1

none

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pronoun, singular or plural in construction \ ˈnən \

Definition of none

1 :not any
2 :not one :nobody
3 :not any such thing or person
4 :no part :nothing

Origin and Etymology of none

Middle English, from Old English nān, from ne not + ān one — more at no, one


2

none

adjective

Definition of none

archaic
:not any :no

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First Known Use of none

before 12th century


3

none

adverb

Definition of none

1 :by no means :not at all
  • none too soon to begin
2 :in no way :to no extent
  • none the worse for wear

Examples of none in a Sentence

  1. your help comes none too soon

  2. I'll switch his mug with mine, and he'll be none the wiser.

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First Known Use of none

1848


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none

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noun, often capitalized \ ˈnōn \

Definition of none

:the fifth of the canonical hours

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Origin and Etymology of none

Late Latin nona, from Latin, 9th hour of the day from sunrise — more at noon


NONE Defined for Kids

1

none

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pronoun \ ˈnən \

Definition of none for Students

:not any :not one
  • None of them went.
  • None of this is necessary.

2

none

adverb

Definition of none for Students

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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