N n


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [nuhn]
    • /nʌn/
    • /nʌn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [nuhn]
    • /nʌn/

Definitions of none word

  • adverb none to no extent; in no way; not at all: The supply is none too great. 1
  • adjective none Archaic. not any; no (usually used only before a vowel or h): Thou shalt have none other gods but me. 1
  • abbreviation NONE nones1 . 1
  • noun none Not any. 1
  • pronoun none not any, not one 1
  • abbreviation NONE nobody 1

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Origin of none

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English non, Old English nān, equivalent to ne not + ān one

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for None


none popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

none usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for none

pronoun none

  • no one — No one means not a single person, or not a single member of a particular group or set.
  • nobody — a person of no importance, influence, or power.
  • nothing — no thing; not anything; naught: to say nothing.
  • nil — nothing; naught; zero.
  • zero — the figure or symbol 0, which in the Arabic notation for numbers stands for the absence of quantity; cipher.

noun none

  • nix — nothing.

adjective none

Antonyms for none

pronoun none

  • some — being an undetermined or unspecified one: Some person may object.

noun none

  • piece of the action — the process or state of acting or of being active: The machine is not in action now.
  • rake-off — a share or amount taken or received illicitly, as in connection with a public enterprise.
  • all — You use all to indicate that you are referring to the whole of a particular group or thing or to everyone or everything of a particular kind.
  • whole nine yards — a common unit of linear measure in English-speaking countries, equal to 3 feet or 36 inches, and equivalent to 0.9144 meter.
  • parcel — an object, article, container, or quantity of something wrapped or packed up; small package; bundle.

adjective none

  • every — (preceding a singular noun) used to refer to all the individual members of a set without exception.
  • a few — small number of
  • one and only — incomparable; unique
  • piece by piece — gradually
  • bar none — You use bar none to add emphasis to a statement that someone or something is the best of their kind.

Top questions with none

  • believe none of what you hear?
  • smelling smoke where there is none?
  • hearing music when there is none?
  • what you think of me is none of my business?
  • what does bar none mean?
  • what does second to none mean?
  • who is the murderer in and then there were none?
  • what is the all or none principle?
  • how do you spell none?
  • smelling coffee when there is none?
  • the wicked flee when none pursueth?
  • what is none?
  • what is the all or none law?
  • who is the killer in and then there were none?
  • smelling smoke when there is none?

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