from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. No one; not one; nobody: None dared to do it.
- pro. Not any: None of my classmates survived the war.
- pro. No part; not any: none of your business.
- adv. Not at all: He is none too ill.
- adv. In no way: The jeans looked none the better for having been washed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. Not any (one) of a given number or group of things. With singular or plural concord.
- pro. Not any person: no one, nobody (with singular concord); no people (with plural concord).
- Not any; no.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. No one; not one; not anything; -- frequently used also partitively, or as a plural, not any.
- adj. No; not any; -- used adjectively before a vowel, in old style.
- n. Same as nones, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not one; not any; not an; not a; no.
- Not one; no one; often as a plural, no persons or no things.
- Not any; not a part; not the least portion.
- In no respect or degree; to no extent; not a whit; not; no: as, none the better.
- n. A Middle English form of noon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not any
- n. a canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise
- adv. not at all or in no way
- n. a service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier
Middle English, from Old English nān : ne, no, not; + ān, one.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English none, noon, non ("not one"), from Old English nān ("not one, not any, none"), from ne ("not") + ān ("one"). Cognate with Scots nane ("none"), West Frisian neen & gjin ("no, none"), Dutch neen & geen ("no, none"), Low German nēn, neen ("none, no one"), German nein & kein ("no, none"), Latin nōn ("not"). (Wiktionary)