\ 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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And none more so than the late Vassar College Art History professor Andrew Tallon, who tirelessly 3D laser scanned the entire Notre Dame cathedral and other Gothic treasures throughout France. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Rebuilding History: How 21st-Century Tech Can Save Medieval Notre Dame," 16 Apr. 2019 While all of them were enamored with the Fold, none of the journalists who tried the Fold were willing to buy one, even with a pair of Galaxy Buds and a kevlar case in the box. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "First looks at the Samsung Galaxy Fold are equal parts awe, surprise, and crease concerns," 15 Apr. 2019 According to Hasha, any type of communication is better than none at all. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "What to Do If Your Best Friend Starts Dating Your Crush," 24 Apr. 2019 However, none get quite the same reaction as my kale necklace. Alyssa Haak, Marie Claire, "The Item I Wear to Death: My Vintage Kale Necklace," 17 Apr. 2019 The lure of tobacco stocks is an income fix, but none of the big risks have really gone away. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Investors Suffer a Smoking Relapse," 16 Apr. 2019 There were androgynous pop stars (David Bowie, Prince, even Cher), but none who bent gender nearly as far. Abby Aguirre, Vogue, "How the World Fell Head Over Heels for RuPaul," 15 Apr. 2019 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

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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
\ ˈnən How to pronounce none (audio) \

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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