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Etymology 1Edit

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), Saterland Frisian naan, neen (no, not any, 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).

Alternative formsEdit

  • non [11th-17th c.]

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

none

 
In this picture, none of the blue shapes are inside the yellow boundary.
  1. Not any of a given number or group, particularly:
    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.
Usage notesEdit

None used to replace uncountable nouns should always be singular. None used in place of countable nouns may be either singular or plural, unless the rest of the circumstances or phrasing require it to be one or the other.

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DeterminerEdit

none

  1. (archaic outside Scotland) 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.

AdverbEdit

none (not comparable)

  1. To no extent, in no way. [from 11th c.]
    I felt none the worse for my recent illness.
    He was none too pleased with the delays in the program that was supposed to be his legacy.
  2. Not at all. [from 13th c.]
    Now don't you worry none.
  3. (obsolete) No, not. [14th-16th c.]
    • c. 1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Shipman's Tale", 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.

NounEdit

none (plural nones)

  1. A person without religious affiliation.
    • 2003, Jacob A. Belzen, Antoon Geels, Mysticism: A Variety of Psychological Perspectives, page 50:
      Both the religiously dis-identified ("nones") and the religiously committed report mystical experiences.
    • 2010, Robert D. Putnam, David E Campbell, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, page 591:
      Stable nones, that is, people who report in both years that they have no religious affiliation, are, in fact, much less religious
    • 2013, Michael Corbett, Politics and Religion in the United States:
      we have grouped people into nones (no religion), Jews, Catholics, mainline Protestants, and evangelical protestants.

Etymology 2Edit

From French none, from Latin nōna (ninth; ninth hour).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

none (plural nones)

  1. Alternative form of nones: the ninth hour after dawn; (Christian) the religious service appointed to this hour.
  2. (obsolete) Synonym of midafternoon: the time around or following noon or nones.
    • 1656, T. Blount, Glossographia:
      None of the day, is the third quarter of the day beginning at Noon and lasting till the Sun be gone half way towards setting.
    • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "none, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

none m (plural nonen, diminutive noontje n)

  1. (music) An interval of 13 (kleine none) of 14 (grote none) halftones.

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Feminine of nono. Compare Italian nonna, Venetian nona.

NounEdit

none f (plural nonis)

  1. grandmother

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InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

none

  1. ninth

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

none f pl

  1. feminine plural of nono

NounEdit

none f pl

  1. plural of nona

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LatinEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

none (plural nones)

  1. Alternative form of nonne

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nonus.

NounEdit

none m

  1. (music) An interval of 13 (liten none) or 14 (stor none) halftones.

InflectionEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Latin nōna.

NounEdit

none f (oblique plural nones, nominative singular none, nominative plural nones)

  1. (originally) noon; the ninth hour of the day, equivalent to about 3pm by modern standards
  2. noon; midday (12pm)

Etymology 2Edit

Latin nonna.

NounEdit

none f

  1. nominative singular of nonain

TarantinoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

none

  1. ninth

AdverbEdit

none

  1. no

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VenetianEdit

NounEdit

none

  1. plural of nona