\ ˈnən How to pronounce none (audio) \

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 How to pronounce none (audio) \

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

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Major League Eating, the professional competitive eating league Shea helped found, sponsors other eating competitions throughout the year, but none come close to the notoriety of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Currie Engel, Time, "Why a Hot Dog Eating Contest Became a Fourth of July Tradition for So Many Americans," 6 July 2019 By contrast, Patten’s Chinese successors all suffered dismal popularity ratings — none more so than current Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Washington Post, "In Hong Kong, colonial flag still a symbol of prized values," 6 July 2019 Over the years, the city has tried to attract investors to the property but none of the plans have taken off. Rebecca Santana, SFChronicle.com, "Relic of Katrina’s wrath in New Orleans may soon meet the wrecking ball," 5 July 2019 Detectives are checking to see if fraudulent credit cards are being fabricated, after hotel security film shows numerous people checking in at the Orange Hampton Inn on the card in question, but none of them matching a 2018 mug shot of the suspect. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Mystery man sought for multiple hotel bookings: Orange Police Blotter," 5 July 2019 The strong French attacker won several battles, though none that led to goals. Steven Goff, baltimoresun.com, "At left back, Crystal Dunn is getting it right for USWNT at World Cup," 4 July 2019 Between 2004 and 2007, the former Milan and Barcelona man was at the top of his game and firmly established himself as the best player in the world, bar none. SI.com, "50 Greatest South American Footballers of All Time," 4 July 2019 Prior to the end of the first episode, none of the contestants were informed of Tila’s bisexuality—or the presence of contestants who didn’t share their gender. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Slow, Messy Evolution of LGBTQ Dating Shows," 4 July 2019 For none of them to repeat in the 80 days Kepler stared at the star strained credulity. Adam Mann, Scientific American, "Astronomers Don't Know What to Make of This Incredibly Bizarre Star," 3 July 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

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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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