Meaning of “none” in the English Dictionary

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"none" in British English

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nonepronoun

uk /nʌn/ us /nʌn/

B1 not one (of a group of people or things), or not any:

None of my children has/have blonde hair.
"I'd like some more cheese." "I'm sorry there's none left".
"Do you have any idea how much this cost?" "None at all/None whatsoever."

More examples

  • We've got five accounts of what happened and none of them agree.
  • I thought she was famous, but none of my friends have ever heard of her.
  • The estate agent had pictures of the house from the outside but none of its interior.
  • They were trapped in the cave for a couple of days but they were none the worse for their experience.
  • We ran through the list, but none of the machines seemed any good.

(Definition of “none” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"none" in American English

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nonepronoun

us /nʌn/

not one, or not any:

None of my children has blue eyes.
“Is there any more orange juice?” “I’m sorry, there’s none left.”

(Definition of “none” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)