Definition of Ne in English:


  • The chemical element neon.

Definition of NE in English:


  • 1Nebraska (in official postal use).

  • 2New England.

  • 3North-east or north-eastern.

    ‘NE Japan’
    ‘four miles NE of Birmingham’

Definition of in English:


  • Originally called; born (used before the name by which a man was originally known)

    ‘Al Kelly, né Kabish’
    • ‘Koning, né Koningsberger, escaped the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands in 1940 by fleeing to Britain.’
    • ‘Jean-Pierre Melville, né Grumbach, took his name from his favourite author.’
    • ‘Seth, né Gregory Gallant, got the idea for the book from an old storefront office of the same name in Toronto.’
    • ‘To me, I.F. Stone, né Isadore Feinstein, known to his friends as Izzy, was an event-making man.’
    • ‘For the rock 'n' roll generation, Eminem, né Marshall Mathers III, is the most compelling figure to have emerged from popular music since the holy trinity of Dylan, Lennon and Jagger.’
    • ‘This is the real Angel, né Ignacio, the director's first love.’
    • ‘Ron Oddyssey, né Ronald Edward Keller of Melbourne, was someone I knew in college and am still looking for to this day.’


1930s: French, literally born, masculine past participle of naître; compare with née.