\ ˈnən \

Definition of none

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : not any
2 : not one : nobody
3 : not any such thing or person
4 : no part : nothing

none

adjective

Definition of none (Entry 2 of 4)

archaic
: not any : no

none

adverb

Definition of none (Entry 3 of 4)

1 : by no means : not at all none too soon to begin
2 : in no way : to no extent none the worse for wear

none

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈnōn \

Definition of none (Entry 4 of 4)

: the fifth of the canonical hours

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Synonyms & Antonyms for none

Synonyms: Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

no one, nobody

Synonyms: Adverb

hardly, ill, no, noway (usually no way), scarcely

Antonyms: Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

everybody, everyone

Antonyms: Adverb

absolutely, certainly, completely, definitely, positively, surely

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Examples of none in a Sentence

Adverb

your help comes none too soon I'll switch his mug with mine, and he'll be none the wiser.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

While none listed specific problems, several said neighbors did not like the proposal. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Westfield rejects swanky golf course development," 9 May 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Several factors have contributed to the rightward trend, none more important than Justice Neil Gorsuch's first full term as successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court's conservatives mark return to power with major rulings, minor punts," 27 June 2018 In that vacuum, pro-Trump, firebrand former Atlantic City Council member Grossman won his party's nomination, which Republicans in Washington were none too happy about. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "House Republicans’ unhelpful stumble with Seth Grossman in New Jersey," 10 July 2018 Liverpool fans were none too happy with the comparison as Liverpool site Empire of The Kop dismissed the comments as 'stupid'. SI.com, "AC Milan Director Disrespects Virgil van Dijk With Odd Remark Regarding Own Star Defender," 23 May 2018 Others did not turn right wing per se but did become supporters of a more militaristic turn in foreign policy in the name of humanitarian interventionism, none better known than Bernard Kouchner, the co-founder of Doctors Without Borders. Alan Wolfe, The New Republic, "A Most Violent Year," 18 May 2018 Savor the best grapes first, Butler means, so there will be none better on the bunch, and each will seem delicious to the last. Christian Wiman, The New Yorker, "Eating Grapes Downward," 7 May 2018 The incident came in the second game of a doubleheader, when Royals catcher Salvador Perez was none too happy with White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson's reaction after hitting a home run to open the contest. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "During the benches-clearing ruckus, Royals' Ian Kennedy got a hug from an old friend | The Kansas City Star," 29 Apr. 2018 Some mysteries had been solved but others remained, none more powerful than that burial of the shaman. The Economist, "Louie Kamookak died on March 22nd," 12 Apr. 2018 But many Kurds seem none too upset, given how autocratic and dirty Mr Barzani’s regime is. The Economist, "Fifteen years after America’s invasion, Iraq is getting back on its feet," 28 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And the voice from Galilee, which would defy Caesar, offered a new Kingdom in which each man could walk upright and bow to none but his God. WSJ, "In Hoc Anno Domini," 23 Dec. 2018 Wow, Noah Centineo has apparently happily relinquished his unofficial crown as King of the Netflix Boyfriends — to none other than Dumplin' star Luke Benward, who Noah shouted out recently on his Instagram Story. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Noah Centineo Relinquished His Netflix Boyfriend Crown to "Dumplin" Star Luke Benward," 11 Dec. 2018 That’s unlikely to happen, which means the hope for a signed, sealed, and delivered agreement at the G20 summit is slim to none. Alex Ward, Vox, "Trump and Xi Jinping could fix parts of the US-China relationship in Argentina. They won’t.," 29 Nov. 2018 But none of the picks have received formal nominations, with the White House primarily resubmitting other people for posts that the Senate didn’t approve last year. Andrew Ackerman, WSJ, "Democratic Picks for Agencies Are Latest Shutdown Casualty," 18 Jan. 2019 For example, these 14 dishes are totally drool-worthy, but none of them will cost you more than $2 per serving to make—seriously! Audrey Bruno, SELF, "14 Meatless Meals That Cost Less Than $2," 16 Jan. 2019 But none of them carried the book — Toni Cade Bambara's classic novel about black people searching for healing — and that didn’t sit right with Gumbs. Eric Ginsburg, Teen Vogue, "These Heroes Are Saving Black Feminist Classics by Putting Them on Wheels," 8 Jan. 2019 There aren’t enough details though—not for Vive Reality, not Vive Cosmos, not Vive Pro Eye, none of it. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "HTC reveals two new VR headsets, the untethered Vive Cosmos and gaze-tracking Vive Pro Eye," 7 Jan. 2019 Star Wars Though none of the Star Wars movies released before 2019 will make it to the site before launch, all of the movies starting with Star Wars: Episode IX will be there. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "The Disney+ Streaming Service Sounds Like It's Going to Be Every Parent's BFF," 2 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of none

Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1525, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for none

Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

Middle English, from Old English nān, from ne not + ān one — more at no, one

Noun

Late Latin nona, from Latin, 9th hour of the day from sunrise — more at noon

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The first known use of none was before the 12th century

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none

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of none

: not any of a group of people or things : no amount or part of something

none

pronoun
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Kids Definition of none

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not any : not one None of them went. None of this is necessary.

none

adverb

Kids Definition of none (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : not at all We arrived none too soon.
2 : in no way It's an old bike but none the worse for wear.

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