligation.
Onyx (n.) Chalcedony in parallel layers of different shades of color. It is used for making cameos, the figure being cut in one layer with the next as a ground.
Pnyx (n.) The place at Athens where the meetings of the people were held for making decrees, etc.
Snag (n.) A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a protuberance.
Snag (n.) A tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a broken or decayed tooth.
Snag (n.) A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and sunk.
Snag (n.) One of the secondary branches of an antler.
Snag (v. t.) To cut the snags or branches from, as the stem of a tree; to hew roughly.
Snag (v. t.) To injure or destroy, as a steamboat or other vessel, by a snag, or projecting part of a sunken tree.
Snap (n.) To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle.
Snap (n.) To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound.
Snap (n.) To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth.
Snap (n.) To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat snappishly; -- usually with up.
Snap (n.) To crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to snap a whip.
Snap (n.) To project with a snap.
Snap (v. i.) To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps.
Snap (v. i.) To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps.
Snap (v. i.) To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth; to catch eagerly (at anything); -- often with at; as, a dog snapsat a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait.
Snap (v. i.) To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; -- often with at; as, to snap at a child.
Snap (v. i.) To miss fire; as, the gun snapped.
Snap (v. t.) A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.
Snap (v. t.) A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth.
Snap (v. t.) A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger.
Snap (v. t.) A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun.
Snap (v. t.) A greedy fellow.
Snap (v. t.) That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement; hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap.
Snap (v. t.) A sudden severe interval or spell; -- applied to the weather; as, a cold snap.
Snap (v. t.) A small catch or fastening held or closed by means of a spring, or one which closes with a snapping sound, as the catch of a bracelet, necklace, clasp of a book, etc.
Snap (v. t.) A snap beetle.
Snap (v. t.) A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with ginger; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Snap (v. t.) Briskness; vigor; energy; decision.
Snap (v. t.) Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained.
Snar (v. i.) To snarl.
Snaw (n.) Snow.
Sneb (v. t.) To reprimand; to sneap.
Sned (v. t.) To lop; to snathe.
Sned (n.) Alt. of Sneed
Snet (n.) The fat of a deer.
Snet (v. t.) The clear of mucus; to blow.
Snew (v. i.) To snow; to abound.
Snib (v. t.) To check; to sneap; to sneb.
Snib (n.) A reprimand; a snub.
Snig (v. t.) To chop off; to cut.
Snig (v. i.) To sneak.
Snig (n.) Alt. of Snigg
Snip (v. t.) To cut off the nip or neb of, or to cut off at once with shears or scissors; to clip off suddenly; to nip; hence, to break off; to snatch away.
Snip (n.) A single cut, as with shears or scissors; a clip.
Snip (n.) A small shred; a bit cut off.
Snip (n.) A share; a snack.
Snip (n.) A tailor.
Snip (n.) Small hand shears for cutting sheet metal.
Snob (n.) A vulgar person who affects to be better, richer, or more fashionable, than he really is; a vulgar upstart; one who apes his superiors.
Snob (n.) A townsman.
Snob (n.) A journeyman shoemaker.
Snob (n.) A workman who accepts lower than the usual wages, or who refuses to strike when his fellows do; a rat; a knobstick.
Snod (n.) A fillet; a headband; a snood.
Snod (a.) Trimmed; smooth; neat; trim; sly; cunning; demure.
Snot (n.) Mucus secreted in, or discharged from, the nose.
Snot (n.) A mean, insignificant fellow.
Snot (v. t.) To blow, wipe, or clear, as the nose.
Snow (n.) A square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a large trysail is hoisted.
Snow (n.) Watery particles congealed into white or transparent crystals or flakes in the air, and falling to the earth, exhibiting a great variety of very beautiful and perfect forms.
Snow (n.) Fig.: Something white like snow, as the white color (argent) in heraldry; something which falls in, or as in, flakes.
Snow (v. i.) To fall in or as snow; -- chiefly used impersonally; as, it snows; it snowed yesterday.
Snow (v. t.) To scatter like snow; to cover with, or as with, snow.
Snub (v. i.) To sob with convulsions.
Snub (v. t.) To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop.
Snub (v. t.) To check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or remark; to reprimand; to check.
Snub (v. t.) To treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or pretentious person; to slight designedly.
Snub (n.) A knot; a protuberance; a song.
Snub (n.) A check or rebuke; an intended slight.
Snug (superl.) Close and warm; as, an infant lies snug.
Snug (superl.) Close; concealed; not exposed to notice.
Snug (superl.) Compact, convenient, and comfortable; as, a snug farm, house, or property.
Snug (n.) Same as Lug, n., 3.
Snug (v. i.) To lie close; to snuggle; to snudge; -- often with up, or together; as, a child snugs up to its mother.
Snug (v. t.) To place snugly.
Snug (v. t.) To rub, as twine or rope, so as to make it smooth and improve the finish.
Unau (n.) The two-toed sloth (Cholopus didactylus), native of South America. It is about two feet long. Its color is a uniform grayish brown, sometimes with a reddish tint.
Unbe (v. t.) To cause not to be; to cause to be another.
Unce (n.) A claw.
Unce (n.) An ounce; a small portion.
Unco (a.) Unknown; strange, or foreign; unusual, or surprising; distant in manner; reserved.
Unco (adv.) In a high degree; to a great extent; greatly; very.
Unco (n.) A strange thing or person.
Unci (pl. ) of Uncus
Unde (a.) Waving or wavy; -- applied to ordinaries, or division
Undo (v. t.) To reverse, as what has been done; to annul; to bring to naught.
Undo (v. t.) To loose; to open; to take to piece; to unfasten; to untie; hence, to unravel; to solve; as, to undo a knot; to undo a puzzling question; to undo a riddle.
Undo (v. t.) To bring to poverty; to impoverish; to ruin, as in reputation, morals, hopes, or the like; as, many are undone by unavoidable losses, but more undo themselves by vices and dissipation, or by indolence.
Uni- () A prefix signifying one, once; as in uniaxial, unicellular.
Unio (n.) Any one of numerous species of fresh-water mussels belonging to Unio and many allied genera.
Unit (n.) A single thing or person.
Unit (n.) The least whole number; one.
Unit (n.) A gold coin of the reign of James I., of the value of twenty shillings.
Unit (n.) Any determinate amount or quantity (as of length, time, heat, value) adopted as a standard of measurement for other amounts or quantities of the same kind.
Unit (n.) A single thing, as a magnitude or number, regarded as an undivided whole.
Unke (n.) A European aquatic toad (Bombinator igneus). Its back is dark; its belly is marked with crimson. Called also feuerkrote.
Unto (prep.) To; -- now used only in antiquated, formal, or scriptural style. See To.
Unto (prep.) Until; till.
Unto (conj.) Until; till.
Unty (v. t.) To untie.
Ynow (a.) Enough.
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