[ nohnz ]
/ noʊnz /

noun Ecclesiastical.

the fifth of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, originally fixed for the ninth hour of the day (or 3 p.m.).

Nearby words

  1. nonelected,
  2. nonelectrolyte,
  3. nonempty,
  4. nonentity,
  5. nonequivalence,
  6. nonessential,
  7. nonessential amino acid,
  8. nonesuch,
  9. nonet,
  10. nonetheless

Origin of nones

1375–1425; late Middle English; plural of none2


[ nohnz ]
/ noʊnz /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

(in the ancient Roman calendar) the ninth day before the ides, both days included: the seventh of March, May, July, and October, and the fifth of the other months.

Origin of nones

1375–1425; late Middle English; Anglicization of Latin nōnae, orig. feminine plural of nōnus ninth


[ nohn ]
/ noʊn /


Origin of none

1175–1225; Middle English; Old English nōn < Latin nōna (hōra) ninth (hour). See noon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nones

British Dictionary definitions for nones


/ (nəʊnz) /

noun (functioning as singular or plural)

(in the Roman calendar) the ninth day before the ides of each month: the seventh day of March, May, July, and October, and the fifth of each other monthSee also calends
mainly RC Church the fifth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office, originally fixed at the ninth hour of the day, about 3 pm

Word Origin for nones

Old English nōn, from Latin nōna hora ninth hour, from nōnus ninth


/ (nʌn) /


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

Old English nān, literally: not one


None is a singular pronoun and should be used with a singular form of a verb: none of the students has (not have) a car


/ (nəʊn) /


another word for nones
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for nones
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with nones


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

also see:

  • all (none) of the above
  • bar none
  • not have it (have none of)
  • second to none
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