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  Dictionary Definition of nor

conjunction a negative conjunction used: a. as the correlative to a preceding neither: he could neither read nor write. b. to continue the force of a negative, such as not, no, never, etc., occurring in a preceding clause: he left and I never saw him again, nor did I regret it. c. after an affirmative clause, or as a continuative, in the sense of and...not: they are happy; nor need we mourn. d. Archaic or Poetic with omission of a preceding neither, its negative force being understood: he nor I was there. e. Chiefly Poetic instead of neither, as correlative to a following nor: nor he nor I was there.
[ME nor, contraction of nother, OE nother, from ne not + other (contraction of ohwęther either)]