\ 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

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, 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, 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, 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, 2 Oct. 2019 There certainly has been none visible through most of 2019. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 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, 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, 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, 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, 18 May 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Maybe none of those options are ideal and/or realistic. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, 17 Jan. 2022 Two young boys, aged 1 and a 5, were in the backseat with an adult woman, though none of the three passengers were uninjured. Charmaine Patterson, PEOPLE.com, 17 Jan. 2022 Scream is known for its shocking moments — and maybe none have been more shocking than the decision to include Skeet Ulrich in full Luke Skywalker-in-The Mandalorian CGI. Patrick Gomez, EW.com, 15 Jan. 2022 The corrections department policy requires staff to report incidents involving excessive force, but the ombudsman’s report said that none of the officers involved did so. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Jan. 2022 There were six smoke alarms in the unit where the fire started, though none were operational, according to Thiel. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 11 Jan. 2022 But none is likely to be as devastating as what Yanagihara presents here. Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2022 Only a few podcasts in the top 50 were less than two years old, and none of those were in the top 25. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 10 Jan. 2022 It was initially believed that none of their injuries were life threatening, officials said. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, 9 Jan. 2022

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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 19 Jan. 2022.

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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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