no one

or no-one



no person; not anyone; nobody: No one is home.

Origin of no one

First recorded in 1595–1605
Can be confusednobody no one none

Usage note

See each. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for no-one

Contemporary Examples of no-one

Historical Examples of no-one

  • No-one can remain a Home Ruler when he understands the subject.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • But I can only come on condition that no-one knows anything about it.

    Jewish Children

    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • On such an occasion as this no-one would have thought of referring to it as school.

    Tommy Tregennis

    Mary Elizabeth Phillips

  • No-one of them equals Istlf or Astarghach; these must be the Fol.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • Let no-one on either side make talk or allusion to the other.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

British Dictionary definitions for no-one


no one


no person; nobody


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