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Definition of nones

1 : the ninth day before the ides according to ancient Roman reckoning
2 often capitalized : none entry 4

Examples of nones in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But even still, Democratic embrace of nones has been weak. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "Religious 'nones' left in obscurity as Trump and Biden focus on faith voters," 15 Sep. 2020 Democrats already are making some overtures to nones. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "Religious 'nones' left in obscurity as Trump and Biden focus on faith voters," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of nones

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nones

Middle English nonys, from Anglo-French nones, from Latin nonae, from feminine plural of nonus ninth

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“Nones.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nones. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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