Nayed vs Gayed - What's the difference?

nayed | gayed |

As verbs the difference between nayed and gayed

is that nayed is (nay) while gayed is (gay).




  • (nay)

  • nay



  • (archaic) no
  • Derived terms

    * nay-say * naysayer


    (English Conjunctions)
  • 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.
  • * 1663 ,
  • [...] And proved not only horse, but cows, / Nay pigs, were of the elder house: / For beasts, when man was but a piece / Of earth himself, did th' earth possess.
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 18.
  • And even in our wildest and most wandering reveries, nay in our very dreams, we shall find, if we reflect, that the imagination ran not altogether at adventures,


    (en noun)
  • A vote against.
  • I vote nay , even though the motion is popular, because I would rather be right than popular.
  • A person who voted against.
  • The vote is 4 in favor and 20 opposed, the nays have it.


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To refuse.
  • (Holinshed)


  • nary
  • Anagrams

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  • (gay)

  • Gay


    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • , originally a nickname for a cheerful or lively person.
  • from the word gay, "joyful"; rare today.
  • . Also a shortened form of Gabriel, Gaylord and similar names, or transferred from the surname.
  • * 1992 , Unto the Sons , Ballantine Books 1993, ISBN 0804110336, page 15
  • - - - my father's father, Gaetano Talese ( whose name I inherited after my birth in 1932, in the anglicized from of "Gay "), was an atypically fearless traveler,
  • * 2004 , Bad Dirt , Fourth Estate, ISBN 0007196911, page 32
  • "Mr Gay Brawls. What a name."
    "It didn't use to mean what it means now. Plenty were named Gay'. Even in Nevada. Was old ' Gay Pitch had a gas station in Winnemucca. Nobody thought nothin about it and he raised a railroad car of kids.- - -