\ 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Also true to his word, none of it rubbed off on my clothes or my bedsheets, so 10/10 there. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, "Exclusive: Isle of Paradise Launches Its First Clear Tanning Mousse, and I Got to Try It," 1 Apr. 2019 During the Trump administration, most work has been focused on replacement barriers, not adding ones in places where there were previously none, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. Kristina Peterson, WSJ, "Trump Is Lukewarm on Border-Funding Deal," 13 Feb. 2019 But none of that has deterred Shirley or the league’s parents, coaches, or players at all. Kate Morgan, Woman's Day, "A New Jersey Softball Team Is Lifting Its City's Spirits," 21 Mar. 2019 So there's no ultra-wide or telephoto lens on the Nokia 9, and in fact, none of the cameras are particularly revolutionary on their own. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Nokia 9 PureView hands-on: All of the cameras and none of the gimmicks," 24 Feb. 2019 And while there were a slew of offbeat lash looks, none were stranger than those of Junya Watanabe and Rokh, the former with cartoonish length and volume and the latter serving as the antithesis to bombshell lashes in sparse, criss-cross fashion. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "9 Beauty Trends That Blew Up on the Fall 2019 Runways," 8 Mar. 2019 Can someone just please make sure that none of Peter's exes get their hands on Lara Jean's scrunchies this time?! Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Lana Condor Said Lara Jean Is Getting a "Major New Love Interest" in the "To All the Boys" Sequel," 8 Jan. 2019 There’s that same desperation to force connections where none were necessary, to make the world smaller by creating new characters, then shoehorning them into the previously existing lore. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the franchise’s Attack of the Clones when it should be The Last Jedi," 27 Nov. 2018 Under the scheme, every candidate runs in the first Election Day race in November, and if none gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters head to a runoff. Emily Stewart, Vox, "The 2018 midterm races that still aren’t over," 14 Nov. 2018

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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

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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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