the present, or immediate, occasion or purpose (usually used in the phrase for the nonce).
the present time or occasion (now only in the phrase for the nonce)
(prison slang) a rapist or child molester; a sexual offender
abstracted from phrase for þe naness (c.1200) “for a special occasion, for a particular purpose,” itself a misdivision (see N for other examples) of for þan anes “for the one,” in reference to a particular occasion or purpose, the þan being from Middle English dative definite article þam (see the). The phrase used from early 14c. as an empty filler in metrical composition. As an adjective from 1884.
[sel-uh-bit, -beyt] /ˈsɛl ə bɪt, -ˌbeɪt/ noun 1. a person who abstains from sexual relations. 2. a person who remains unmarried, especially for religious reasons. adjective 3. observing or pertaining to sexual abstention or a religious vow not to marry. 4. not married. /ˈsɛlɪbɪt/ noun 1. a person who is unmarried, esp one who has […]
[non-sel-yuh-ler] /nɒnˈsɛl yə lər/ adjective 1. not composed of or containing cells: Cytoplasm is noncellular.
[non-sel-yuh-loh-sik] /ˌnɒn sɛl yəˈloʊ sɪk/ adjective 1. not derived from or containing : Nylon is a noncellulosic fiber.
[seer-ee-uh l] /ˈsɪər i əl/ noun 1. any plant of the grass family yielding an edible grain, as wheat, rye, oats, rice, or corn. 2. the grain itself. 3. some edible preparation of it, especially a breakfast food. adjective 4. of or relating to grain or the plants producing it. /ˈsɪərɪəl/ noun 1. any grass […]