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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ She had only known one man, a moronic battle in neon light.
▪ Even though it was a summer afternoon, the foyer was drenched in a harsh, white neon light.
▪ Once she stuffed her diaphragm into one of my neon lights, breaking it, shattering it.
▪ A spillage of lurid neon light, yellow and orange, dribbled from the windowsill to the floor.
▪ Mrs T finds that a particular type of neon light upsets her balance.
▪ Go to the right places and there will be a big railway station or a billboard full of flickering neon lights.
▪ For those unmoved, the Ferris wheel spun its neon lights and the shooting galleries popped.
▪ A few neon signs are beginning to appear on the larger buildings advertising the usual Western wares such as Levi jeans.
▪ The other neon sign which surmounted the Parliament building, a huge red star, has recently been removed.
▪ The hotel neon sign lights up our faces.
▪ Alix was out front of the premises poking a flickering neon sign with a length of plastic tubing.
▪ A million neon signs push the delicacy of the pink twilight into a dull haze.
▪ Perhaps she'd find a flashing neon sign to stick in the parson's nose.
▪ The neon sign made little clicks as it changed colour.
▪ She might just as well have stuck a neon sign on her head, inviting him to make love to her.
▪ But not drunk enough. crilly My North London flat is filled with neon.
▪ Dancing black girls writhing under the twinkling neon of a pizzeria.
▪ Physical trapping is likely to be about as effective for neon, argon and krypton.
▪ The downtown Dallas skyline is accented in green and blue and red neon.
▪ The other neon sign which surmounted the Parliament building, a huge red star, has recently been removed.
▪ The public reception area, a strange mixture of green neon and granite, is awash with the sound of running water.
▪ With only 6000 years of life left the temperature rockets to 620 million degrees, to convert carbon into neon.
▪ You see it in the neon strips that colour the city, the flashing lights on every corner.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Noble \No"ble\, a. [Compar. Nobler; superl. Noblest.] [F. noble, fr. L. nobilis that can be or is known, well known, famous, highborn, noble, fr. noscere to know. See know.]

  1. Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart.

    Statues, with winding ivy crowned, belong To nobler poets for a nobler song.

  2. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble edifice.

  3. Of exalted rank; of or pertaining to the nobility; distinguished from the masses by birth, station, or title; highborn; as, noble blood; a noble personage.

    Note: Noble is used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, noble-born, noble-hearted, noble-minded.

    Noble gas (Chem.), a gaseous element belonging to group VIII of the periodic table of elements, not combining with other elements under normal reaction conditions; specifically, helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, or radon; also called inert gas.

    Noble metals (Chem.), silver, gold, and platinum; -- so called from their resistance to oxidation by air and to dissolution by acids. Copper, mercury, aluminium, palladium, rhodium, iridium, and osmium are sometimes included.

    Syn: Honorable; worthy; dignified; elevated; exalted; superior; sublime; great; eminent; illustrious; renowned; stately; splendid; magnificent; grand; magnanimous; generous; liberal; free.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1898, coined by its discoverers, Sir William Ramsay and Morris W. Travers, from Greek neon, neuter of neos "new" (see new); so called because it was newly discovered. Neon sign is attested from 1927.


a. (context of a color English) extremely bright; fluorescent. n. 1 (context uncountable English) The chemical element (''symbol'' Ne) with an atomic number of 10. 2 (context countable English) A form or sample of the element. 3 (context uncountable English) neon signs, collectively. 4 (context countable English) a neon tetra fish


n. a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts [syn: Ne, atomic number 10]

Neon (band)

Neon are a three-piece Australian rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Their "A Man" single made the top 50 of the Australian singles charts in November 2004 and has won critical acclaim in the British music media.

Neon (disambiguation)

Neon is a chemical element.

It may also refer to:

Neon (magazine)

Neon was a British film magazine published monthly by Ascential from December 1996 to February 1999. It attempted to be a refreshing alternative to other UK film magazines such as Empire.

Neon (library)

neon is a library for accessing HTTP and WebDAV servers for the C programming language. It is free software and is licensed under LGPL.

neon relies on either OpenSSL or GnuTLS for secure https connections and either libxml or expat for parsing WebDAV XML responses.

Among others, neon is used by the Subversion version control system, GnomeVFS file system abstraction layer and the davfs2 network file system.


Neon is a chemical element with symbol Ne and atomic number 10. It is in group 18 (noble gases) of the periodic table. Neon is a colorless, odorless, inert monatomic gas under standard conditions, with about two-thirds the density of air. It was discovered (along with krypton and xenon) in 1898 as one of the three residual rare inert elements remaining in dry air, after nitrogen, oxygen, argon and carbon dioxide were removed. Neon was the second of these three rare gases to be discovered, and was immediately recognized as a new element from its bright red emission spectrum. The name neon is derived from the Greek word, , neuter singular form of (neos), meaning new. Neon is chemically inert and forms no uncharged chemical compounds. The compounds of neon include ionic molecules, molecules held together by van der Waals forces and clathrates.

During cosmic nucleogenesis of the elements, large amounts of neon are built up from the alpha-capture fusion process in stars. Although neon is a very common element in the universe and solar system (it is fifth in cosmic abundance after hydrogen, helium, oxygen and carbon), it is very rare on Earth. It composes about 18.2 ppm of air by volume (this is about the same as the molecular or mole fraction), and a smaller fraction in Earth's crust. The reason for neon's relative scarcity on Earth and the inner (terrestrial) planets is that neon is highly volatile and forms no compounds to fix it to solids. As a result, it escaped from the planetesimals under the warmth of the newly ignited Sun in the early Solar System. Even the atmosphere of Jupiter is somewhat depleted of neon, presumably for this reason. It is also lighter than air, causing it to escape even from Earth's atmosphere.

Neon gives a distinct reddish-orange glow low- voltage neon glow lamps and in high-voltage discharge tubes and neon advertising signs. The red emission line from neon also causes the well known red light of helium–neon lasers. Neon is used in some plasma tube and refrigerant applications but has few other commercial uses. It is commercially extracted by the fractional distillation of liquid air. Since air is the only source, it is considerably more expensive than helium.

Neon (light synthesizer)

Neon is a light synthesizer developed by Jeff Minter ('Yak') and Ivan Zorzin ('Giles'). It was based on an enhanced version of the graphics engine originally to be included in Unity (video game), which became an independent project after Unity was cancelled in 2004.

A version of Neon is used as the default visualiser for the Xbox 360. The authors have retained the rights to implement the software on other platforms and contexts (a PC version was due in 2006 but the release has been hampered by rights issues).

The Xbox 360 version, implemented into the media player and activated whenever music is played, is actually the "First Wave" of Neon. Up to four people can control it with the same number of gamepads, or it can be run autonomously via the 'v-crew' code.

Jeff Minter's Space Giraffe utilizes the Neon engine, as does Llamasoft's subsequent games Gridrunner Revolution and Minotaur Rescue.

Neon (spider)

Neon is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). Its described species occur mostly in Eurasia, with some species found in North and South America. One species, N. convolutus, is also found in Algeria. Two species are known from Australia, N. australis and N. taylori. N. australis has palp morphology and fringing on its first pair of legs very similar to that seen in N. nojimai Ikeda 1995, from Japan. N. taylori is most similar in morphology to N. sumatranus from Indonesia and N. kovblyuki from the Crimea and elsewhere. The genus is common and widespread in litter throughout Australia, from the highlands of Tasmania through the hot, dry inland to the wet tropics and includes many undescribed species.

Spiders in Neon are tiny to small, usually less than 5mm in body length. In the genus definition it says "Small unidentate spiders ranging from about 1.4 to 3.0mm in length." A precise definition of the genus was provided by Gertsch & Ivie (1955). Lohmander (1945) first established a subgenus Dicroneon for Neon levis (Simon). Neon reticulatus (Blackwall) and its relatives were assigned by Gertsch & Ivie to another subgenus, Neon.

The molecular phylogeny of the Salticidae developed by Maddison and co-workers places Neon in the Astioida and most closely related to the Australian based Astiae radiation. It is possible as a consequence, that Neon is an originally Australian genus that has spread to other regions. However the only species of this genus sequenced (Maddison and Hedin 2003; Bodner and Maddison 2012), N. nelli, belongs within the subgenus Neon, unlike all the presently known Australian species that are more similar to members of the subgenus Dicroneon from the oriental region.

Neon (Richard Fleeshman album)

Neon is the debut album by the British singer and ex- Coronation Street star Richard Fleeshman. It was released in November 2007. It debuted at number 71 on the UK Album Chart,

Fleeshman promoted the album by supporting Sir Elton John on two tours around the UK and Europe.

Neon (Chris Young album)

Neon is the third studio album by American country music artist Chris Young. It was released on July 12, 2011, via RCA Records Nashville. Young co-wrote seven of the album's ten tracks. The album sold 72,830 copies its first week.

The album includes the singles "Tomorrow", "You", "Neon", and "I Can Take It from There".

Neon (Jay Sean album)

Neon is the fourth studio album by British R&B singer Jay Sean. The album was released on 30 July 2013, by Cash Money Records and distributed by Republic Records. The album features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Ace Hood and Rick Ross.

Neon (comics)

Neon (Celeste McCauley a.k.a. Celeste Rockfish) is a fictional character in the 30th and 31st centuries of the , and a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She first appeared after the "Five Year Gap" in Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 4) #6, created by then- inker and co-writer Al Gordon.

Celeste is the niece of long-time Legion rival Leland McCauley. She studied at the Science Police Academy and eventually became a private detective, opening her own agency called the Rockfish Detective Agency. Dawnstar became her partner under the alias of "Bounty."

Sun Boy hired Celeste to investigate the hiring of Roxxas by Earthgov. This lead her to the Legion of Super-Heroes, which was in the process of reforming. Later she confronted Roxxas directly and was severely injured. Her Green Lantern powers then emerged, healing her. Afterwards the Legion invited her to join the team and she accepted.

Celeste was transformed into a Darkstar during Zero Hour before disappearing from existence.

Celeste has made one appearance since then, in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, where she appeared to help the Legion fight the Time Trapper.

Neon (Chris Young song)

"Neon" is a song recorded by American country music artist Chris Young. It was released in March 2012 as the third single and title track from his album Neon (2011). The song was written by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Trevor Rosen. "Neon" received positive reviews from critics who praised the production, lyrics and Young's vocal performance. It stopped Young's five consecutive number-one hit run on the US Hot Country Songs chart, peaking at number 23. It also peaked at number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting sales of over 500,000 units in the United States.

Neon (Lonely People)

"Neon (Lonely People)" is the sixth single by German recording artist Lena Meyer-Landrut. It was released on March 15, 2013. The single version is a faster remix of the version which was previously published on the album Stardust on October 12, 2012.

NeoN (gene)

NeoN (gene) may refer to:

  • Neamine transaminase
  • Neomycin C transaminase
Neon (classical antiquity)

Neon was the name of a number of figures from classical antiquity:

  • A Corinthian officer who accompanied Timoleon in his expedition to Sicily and was appointed by him to command the citadel of Syracuse, when that fortress was placed in his hands by Dionysius II. In this post Neon not only held out against the combined efforts of Hicetas and the Carthaginian general Mago, but took advantage of their absence on an expedition against Catana, to make himself master of the important quarter of Acradina.
  • A Messenian, son of Philiades, and brother of Thrasybulus, who was accused by Demosthenes of having betrayed his country to Philip II of Macedon. An elaborate vindication of his conduct, together with that of others of his contemporaries who had adopted the same line of policy, is given by the historian Polybius.
  • An officer who commanded under Demetrius Poliorcetes in the great sea-fight off Salamis in Cyprus in 306 BCE.
  • A Boeotian, who was one of the leaders of the Macedonian party in his native country during the reign of Antigonus III Doson. An accident put it in his power to confer a great personal obligation upon that monarch: for Antigonus having touched with his fleet on the coast of Boeotia, the ships were all left aground by a sudden change of tide: Neon, who was hipparch at the time, came up with the Boeotian cavalry, but instead of taking advantage of the situation of Antigonus, he allowed him to depart in safety. For this act he incurred much censure from his countrymen, but obtained a high place in the favor of Antigonus and his successor Philip V of Macedon.
  • A Theban, probably grandson of the preceding, took a prominent part in the politics of Boeotia during the disputes between the Romans and Perseus of Macedon. He was one of the principal authors of the alliance concluded by the Boeotianis with Perseus, on which account he was driven into exile, when the cities of Boeotia submitted to the Roman deputies Marcius and Aulus Atilius Serranus in 172 BCE. Hereupon he took refuge with Perseus, to whose fortunes he seems to have henceforward closely attached himself, as he was one of the three companions of the king's flight after the decisive Battle of Pydna. He eventually fell into the hands of the Romans, by whom he was executed the following year in 167 BCE.
Neon (EP)

Neon is an EP by American electronic duo Versa self-released on January 21, 2014 as a "pay what you want" download via Bandcamp, and regular download on iTunes and Spotify. The EP is their first release as Versa, previously known as VersaEmerge.

Neon (dancer)

Neon is a contemporary belly dance and stiletto dance performer, instructor, and choreographer based in New York City. She is also the founder and owner of Stratostream Entertainment - World Dance New York, a US entertainment company publishing dance instruction, performance, and fitness home video products for women. As a dance instructor Neon has developed innovative visualisation-based methods for teaching dance and dance fitness in an accelerated-learning format.

Usage examples of "neon".

Immense asses strained neon pink and chartreuse capris to the awful bursting point.

Swordtails, Guppies, Platys, Terras, Neons, Cichlids, Labyrinth and Paradise fish, and every variety of exotic Goldfish.

She smiled in remembrance of Clud in his neon green-and-black body suit.

But Herbert greets him at once, friendlily, his color deepening to rose under the convention-hall neon.

He walked Gonzo most often through Craigleigh Gardens, near his Rosedale home, and at night the most visible object from the shrubbery is the ochre neon sign at Bloor and Yonge, announcing-rhe Bay!

From the eleventh floor of the Ansonia, neon signs look like smears of wet lipstick, and the jumbled noise that bounces up from Broadway has an underlying purr.

A dozen blocks away, a twenty-story cartoon cowboy leered and beckoned, pointing down at the neon slab of the New Gold Nugget at his feet.

Every beginning, it is assumed, must have a neon twinkle of danger about it, and so grandmothers, sissies, lepidopterists and others are warned that the nomenclature that follows is often indecipherable.

Neon mimicked, then smiled in the direction of the office console, wondering if Tech was watching him.

There was an isolated rear compartment with six seats and a moundlike central table, with soft musak filling the air and elegant neon designs worked into the ceiling.

Nitrogen, Nb for Nobelium, Nd for Neodymium, Ne for Neon, Ni for Nickel, No for Niobrium, Np for Neptunium.

Jinx lets a laugh out and across the parking lot is a fucking pimpmobile, a platinum Lexus convertible with a noose of gold chain choking its rearview mirror and these evil black Doublemint Twins in the front seat, straight out of the life, living so large that their license plate ought to read gang related, in neon lights.

Moorish town houses, restaurants that look like car washes, car washes, shopping centers, a fish market, a skimobile shop, an automotive accessory shop, liquor stores, a delicatessen in three clashing colors, a motel with an in-room steam bath, a motel with a relaxing vibrator bed, a car dealer, an indoor skating rink attractively done in brick and corrugated plastic, a trailer park, another motel composed of individual cabins, an automobile dealership attractively done in glass and corrugated plastic, an enormous steak house with life-sized plastic cows grazing out front in the shadow of a six-story neon cactus, a seat cover store, a discount clothing warehouse, an Italian restaurant with a leaning tower attached to it.

An elegant ivy-hung Georgian dwelling, it looked much the same as it had when pictured in the biography Will had downloaded into his palm-top, but for the neon uplighters and the rather swish electric carriage with the blacked-out windows which stood outside.

They can be freckled or mottled or veiny or solid, their colors ranging from nearly neon to spotless white.