(colloquial) An expression of happiness.
‘Yay! I have finally finished my work!’;
The letter for the y sound in Pitman shorthand.
or even, or more like, or should I say. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.
‘His face was dirty, nay filthy.’;
Cocaine (powder or crack).
A vote against.
‘I vote nay, even though the motion is popular, because I would rather be right than popular.’;
a branch of the Tai languages
A person who voted against.
‘The vote is 4 in favor and 20 opposed; the nays have it.’;
(archaic) A denial; a refusal. [https://books.google.com/books?id=uysQzJy9IwMC&pg=PA818&dq=%22word+nay+a+denial+refusal%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwij_5CHi-3cAhWJ2FMKHWjCDdMQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=%22word%20nay%20a%20denial%20refusal%22&f=false]
(obsolete) To refuse.
No; - a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no. Opposed to aye or yea. See also Yes.
‘And eke when I say "ye," ne say not "nay."’; ‘I tell you nay; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.’; ‘And now do they thrust us out privily? nay, verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.’; ‘He that will not when he may,When he would he shall have nay.’;
Not this merely, but also; not only so, but; - used to mark the addition or substitution of a more explicit or more emphatic phrase.
A negative vote; one who votes in the negative.
‘the nays have it’;
not this merely but also; not only so but;
‘each of us is peculiar, nay, in a sense unique’;