\ 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



Definition of none (Entry 2 of 4)

: not any : no



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


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

Synonyms: Adverb

Antonyms: Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

Antonyms: Adverb

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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 That being said there were some sloppy mistakes from Pellegrini's side, none more sloppy than Lukasz Fabianski's poor clearance which led to a penalty that was handily dispatched by Sergio Aguero late on. SI.com, "West Ham Premier League Month in Review: August - Best Player, Worst Performance & Overall Rating," 8 Sep. 2019 Sierpina, a reigning bronze medalist in the cyclocross nationals, was none too happy when her mother signed her up for cross country in April. Nate Bryan, The Courier-Journal, "Collegiate girls bring home school's first state title at Class A cross country meet," 2 Nov. 2019 The Florida Panthers made a flurry of moves in the offseason, but arguably none more important that the hiring of three-time Stanley Cup-winning coach Joel Quenneville. Allen Kim, CNN, "Today is the start of the NHL season," 2 Oct. 2019 There certainly has been none visible through most of 2019. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, "Bullpen comes up big again as Red Sox win Angels series," 1 Sep. 2019 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But general manager Eric DeCosta took wide receiver Rashod Bateman and edge rusher Odafe Oweh with his Day 1 picks, and none of his six other selections was an offensive tackle. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens reportedly agree to two-year, $14 million deal with OT Alejandro Villanueva," 4 May 2021 The fact that none of it is true does not detract from the power of his appeal. Stephen Collinson, CNN, "The GOP's devotion to Trump threatens to destroy American democracy," 4 May 2021 And unfortunately, none of us are smart enough to know exactly how his body will respond to whatever’s next. Andrew Seligman, ajc, "White Sox's Robert could miss rest of year with hip injury," 4 May 2021 Instead, the company acted like none of this was its problem. Los Angeles Times, "Column: A telemarketer. An Alzheimer’s patient. A health insurance nightmare," 4 May 2021 The moves of Arrieta and Winkler were retroactive to May 3. Manager David Ross said none of the injuries are a big concern. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Jake Arrieta (right thumb abrasion) and Nico Hoerner (left forearm strain) among 3 Chicago Cubs players placed on injured list," 4 May 2021 Few can afford the luxury of an ambulance, either because none are available or because private companies have raised prices amid endless demand. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, "Inside India’s COVID-19 Surge," 4 May 2021 But none of these projects are remotely near complete, and any one of them could be derailed along the way. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "Amtrak's Boss Has a Plan to Make You Love Trains Again. Will it Work?," 3 May 2021 So none of them were able to limit their interactions with others since the pandemic began more than a year ago. Tess Vrbin, Arkansas Online, "Efforts aim to expand options for vaccination," 2 May 2021

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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


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above


1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1


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


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/none. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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.



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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