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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
none too (=not at all pleased)
▪ She was none too pleased when I told her.
bar none
▪ They serve the best breakfast in town, bar none.
▪ Rosie Perez is the sexiest actress in the world bar none.
be none the wiser/not be any the wiser
be none the worse for sth
be second to none
▪ His musical technique is second to none.
▪ For those celebrating it's history, the Great Tower is second to none.
▪ He is a pianist of extraordinary capability, with a virtuoso technique that is second to none.
▪ Its array of futuristic industries is second to none.
▪ Mark Elder conducts a performance that is second to none in brilliance and precision.
▪ Mr Caton's record as a schoolmaster is second to none.
▪ Mr. Amos Does my right hon. Friend accept that the quality of cultural life in the north-east is second to none?
▪ Oh yes, he had performed well in the Sigerson Cup competition and his Higher Education track record is second to none.
▪ The quality of Britain's overseas aid programme is second to none.
half a loaf (is better than none)
none of your beeswax
none other than sb
▪ Another of McGrath's novels, Asylum, is being adapted for the screen by none other than Stephen King.
▪ Faithless is the result of a close collaboration between Ullmann and her scriptwriter, who is none other than Ingmar Bergman.
▪ It includes an early set of variations by none other than Ludwig van Beethoven, the program's one big name.
▪ Its components are none other than the economic, political, military, royal, and bureaucratic branches of the social order.
▪ Out of this union Persephone bears none other than Dionysos.
▪ Sources say Gumbel was summoned there by none other than the potentate of Microsoft himself, Bill Gates.
▪ That haunted offspring turns out to be none other than large Lawrence, in this raucous spoof of trash television.
▪ Why, look, gentlemen, it is none other than our young Pascal.
not a moment too soon/none too soon
not sb's concern/none of sb's concern
not very savoury/none too savoury
▪ If the result is none too pleasant, it's time to do something about it.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

None \None\ (n[u^]n), a. & pron. [OE. none, non, nan, no, na, AS. n[=a]n, fr. ne not + [=a]n one. [root]193. See No, a. & adv., One, and cf. Non-, Null, a.]

  1. No one; not one; not anything; -- frequently used also partitively, or as a plural, not any.

    There is none that doeth good; no, not one.
    --Ps. xiv. 3.

    Six days ye shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none.
    --Ex. xvi. 26.

    Terms of peace yet none Vouchsafed or sought.

    None of their productions are extant.

  2. No; not any; -- used adjectively before a vowel, in old style; as, thou shalt have none assurance of thy life.

    None of, not at all; not; nothing of; -- used emphatically. ``They knew that I was none of the register that entered their admissions in the universities.''

    None-so-pretty (Bot.), the Saxifraga umbrosa. See London pride (a), under London.


None \None\, n. [F.] Same as Nones, 2.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English nan (pron.) "not one, not any," from ne "not" (see no) + an "one" (see one). Cognate with Old Saxon, Middle Low German nen, Old Norse neinn, Middle Dutch, Dutch neen, Old High German, German nein "no," and analogous to Latin non- (see non-). As an adverb from c.1200. As an adjective, since c.1600 reduced to no except in a few archaic phrases, especially before vowels, such as none other, none the worse.


adv. 1 (senseid en in no way) To no extent, in no way. (from 11th c.) 2 Not at all. (from 13th c.) 3 (context obsolete English) no, not. (14th-16th c.) det. (context archaic outside Scotland English) Not any; no. n. A person without religious affiliation. pron. Not any (one) (term: of) a given number or group of things. With singular or plural concord.


adv. not at all or in no way; "seemed none too pleased with his dinner"; "shirt looked none the worse for having been slept in"; "none too prosperous"; "the passage is none too clear"


adj. not any; "thou shalt have none other gods before me"

  1. n. a canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise

  2. a service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier

None (liturgy)

None , or the Ninth Hour, is a fixed time of prayer of the Divine Office of almost all the traditional Christian liturgies. It consists mainly of psalms and is said around 3 p.m. Its name comes from Latin and refers to the ninth hour of the day after dawn.

This hour is now described more generally as the "midafternoon prayer" and may be said whenever convenient during the day, or omitted entirely. However, bishops and priests are still expected to recite the full sequence of hours, as closely as possible to the traditional time of day.

None (Meshuggah EP)

None is an EP by Swedish metal band Meshuggah. It was released on November 8, 1994, by Nuclear Blast. The band started embracing a more complex approach that would lay the grounds for their later style. The EP is out of print, but the first four tracks are also available on the Contradictions Collapse reissue while the fifth track is on the Destroy Erase Improve reissue. This is the band's first release to feature rhythm guitarist Mårten Hagström.


None may refer to:

  • Zero, the mathematical concept of the quantity "none"
  • The empty set, the mathematical concept of the collection of things represented by "none"
  • none, an indefinite pronoun in the English language
  • None (liturgy), a liturgical hour
  • None, Piedmont, a commune in the province of Turin, Piedmont, Italy
  • Irreligion, a lack of religious affiliation
None (Cloak of Altering EP)

None is an EP by Cloak of Altering, independently released on November 18, 2013.

Usage examples of "none".

But beyond Beneventum they had mostly to avail themselves of inns, none of which, Julia now realized, could have accommodated them in their old state.

None of her predecessors on Rossak had ever been able to accomplish anything approaching this.

Now, since the Lord wills that a man be reformed and regenerated in order that eternal life or the life of heaven may be his, and none can be reformed or regenerated unless good is appropriated to his will and truth to his understanding as if they were his, and only that can be appropriated which is done in freedom of the will and in accord with the reason of the understanding, no one is reformed in states of no freedom or rationality.

It was effaced as easily as it had been evoked by an allocution from Mr Candidate Mulligan in that vein of pleasantry which none better than he knew how to affect, postulating as the supremest object of desire a nice clean old man.

The allopathist strolled along, from time to time using this stick to point out a particularly fine example of stonework, and idly spinning the stick in an apparently nonchalant but very practiced way, and none of the Rodeni approached him.

He was not even watching for a second ambuscade, and fortunately for him, there was none.

There is a modest contingent of ethnologists and anthropologists, doing nothing very much, as near as I can gather, except annoying people by asking peculiar questions about all sorts of things that are none of their business.

I am sensitive to such things, and sleeping in my workroom, and having to tidy it up and stow away my bedclothes, and then settle down to a long day with my aporetics, gave me a sense of having lost caste, of having come down in the world, which was quite unreasonable but none the less real.

No question was raised as to the power of the State to appoint, in any mode its legislature saw fit to adopt, and none that a single method, applicable without exception, must be pursued in the absence of an amendment to the Constitution.

She heard them in the darkness, crying for their lost parents or siblings, crying because they wanted to go back to their arcology where none of this horrid confusion and upset happened.

All three were imbued with this notion, that our appeal to arms not having yet been placarded, the different incidents of the Boulevarde du Temple and of the Cafe Bonvalet having brought about no results, none of our decrees, owing to the repressive measures of Bonaparte, having yet succeeded in appearing, while the events at the Mairie of the Tenth Arrondissement began to be spread abroad through Paris, it seemed as though the Right had commenced active resistance before the Left.

De Flotte in one district, Victor Hugo in another, Schoelcher in a third, are actively urging on the combat, and expose their lives a score of times, but none feel themselves supported by any organized body: and moreover the attempt of the Royalists in the Tenth Arrondissement has roused apprehension.

If it had been left to the warriors none would have escaped the ambush, but the libraries had decreed that some should live so that they might inform others of their kind that this Associative, at least, ought to be left alone at night as well as during the day.

The towering talkers had less mobility than any other member of the Associative, which was why none had come along in the first place.

Everything on the menu, every appetizer, hot and cold, every salad, every fish and bird and piece of meat, was terrifically alluring, but none more than the others.