- no one; not one: None of the members is going.
- not any, as of something indicated: None of the pie is left. That is none of your business.
- no part; nothing: I'll have none of your backtalk!
- (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.
- to no extent; in no way; not at all: The supply is none too great.
- Archaic. not any; no (usually used only before a vowel or h): Thou shalt have none other gods but me.
Origin of none1
Origin of none2
Examples from the Web for none
Contemporary Examples of none
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Historical Examples of none
None but Greeks were allowed to enter the temples of this goddess.
That being impossible, none other was graceful; hence none other was to be considered.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Of all countries in the world, there is none I so much wish to visit as Persia.
Tis none other that the Dean sets forth, ay, and the book that I have here.
Giles has promised me none,” said Dennet, with a pouting lip, “nor Ambrose.
- not any of a particular classnone of my letters has arrived
- no-one; nobodythere was none to tell the tale
- no part (of a whole); not any (of)none of it looks edible
- none other no other personnone other than the Queen herself
- none the (foll by a comparative adjective) in no degreeshe was none the worse for her ordeal
- none too not veryhe was none too pleased with his car
Word Origin for none
- another word for nones
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
- all (none) of the above
- bar none
- not have it (have none of)
- second to none