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." (Milton) "None of their productions are extant." (Blair)
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." .
Origin: OE. None, non, nan, no, na, AS. Nan, fr. Ne not + an one. See No, &, One, and cf. Non-, Null.
(01 Mar 1998)
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