American English

Definition of none pronoun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    none (of somebody/something)
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  1. 1  not one of a group of people or things; not any None of these pens work. We have three sons but none of them live nearby. We saw several houses but none we really liked. Tickets for Friday? Sorry we've got none left. He told me all the news but none of it was very exciting. “Is there any more milk?” “No,none at all.”
  2. 2(formal) Everybody liked him but none (= no one) more than I.
  3. Grammarnone ofWhen you use none of with an uncountable noun, the verb is singular:None of the work was done.When you use none of with a plural noun, the verb is plural:None of the trains are going to Boston.When you use none of with a noun referring to a group of people or things, the verb is usually singular:None of her family has been to college.Idioms
    have/want none of something
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    to refuse to accept something I offered to pay but he was having none of it.
    none but (literary)
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    only None but he knew the truth.
    none the less
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    = nonetheless
    none other than
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    used to emphasize who or what someone or something is, when this is surprising Her first customer was none other than Mrs. Obama.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: none