Meaning of “no one” in the English Dictionary

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"no one" in British English

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no onepronoun

uk /ˈnəʊ wʌn/ us /ˈnoʊ wʌn/ also nobody

A2 no person:

At first I thought there was no one in the room.
"Who was that on the phone?" "No one you would know."
I'd like to go to the concert but no one else (= no other person) wants to.
No one told me she was ill.

More examples

  • Do exactly what I tell you and no one will get hurt!
  • None of the committee's proposals will matter a jot if no one reads their report.
  • She gave the cat a kick when no one was looking.
  • Please see to it that no one comes in without identification.
  • No one made a sound.

(Definition of “no one” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"no one" in American English

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no onepronoun

us /ˈnoʊ ˌwʌn/

not any person:

I called twice, but no one answered.

(Definition of “no one” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)