adverb Date: 13th century never

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ne'er — (n[=a]r or n[^a]r), adv. a contraction of {Never}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ne'er — is a literary (chiefly poetical) shortening of never, in regular use since the 13c but now rarely used except in the compound ne er do well meaning ‘a good for nothing’ …   Modern English usage

  • ne'er — [neə US ner] adv literary [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: never] never …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ne'er — [ ner ] adverb LITERARY never …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ne'er — c.1200, contraction of NEVER (Cf. never) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ne'er — ► CONTRACTION literary or dialect ▪ never …   English terms dictionary

  • ne'er — [ner] adv. Old Poet. never …   English World dictionary

  • ne'er — adv. poet. = NEVER. Phrases and idioms: ne er do well n. a good for nothing person. adj. good for nothing. Etymology: ME contr. of NEVER …   Useful english dictionary

  • ne'er — UK [neə(r)] / US [ner] adverb literary never …   English dictionary

  • ne'er — /nair/, adv. Literary. never. * * * …   Universalium

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