• IPA: /nʌn/, /nɒn/
  1. Not any of a given number or group.
    None of those is a good example. None are even acceptable.
    None of this meat tastes right.
    1. No one, nobody.
      None of those people is my father.
    2. No person.
      None of those people are my parents.
      • 2006, Clive James, North Face of Soho, page 253:
        Alas, none of these people were writing the reviews.
Antonyms Translations Translations Determiner
  1. (archaic, outside, Scotland, West Country) Not any; no.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XXV:
      the foles toke their lampes, but toke none oyle with them.
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, page 138:
      None lasses were in the dunces' row. If one had been there people would have looked at her and felt sorry but not boys.

none (not comparable)

  1. To no extent, in no way. [from 11th c.]
    I felt none the worse for my recent illness.
  2. Not at all, not very. [from 13th c.]
    He was none too pleased with the delays in the program that was supposed to be his legacy.
  3. (obsolete) No, not. [14th-16th c.]
    • circa 1390 Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Shipman's Tale", The Canterbury Tales:
      And up into his contour-hous gooth he / To rekene with hymself, wel may be, / Of thilke yeer how that it with hym stood, / And how that he despended hadde his good, / And if that he encresses were or noon.
Translations Translations Noun

none (plural nones)

  1. A person without religious affiliation.
  • (British) IPA: /nəʊn/
  • (America) IPA: /noʊn/

none (plural nones)

  1. Alternative form of nones#English|nones: the ninth hour after dawn; (Christian) the religious service appointed to this hour.
  2. (obsolete) Synonym of midafternoon#English|midafternoon: the time around or following noon or nones.
    • 1706, D. Cotes translating L.E. Dupin as A New Ecclesiastical History of the 16th Century. Vol. II, Chapter v, 43:
      The last, which began at the middle of the Afternoon, i.e. at half the Time between Noon and Sun-setting, was called None, because it began at the Ninth Hour.

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