NAY, adverb [a contracted word, to deny]
1. No; a word that expresses negation.
I tell you nay but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13:3.
2. It expresses also refusal.
He that will not when he may, When he would he shall have nay
[In these senses it is now rarely used; no being substituted.]
3. Not only so; not this alone; intimating that something is to be added y way of amplification. He requested an answer; nay he urged it.
NAY, noun Denial, refusal.
NAY, verb transitive To refuse. [Not in use]