- 1Not any: none of you want to work don’t use any more water, or there’ll be none left for meMore example sentences
- He had hoped to receive parking permits for residents but none were forthcoming.
- There were none, except perhaps the slight lift of an eyebrow as he noticed Cory's gaze.
- It's beginning to build an activist community in a city where previously there was none.
- 1.1No person; no one: none could match her looksMore example sentences
- If Donie was the man of the match then there were heroes as well and none more so than goalie Colm Munnelly.
- To my sorrow and sadness nobody recognized me and there was none to honour me as your lover at your gate.
- Not only did none of them show up, but none sent me as much as a postcard of good wishes.
adverb(none the) [with comparative] Back to top
none the less
- see nonetheless.
none other than
- Used to emphasize the surprising identity of a person or thing: her first customer was none other than Henry du PontMore example sentences
- The first victims of his surprise visit were none other than presspersons themselves.
- And it was none other than Rossellini who advised him to turn professional.
- This church is supposed to have been founded by none other than Charlemagne.
be none the wiser
- see wise1.
none the worse for
- see worse.
- see too.
want (or will have) none of
- (Especially with reference to behavior) refuse to accept (something): Danny offered to wait below, but Peter would have none of itMore example sentences
- Patterson is itching to make his comeback, but the media will have none of it, for now.
- All the members of the family plead with her to give the marriage a last chance but she will have none of it.
- I try to entice him with the biggest hedge maze in the world and a seal sanctuary but he will have none of it.
Old English nān, from ne 'not' + ān 'one', of Germanic origin; compare with German nein 'no!'.
It is sometimes held that none can take only a singular verb, never a plural verb: none of them is coming tonight , rather than none of them are coming tonight . There is little justification, historical or grammatical, for this view. None is descended from Old English nān, meaning ‘not one,’ and has been used for around a thousand years with both a singular and a plural verb, depending on the context and the emphasis needed.
mid 19th century: from French, from Latin nona, feminine singular of nonus 'ninth'. Compare with noon.