- nonessential amino acid,
Origin of nones1
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Origin of nones2
Origin of none2
Examples from the Web for nones
Growth of the nones is a hot topic among American evangelicals.
In contrast, religious “nones” are a rising political force, and are at home within the Democratic Party.
Meanwhile, religious “nones” and “others” are now a fifth of those who go to the polls.
Of the nones and complines we have happily got quit; and it might be well if we could get rid of the dinner-graces also.Doctor Thorne|Anthony Trollope
Eubulus was also reserved to the nones of March, and was then cast to the beasts.The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March|Sabine Baring-Gould
If an event happened on these divisions, it was said to occur on the Kalends, Nones, or Ides of the month.History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD|Robert F. Pennell
On these daies also, and on the ides and nones they would not marie.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine|Raphaell Holinshed
Csar embarks at Brundusium on the eve of the Nones of January, 706.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
noun (functioning as singular or plural)
Word Origin for nones
Word Origin for none
early 15c., in reference to the Roman calendar, "ninth day (by inclusive reckoning) before the ides of each month" (7th of March, May, July, October, 5th of other months), from Latin nonæ (accusative nonas), fem. plural of nonus "ninth." Ecclesiastical sense of "daily office said originally at the ninth hour of the day" is from 1709; originally fixed at ninth hour from sunrise, hence about 3 p.m. (now usually somewhat earlier), from Latin nona (hora) "ninth (hour)," from fem. plural of nonus "ninth," contracted from *novenos, from novem "nine" (see nine). Also used in a sense of "midday" (see noon).
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