I. pronoun, singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nān, from ne not + ān one — more at no, one Date: before 12th century 1. not any 2. not one ; nobody 3. not any such thing or person 4. no part ; nothing II. adjective Date: before 12th century archaic not any ; no III. adverb Date: 1651 1. by no means ; not at all <
none too soon to begin
2. in no way ; to no extent <
none the worse for wear
IV. noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Late Latin nona, from Latin, 9th hour of the day from sunrise — more at noon Date: 1845 the fifth of the canonical hours

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