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English definition of “none”

none

quantifier     /nʌn/
B1 not any: None of them smoke. In 1992, the company had 2,700 part-time workers. Today it has none. There were only three births here in March and none at all in April. Of the Democratic candidates, none has an obvious lead. He asked if there was any hope. I told him frankly that there was none.Something, anything, nothing, and everything
none too clean/clever/pleased, etc not at all clean/clever/pleased, etc: His handkerchief was none too clean.Yes, no and not
none the happier/poorer/wiser, etc not any happier/poorer/wiser, etc than before: She must have explained the theory three times, but I'm still none the wiser.Yes, no and not
(Definition of none quantifier from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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