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Meaning of NEVER

Pronunciation:  'nevur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  not ever; at no time in the past or future; "I have never been to China"; "I shall never forget this day"; "had never seen a circus"; "never on Sunday"; "I will never marry you!"
  2. [adv]  not at all; certainly not; not in any circumstances; "never fear"; "bringing up children is never easy"; "that will never do"; "what is morally wrong can never be politically right"
 

NEVER is a 5 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: ne'er
 
 Antonyms: always, e'er, ever
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nev"er\, adv. [AS. n?fre; ne not, no + ?fre ever.]
1. Not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past,
   present, or future. --Shak.

         Death still draws nearer, never seeming near.
                                               --Pope.

2. In no degree; not in the least; not.

         Whosoever has a friend to guide him, may carry his
         eyes in another man's head, and yet see never the
         worse.                                --South.

         And he answered him to never a word.  --Matt. xxvii.
                                               14.

Note: Never is much used in composition with present
      participles to form adjectives, as in never-ceasing,
      never-dying, never-ending, never-fading, never-failing,
      etc., retaining its usual signification.

{Never a deal}, not a bit. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{Never so}, as never before; more than at any other time, or
   in any other circumstances; especially; particularly; --
   now often expressed or replaced by {ever so}.

         Ask me never so much dower and gift.  --Gen. xxxiv.
                                               12.

         A fear of battery, . . . though never so well
         grounded, is no duress.               --Blackstone.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: at no hand, at no time, au contraire, by no means, far from it, God forbid, in no case, in no respect, in no way, in no wise, never on earth, nevermore, no matter what, nohow, not, not a bit, not a jot, not a speck, not a whit, not an iota, not at all, not ever, not much, not nearly, noway, noways, nowhere near, nowise, on no account, on no condition, on no occasion, quite the contrary, to the contrary, under no circumstances
 

 

 

 

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