NAY, adv. [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.

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, n. Denial, refusal.

NAY, v.t. To refuse. [Not in use]