EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnɛv.ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈnɛ.vɚ/, [ˈnɛvɚ̹]
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  • Rhymes: -ɛvə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: nev‧er

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English nevere, navere, nævere, from Old English nǣfre (never), equivalent to ne +‎ ever.

AdverbEdit

never (not comparable)

  1. At no time; on no occasion; in no circumstance.
    I finally finished, and I never want to do that again.
    I repeated the test a hundred times, and never saw a positive result.
    I will never tell.
  2. Not at any other time; not on any other occasion; not previously.
  3. (colloquial) Negative particle (used to negate verbs in the simple past tense; also used absolutely).
    The police say I stole the car, but I never did it.
    You said you were going to mow the lawn today. – I never!
    I never saw him today.

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Terms derived from never

TranslationsEdit

InterjectionEdit

never

  1. A statement of defiance

Derived termsEdit

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LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

never

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of nevērt
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of nevērt
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of nevērt
  4. 2rd singular imperative form of nevērt
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of nevērt
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of nevērt

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse næfr.

NounEdit

never f or m (definite singular neveren or nevra, indefinite plural nevrer or nevre, definite plural nevrene)

  1. birchbark

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

never m

  1. indefinite plural of neve

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse næfr.

NounEdit

never f (definite singular nevra, indefinite plural nevrar or nevrer, definite plural nevrane or nevrene)

  1. birchbark

ReferencesEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) naiver
  • (Sursilvan, Surmiran) neiver

EtymologyEdit

From neiv or from Vulgar Latin *nivicō, *nivicāre < *nivō, nivāre, from Latin nix, nivis, from Proto-Indo-European *nígʷʰs, *snígʷʰs (snow).

VerbEdit

never

  1. (Sutsilvan) to snow

Related termsEdit