none


none

pronoun

  1. no one; not one: None of the members is going.
  2. not any, as of something indicated: None of the pie is left. That is none of your business.
  3. no part; nothing: I’ll have none of your backtalk!
  4. (used with a plural verb) no or not any persons or things: I left three pies on the table and now there are none. None were left when I came.

adverb

  1. to no extent; in no way; not at all: The supply is none too great.

adjective

  1. Archaic. not any; no (usually used only before a vowel or h): Thou shalt have none other gods but me.

noun

  1. nones1.

pronoun

  1. not any of a particular classnone of my letters has arrived
  2. no-one; nobodythere was none to tell the tale
  3. no part (of a whole); not any (of)none of it looks edible
  4. none other no other personnone other than the Queen herself
  5. none the (foll by a comparative adjective) in no degreeshe was none the worse for her ordeal
  6. none too not veryhe was none too pleased with his car

noun

  1. another word for nones

n.Old English nan (pron.) “not one, not any,” from ne “not” (see no) + an “one” (see one). Cognate with Old Saxon, Middle Low German nen, Old Norse neinn, Middle Dutch, Dutch neen, Old High German, German nein “no,” and analogous to Latin non- (see non-). As an adverb from c.1200. As an adjective, since c.1600 reduced to no except in a few archaic phrases, especially before vowels, such as none other, none the worse. In addition to the idioms beginning with none

  • none of one’s business
  • none of the above
  • none other than
  • none the wiser
  • none the worse for
  • none too
  • also see:

  • all (none) of the above
  • bar none
  • not have it (have none of)
  • second to none
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