Definition for NONE

NONE, a. [Sax. nan; ne, not, and ane, one. The Latins use nemo, neminis, that is, ne and man.]

  1. Not one; used of persons or things. There is none that doeth good; no, not one. Ps. xiv.
  2. Not any; not a part; not the least portion. Six days shall ye gather it, but on the Seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none. Exod. xvi.
  3. It was formerly used before nouns; as, “thou shalt have none assurance of thy life.” This use is obsolete; we now use no; thou shalt have no assurance. “This is none other but the house of God;” we now say, no other.
  4. It is used as a substitute, the noun being omitted. “He walketh through dry places, seeking rest and finding none;” that is, no rest. Matth. xii.
  5. In the following phrase, it is used for nothing, or no concern. “Israel would none of me,” that is, Israel would not listen to me at all; they would have no concern with me; they utterly rejected my counsels.
  6. As a substitute, none has a plural signification. Terms of peace were none vouchsafed. Milton.

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