\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

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 But there's been considerable disagreement over what programs should qualify, none more controversial than the Brown administration's decision to spend part of the cash on a subsidy for the governor's favorite project, high-speed rail. John Myers, latimes.com, "California's voter guide offers a reality check on Prop. 70: Most Democrats are against it," 11 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

While none of these organizations have CEOs who have practiced medicine, they are all regarded for their strong clinical leadership. Alexi Nazem, STAT, "Health care needs more physician CEOs like Atul Gawande," 13 July 2018 But none of her fellow commissioners had an appetite for setting a higher tentative tax rate. Jerry Fallstrom, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake says not enough money to fund sheriff's $9.8 million budget increase request," 13 July 2018 Of course, longtime fans of the show will know that little pet is none other than Salem, who had a speaking role in the OG show. Brianna Wiest, Teen Vogue, "Kiernan Shipka Shares the First Poster for "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"," 11 July 2018 Nothing feels quite real any more, none of the foundations have any solidity. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "Gareth Southgate Makes Own Luck in Guiding England to World Cup Semifinals," 10 July 2018 For sheer stadium-rocking music, there is none better than Centerfield, which was first released in March 1985. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "The 10 best songs about baseball," 6 July 2018 His daughter’s godfather is none other than Atlético and Uruguay captain, Diego Godin. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "France Puts It All Together to Advance to World Cup Semifinals," 6 July 2018 As all avid shoppers know, one of the greatest places to do some online purchasing is none other than Amazon. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "How to Shop Amazon Prime Day's Best Deals for 2018," 3 July 2018 The law firm handling this case is none other than Perkins Coie; the same law firm that represented Hillary Clinton’s campaign and paid for the fake Russia dossier. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Powerful House Republican Implicated in College Sex Abuse Scandal," 3 July 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
\ˈnən \

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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