Definitions for neverˈnɛv ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
It never happened.
not at all; absolutely not:
This will never do.
to no extent or degree:
He was never the wiser.
Idioms for never:
never mind, don't bother; don't concern yourself.
Origin of never:
bef. 900; ME; OE nǣfre=ne not +ǣfreever
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!"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
not ever, not at any time
She'd never been abroad before.; I would never steal anything.
used to tell sb not to worry
"I'm sorry I can't come." "Never mind, we'll find another time."
indicates you think sth is possible even though it is not expected
You never know, she might change her mind.
At no time; on no occasion; in no circumstance.
Not at any other time; not on any other occasion; not previously.
Negative particle (used to negate verbs in the simple past tense; also used absolutely).
not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past, present, or future
in no degree; not in the least; not
Translations for never
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not ever; at no time
I shall never go there again; Never have I been so angry.
- nooit, nimmerAfrikaans
- nuncaPortuguese (BR)
- mitte kunagiEstonian
- ei ikinäFinnish
- לְעוֹלָם, מְעוֹלָםHebrew
- [कभी नहींHindi
- nikada, nijednomCroatian
- tidak pernahIndonesian
- 지금까지 한 번도 …않다Korean
- niekada, nė kartoLithuanian
- belum pernahMalay
- هيڅ وخت نهPashto
- asla, hiçbir zaman, dünyadaTurkish
- 永不，從未Chinese (Trad.)
- کبھي نہيںUrdu
- không bao giờVietnamese
- 永不，从未Chinese (Simp.)
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