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Webster 1913 Edition


None

None

(nŭn)
,
Adj.
& p
ron.
[OE.
none
,
non
,
nan
,
no
,
na
, AS.
nān
, fr.
ne
not +
ān
one. √193. See
No
,
Adj.
&
adv.
,
One
, and cf.
Non-
,
Null
,
Adj.
]
1.
No one; not one; not anything; – frequently used also partitively, or as a plural, not any.
There is
none
that doeth good; no, not one.
Ps. xiv. 3.
Six days ye shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be
none
.
Ex. xvi. 26.
Terms of peace yet
none

Vouchsafed or sought.
Milton.
None
of their productions are extant.
Blair.
2.
No; not any; – used adjectively before a vowel, in old style;
as, thou shalt have
none
assurance of thy life
.
None of
,
not at all; not; nothing of; – used emphatically.
“They knew that I was none of the register that entered their admissions in the universities.”
Fuller.
None-so-pretty
(Bot.)
,
the
Saxifraga umbrosa
. See
London pride
(a)
, under
London
.

None

,
Noun.
[F.]
Same as
Nones
, 2.

Webster 1828 Edition


None

NONE

,
Adj.
1.
Not one; used of persons or things.
There is none that doeth good; no, not one. Psalm 14.
2.
Not any; not a part; not the least portion.
Six days shall ye gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none. Exodus 16.
3.
It was formerly used before nouns; as, thou shalt have none assurance of thy life. This use is obsolete; we now use no; thou shalt have no assurance. This is none other but the house of God; we now say, no other.
4.
It is used as a substitute, the noun being omitted. He walketh through dry places, seeking rest and finding none; that is, no rest. Matthew 7.
5.
In the following phrase, it is used for nothing, or no concern. Israel would none of me, that is, Israel would not listen to me at all; they would have no concern with me; they utterly rejected my counsels.
6.
As a substitute, none has a plural signification.
Terms of peace were none vouchsafed.

Definition 2021


None

None

See also: none

German

Noun

None f (genitive None, plural Nonen)

  1. (music) An interval of 13 (kleine None) or 14 (große None) half-tones.

none

none

See also: None

English

Alternative forms

  • non [11th-17th c.]

Pronoun

none

In this picture, none of the blue shapes are inside the yellow boundary.
  1. Not any (one) of a given number or group of things. With singular or plural concord.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
      In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, [], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned. But he had then none of the oddities and mannerisms which I hold to be inseparable from genius, and which struck my attention in after days when I came in contact with the Celebrity.
    • 2006, Clive James, North Face of Soho, Picador 2007, page 253:
      Alas, none of these people were writing the reviews.
  2. Not any person: no one, nobody (with singular concord); no people (with plural concord).

Usage notes

Although uncountable nouns require none to be conjugated with a singular verb, e.g., None of this meat tastes right, the pronoun can be either singular or plural in most other cases, e.g., Fifty people applied for the position, but none were accepted., and None was qualified.

However, where the given or implied context is clearly singular or plural, then a matching verb makes better sense:

None of these men is my father.
None of those options is the best one.
None of these people are my parents.

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Derived terms

Translations

Determiner

none

  1. (archaic outside Scotland) Not any; no.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XXV:
      the foles toke their lampes, but toke none oyle with them.
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, page 138:
      None lasses were in the dunces' row. If one had been there people would have looked at her and felt sorry but not boys.

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Adverb

none (not comparable)

  1. To no extent, in no way. [from 11th c.]
    I felt none the worse for my recent illness.
    He was none too pleased with the delays in the program that was supposed to be his legacy.
  2. Not at all. [from 13th c.]
    Now don't you worry none.
  3. (obsolete) No, not. [14th-16th c.]
    • c. 1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Shipman's Tale", Canterbury Tales:
      And up into his contour-hous gooth he / To rekene with hymself, wel may be, / Of thilke yeer how that it with hym stood, / And how that he despended hadde his good, / And if that he encresses were or noon.

Noun

none (plural nones)

  1. A person without religious affiliation.
    • 2003, Jacob A. Belzen, Antoon Geels, Mysticism: A Variety of Psychological Perspectives, page 50:
      Both the religiously dis-identified ("nones") and the religiously committed report mystical experiences.
    • 2010, Robert D. Putnam, David E Campbell, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, page 591:
      Stable nones, that is, people who report in both years that they have no religious affiliation, are, in fact, much less religious
    • 2013, Michael Corbett, Politics and Religion in the United States:
      we have grouped people into nones (no religion), Jews, Catholics, mainline Protestants, and evangelical protestants.

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: suppose · else · entered · #505: none · river · change · happy

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Dutch

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

none m (plural nonen, diminutive noontje n)

  1. (music) An interval of 13 (kleine none) of 14 (grote none) halftones.

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Friulian

Etymology

Feminine of nono. Compare Italian nonna, Venetian nona.

Noun

none f (plural nonis)

  1. grandmother

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Interlingua

Adjective

none

  1. ninth

Italian

Adjective

none f pl

  1. feminine plural of nono

Noun

none f pl

  1. plural of nona

Anagrams


Latin

Numeral

nōne

  1. vocative masculine singular of nōnus

Middle English

Noun

none (plural nones)

  1. Alternative form of nonne

Norwegian

Etymology

From Latin nonus.

Noun

none m

  1. (music) An interval of 13 (liten none) or 14 (stor none) halftones.

Inflection


Old French

Noun

none f

  1. nominative singular of nonain

Tarantino

Adjective

none

  1. ninth

Adverb

none

  1. no

See also


Venetian

Noun

none

  1. plural of nona