no one

or no-one

[ noh-wuhn ]
See synonyms for no one on
  1. no person; not anyone; nobody: No one is home.

Origin of no one

First recorded in 1595–1605

usage note For no one

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Words that may be confused with no one Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use no one in a sentence

  • The innocent Sunday fun is not "the kind of thing no-one would think of doing."

    Paris Vistas | Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • No born gentleman, no-one with the most rudimentary promptings of a gentleman would stoop to such particularly loathsome conduct.

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • And it had rotted all his poor flesh, and no-one durst go near him to remedy it.

  • Loki said that there was not much hope of that, because no-one could get into Freyja's bower against her will.

  • Frequent pardons mean that crime will soon need them no longer, and no-one can help seeing whither that leads.

    The Social Contract & Discourses | Jean-Jacques Rousseau

British Dictionary definitions for no-one


  1. no person; nobody


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