none Definition

  • 1not any
  • 2not one
  • 3not any such thing or person

Using none: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "none" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    None of the students passed the exam.

  • Example

    There are none left in stock.

  • Example

    I have none of your books.

  • Example

    None of us knows what to do.

none Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for none

Antonyms for none

Phrases with none

  • none of someone's business

    something that is private and not the concern of others


    My personal life is none of your business.

  • used to emphasize the surprising identity of a person or thing


    The guest speaker was none other than the famous author herself.

  • not affected negatively by something


    Despite the accident, he was none the worse for wear.

Origins of none

from Old English 'nān', meaning 'not one' or 'not any'


Summary: none in Brief

'None' [nʌn] means 'not any' or 'not one,' indicating the absence of something or someone. It can be used as a pronoun or determiner, as in 'None of the students passed the exam.' 'None' extends into phrases like 'none of someone's business,' denoting privacy, and 'none other than,' emphasizing surprise.

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