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Nix

 (nĭks)
n.
A satellite of Pluto.

[Alteration (in order to avoid confusion with the asteroid 3908 Nyx) of Nyx, Greek goddess of the night, from Greek Nux, from nux, night; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.]

nix 1

 (nĭks)
n. Mythology
A water sprite of German mythology, usually in human form or half-human and half-fish.

[German, from Middle High German nickes, from Old High German nihhus.]

nix 2

 (nĭks) Slang
n.
Nothing.
adv.
Not so; no.
tr.v. nixed, nix·ing, nix·es
To forbid, refuse, or veto: Congress nixed the tax hike.

[German dialectal, from Middle High German nihtes, genitive of niht, from Old High German niwiht : ni, not, no; see ne in Indo-European roots + wiht, thing; see wekti- in Indo-European roots.]

nix

(nɪks)
sentence substitute
1. another word for no11
2. be careful! watch out!
n
3. a rejection or refusal
4. nothing at all
vb
(tr) to veto, deny, reject, or forbid (plans, suggestions, etc)
[C18: from German, colloquial form of nichts nothing]

nix

(nɪks) or

nixe

n
(European Myth & Legend) German myth a male water sprite, usually unfriendly to humans
[C19: from German Nixe nymph or water spirit, from Old High German nihhus; related to Old English nicor sea monster]

nix1

(nɪks)
Slang. n.
1. nothing.
adv.
2. no.
v.t.
3. to veto.
[1780–90; < German: variant of nichts nothing]

nix2

(nɪks)

n., pl. nix•es.
(in Germanic folklore) a water spirit that draws its victims into its underwater home.
[1825–35; < German Nix]

nix


Past participle: nixed
Gerund: nixing

Imperative
nix
nix
Present
I nix
you nix
he/she/it nixes
we nix
you nix
they nix
Preterite
I nixed
you nixed
he/she/it nixed
we nixed
you nixed
they nixed
Present Continuous
I am nixing
you are nixing
he/she/it is nixing
we are nixing
you are nixing
they are nixing
Present Perfect
I have nixed
you have nixed
he/she/it has nixed
we have nixed
you have nixed
they have nixed
Past Continuous
I was nixing
you were nixing
he/she/it was nixing
we were nixing
you were nixing
they were nixing
Past Perfect
I had nixed
you had nixed
he/she/it had nixed
we had nixed
you had nixed
they had nixed
Future
I will nix
you will nix
he/she/it will nix
we will nix
you will nix
they will nix
Future Perfect
I will have nixed
you will have nixed
he/she/it will have nixed
we will have nixed
you will have nixed
they will have nixed
Future Continuous
I will be nixing
you will be nixing
he/she/it will be nixing
we will be nixing
you will be nixing
they will be nixing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nixing
you have been nixing
he/she/it has been nixing
we have been nixing
you have been nixing
they have been nixing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nixing
you will have been nixing
he/she/it will have been nixing
we will have been nixing
you will have been nixing
they will have been nixing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nixing
you had been nixing
he/she/it had been nixing
we had been nixing
you had been nixing
they had been nixing
Conditional
I would nix
you would nix
he/she/it would nix
we would nix
you would nix
they would nix
Past Conditional
I would have nixed
you would have nixed
he/she/it would have nixed
we would have nixed
you would have nixed
they would have nixed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nix - a quantity of no importancenix - a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
relative quantity - a quantity relative to some purpose
nihil - (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ); "nihil habet"
bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, sweet Fanny Adams - little or nothing at all; "I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all"; "I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery"
Verb1.nix - command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
command, require - make someone do something
ban - prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
bar, debar, exclude - prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
enjoin - issue an injunction
criminalise, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw, criminalize - declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."

nix

noun
Slang. No thing; not anything:
Informal: zero.
Slang: zilch.
Archaic: aught.
adverb
Not so:
Informal: nope.
verb
1. Slang. To prevent or forbid authoritatively:
Idiom: turn thumbs down on.
2. Slang. To be unwilling to accept, consider, or receive:
Idiom: turn thumbs down on.
Translations
niks
niks
niitatanikstorpata
Nixrien
niks

nix

[nɪks]
A. Nnada
B. EXCL¡ni hablar!

nix

n (inf)nix (inf)
vt (US inf) proposalüber den Haufen werfen (inf)
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