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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noes
noun
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▪ According to the latest opinion polls, the noes have 50%, the yeses 35% and the rest are undecided.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Noes

No \No\ (n[=o]), n.; pl. Noes (n[=o]z).

  1. A refusal by use of the word no; a denial.

  2. A negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as, to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it.

Wiktionary
noes

alt. (plural of no lang=en id=Noun) n. (plural of no lang=en id=Noun)

WordNet
no
  1. adv. referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present; "he was no heavier than a child" [syn: no more]

  2. not in any degree or manner; not at all; "he is no better today"

  3. used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement; "no, you are wrong"

  4. [also: noes (pl)]

no
  1. adj. quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time" [syn: no(a)] [ant: all(a), some(a)]

  2. [also: noes (pl)]

no
  1. n. a negative; "his no was loud and clear" [ant: yes]

  2. a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known [syn: nobelium, atomic number 102]

  3. [also: noes (pl)]

noes

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Usage examples of "noes".

It could require the ayes and noes on the motion, and use up thirty minutes on that detail.

You will realise what a happy idea it was to side-track the lawful ayes and noes and substitute a stand-up vote by this fact: that a little later, when a deputation of deputies waited upon the President and asked him if he was actually willing to claim that that measure had been passed, he answered, 'Yes--and unanimously.

If all else fails, they can dub in your yesses and noes to new leading questions.

On this, in the total of noes hostile to the decrees, these noes are not counted.

Sometimes the noes are just as important as the yeses because they represent cul-de-sacs, allowing you to narrow your field of inquiry until you stumble into the heart of the maze.

Vulcan had about six hundred religions pre-Reformation: a vivid, noisy, energetic, violent sprawl and squabble of gods, demigods, animae, geniuses, demons, angels, golems, powers, principalities, forces, noeses, and other hypersomatic beings of types too difficult to explain to Earth people, who, by and large, are spoiled by the ridiculous simplicity of their own beliefs.