Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In no respect or degree; to no extent; not a whit; not; no: as, none the better.
  • noun A Middle English form of noon.
  • 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.
  • Nothing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as nones, 2.
  • adjective No one; not one; not anything; -- frequently used also partitively, or as a plural, not any.
  • adjective No; not any; -- used adjectively before a vowel, in old style.
  • adjective not at all; not; nothing of; -- used emphatically.
  • adjective (Bot.) the Saxifraga umbrosa. See London pride (a), under London.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • pronoun Not any (one) of a given number or group of things. With singular or plural concord.
  • pronoun Not any person: no one, nobody (with singular concord); no people (with plural concord).
  • determiner Not any; no.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not any
  • noun a canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise
  • adverb not at all or in no way
  • noun a service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

Examples

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  • For if the options are irreducible causation or none, one should ask whether ˜none™ might be the better choice.

    The Metaphysics of Causation

  • III. i.7 (62,9) [I do lose a thing, That none but fools would keep] [W: would reck] The meaning seems plainly this, that _none but fools would_ wish _to keep life_; or, _none but fools would keep_ it, if choice were allowed.

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  • "But in none of these, in _none_, was there -- realization -- of themselves, say the Three; naught but hunger driving, always driving them to still its crying.

    The Moon Pool

  • I figured I could cash in on you round eyes by calling myself by a name none of you would ever forget—Charlie Chan.

    Sins of Two Fathers

  • I figured I could cash in on you round eyes by calling myself by a name none of you would ever forget—Charlie Chan.

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  • I figured I could cash in on you round eyes by calling myself by a name none of you would ever forget—Charlie Chan.

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  • I figured I could cash in on you round eyes by calling myself by a name none of you would ever forget—Charlie Chan.

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  • Now I realize that probably isn't the proper medical terminology, but I am working on the patent for the term none the less. lol ...

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  • onyx - a sternum of slippery glass some may enter her throat, unload and expect a morning of without a face or a name none will enter her heart

    smokestacked.

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  • nONE

    June 15, 2008