views updated Jun 27 2018

none1 / nən/ • pron. not any: none of you want to work | don't use any more water, or there'll be none left for me. ∎  no person; no one: none could match her looks.• adv. (none the) by no amount; not at all: it is made none the easier by the differences in approach.PHRASES: 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 none the wiser see wise1 .none the worse for see worse.none too see too.want (or will have) none of (esp. with reference to behavior) refuse to accept (something): Danny offered to wait below, but Peter would have none of it.none2 (also nones) • n. a service forming part of the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church, traditionally said (or chanted) at the ninth hour of the day (3 p.m.).


views updated May 29 2018

none1 no one, nobody; not any. OE. nān = OS. nēn, (M)Du. neen, (O)HG. nein no (adv.), ON neinn; comp. of ne (see NO3) and ONE; cf. L. nōn not :- *nē oinom ‘not one (thing)’. As adv. XII; now chiefly in none the …, none too


views updated Jun 08 2018

None. The 6th of the Canonical Hours of the RC Church. Properly it takes place at 3 p.m. (i.e. the ‘9th hour’).