What does never mean?

Definitions for neverˈnɛv ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. never, ne'er(adverb)

    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. never(adverb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. never(Adverb)

    At no time; on no occasion; in no circumstance.

  2. never(Adverb)

    Not at any other time; not on any other occasion; not previously.

  3. never(Adverb)

    Negative particle (used to negate verbs in the simple past tense; also used absolutely).

  4. Origin: næfre

Webster Dictionary

  1. Never(adverb)

    not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past, present, or future

  2. Never(adverb)

    in no degree; not in the least; not

  3. Origin: [AS. nfre; ne not, no + fre ever.]

Freebase

  1. Never

    "Never" is a song recorded by rock band Heart. It was released as the second single from the band's self-titled 1985 album Heart. The song is an aggressive rock number with an uplifting lyric to a person who has been discouraged by love. Like their previous single "What About Love", the music video for "Never" was placed in heavy rotation on MTV. "Never" became Heart's biggest U.S. hit at the time, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It marked the first time that Heart earned two consecutive top-ten hits, and also the first time a Heart album generated two top-ten singles. The songs harmonic chorus highlights not only Ann Wilson's powerhouse vocal talent but also the vocal stamina of sister Nancy, who maintains a soprano harmony throughout the course of the song. This track was covered by Mandisa during the fifth season of American Idol."Never" appeared as a selectable song on an episode of Don't Forget the Lyrics and performed by En Vogue.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Never

    nev′ėr, adv. not ever: at no time: in no degree: not.—adv. Nev′ermore, at no future time.—conj. Nevertheless′, notwithstanding: in spite of that (earlier Natheless).—adv. Neverthemore′ (Spens.), none the more. [A.S. nǽfrene, not, ǽfre, ever.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'never' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #150

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'never' in Written Corpus Frequency: #175

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'never' in Adverbs Frequency: #28

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of never in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of never in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Winston Churchill:

    Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

  2. Former Salvadoran President Francisco Flores:

    I never received a donation for me, never deposited in any account of mine, never used it personally, never deposited it, never moved it, never used it. It wasn't for me.

  3. David Letterman:

    I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl, i would never, never think that it was funny to use a 14-year-old girl as a joke like this, for God's sake.

  4. Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School:

    Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

  5. Cheyenne Marion:

    But they never divorced. They never moved away from each other. They lived side by side. They actually got along better that way. Even though they separated, they never stopped caring for each other. He would do her shopping and she would pay his bills. The love never went anywhere. i just love her to death.

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