Definitions for Never
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Never.
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"
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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: ne ever, næfre , Saxon; ne æfre , not ever.
By its own force destroy’d, fruition ceas’d,
And always weary’d, I was never pleas’d. Matthew Prior.
Never any thing was so unbred as that odious man. William Congreve, Way of the World.
Be it never so true which we teach the world to believe, yet if once their affections begin to be alienated, a small thing persuadeth them to change their opinions. Richard Hooker.
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say. Gen. xxxiv. 12.
In a living creature, though never so great, the sense and the affects of any one part of the body, instantly make a transcursion throughout the whole body. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
They destroyed all, were it never so pleasant, within a mile of the town. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.
He that shuts his eyes against a small light, would not be brought to see that which he had no mind to see, let it be placed in never so clear a light, and never so near him. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
That prince whom you espouse, although never so vigorously, is the principal in war, you but a second. Jonathan Swift.
Whosoever has a faithful friend to guide him, may carry his eyes in another man’s head, and yet see never the worse. Robert South, Sermons.
He answered him to never a word, insomuch that the governour marvelled. Matt. xxvii. 14.
Nature assureth us by never-failing experience, and reason by infallible demonstration, that our times upon the earth have neither certainty nor durability. Walter Raleigh.
Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sear,
I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude. John Milton.
Your never-failing sword made war to cease,
And now you heal us with the acts of peace. Edmund Waller.
So corn in fields, and in the garden flow’rs,
Revive and raise themselves with mod’rate show’rs;
But over-charg’d with never-ceasing rain,
Become too moist. Edmund Waller.
Our heroes of the former days,
Deserv’d and gain’d their never-fading bays. Wentworth Dillon.
Not Thracian Orpheus should transcend my lays,
Nor Linus crown’d with never-fading bays. Dryden.
Farewel, ye never-opening gates. John Dryden, Ovid.
Leucippus, with his never-erring dart. Dryden.
He to quench his drought so much inclin’d,
May snowy fields and nitrous pastures find;
Meet stores of cold so greedily pursu’d,
And be refresh’d with never-wasting food. Richard Blackmore.
Norton hung down his never-blushing head,
And all was hush’d, as folly’s self lay dead. Alexander Pope, Dunc.
What the weak head with strongest biass rules,
Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools. Alexander Pope.
Thy busy never-meaning face,
Thy screw’d up front, thy state grimace. Jonathan Swift.
"It's Now or Never is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and released as a single in 1960. The song is the best-selling single by Presley (20 million copies), and one of the best-selling singles of all time. It was recorded by Bill Porter at RCA Studio B in Nashville. It is written in E major and has a tempo of 80 BPM. In 1960, "It's Now or Never" was a number-one record in the U. S. for Elvis Presley, spending five weeks at number one and the UK, where it spent eight weeks at the top in 1960 and an additional week at number one in 2005 as a re-issue, and numerous other countries, selling in excess of 25 million copies worldwide, Elvis Presley's biggest international single ever. Its British release was delayed for some time because of rights issues, allowing the song to build up massive advance orders and to enter the UK Singles Chart at number one, a very rare occurrence at the time. "It's Now or Never" peaked at number seven on the R&B charts.
Never is an adverb that indicates an absence of something happening or a negative response to a question or request. It signifies that a certain action or event has not occurred at any point in time or is highly unlikely to happen in the future.
not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past, present, or future
in no degree; not in the least; not
Etymology: [AS. nfre; ne not, no + fre ever.]
"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
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. nǽfre—ne, not, ǽfre, ever.]
Never vs. Nevermind -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Never and Nevermind.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Never is ranked #144141 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Never surname appeared 115 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Never.
93.9% or 108 total occurrences were White.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Never' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #150
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Never' in Written Corpus Frequency: #175
Rank popularity for the word 'Never' in Adverbs Frequency: #28
The numerical value of Never in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Never in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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.
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.
I've never seen him at any of our meetings, I've never seen him at a hearing. I've never seen him at a witness interview. I've never talked to him about Benghazi. I don't know if he's ever talked to any of the other members, it seems like he's just getting this information from the Democrats and Media Matters.
Never, Never, Never Say NEVER
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.
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Translations for Never
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- أبدًا, أبداArabic
- ни́вга, така и, ни́когаBulgarian
- རྩ་བ་ནསTibetan Standard
- biken, nepred, biskoazh, morse, jamesBreton
- maiCatalan, Valencian
- nie, nimmer, niemalsGerman
- nunca, jamásSpanish
- eales, iialEstonian
- inoiz ezBasque
- هرگز, هیچ وقتPersian
- ikinä, ei milloinkaan, koskaanFinnish
- aldri, ongantíðFaroese
- neaWestern Frisian
- riamh, go deoIrish
- a-chaoidh, gu bràth, riamhScottish Gaelic
- לעולם לא, אף פעםHebrew
- कभी नहीं, कभी नहीँHindi
- sohasem, sohaHungarian
- բնավ, երբեքArmenian
- tidak pernah, tidak akanIndonesian
- giammai, maiItalian
- לעולם לאHebrew
- 決して, 万々, 曾て, 何時でもJapanese
- არასოდეს, ვერასდროს, არასდროს, ვერასოდესGeorgian
- 결코, 절대로Korean
- nōhea, kāhore kauMāori
- хэзээ ч үгүйMongolian
- tidak akan, tidak pernah, تيدق اکن, تيدق ڤرنهMalay
- tsʼídá háadi daNavajo, Navaho
- jamais, nuncaPortuguese
- nicicând, niciodatăRomanian
- न सदा, न कदापि, न कदाचित्, न कर्हिचितSanskrit
- никад, nikada, nikad, никадаSerbo-Croatian
- níkdar, nikóliSlovene
- asnjëherë, kurrëAlbanian
- کبھی نہیںUrdu
- không bao giờVietnamese
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