What does Never mean?

Definitions for Never
ˈnɛv ərNev·er

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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.

    Etymology: næfre

  2. never(Adverb)

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

    Etymology: næfre

  3. never(Adverb)

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

    Etymology: næfre

Webster Dictionary

  1. Never(adverb)

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

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

  2. Never(adverb)

    in no degree; not in the least; not

    Etymology: [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

How to pronounce Never?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Never in sign language?

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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

Examples of Never in a Sentence

  1. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    All great talents are never found in rich exquisite locales with perfect setting that enhance their creative works, but on the contrary are found in the most obnoxious circumstances yet are unaffected by them and create masterpieces at the most unpredictable situations, just like a lotus flower blossoming in a muddy pond!

  2. Ted Cruz:

    Look, I frankly don't care what position Donald decides to support today, tomorrow or the next day. They change every day. I don't care what they are. But pick one and defend it and don't pretend that whenever people suddenly point out what you said, 'Oh, never mind.' And look, part of the reason someone vacillates from position to position to position is they're not starting from a core set of principles and beliefs.

  3. Christine Sinclair:

    Just unbelievable, when I first started with the national team I could never have imagined standing here with the number of goals I've scored.

  4. Rachel Heichel:

    When I saw him, I was like,' Oh my God, that's Jaylen,' i would have never expected it would have been him, out of all people.

  5. Glennda Testone:

    The Stonewall Inn is really an irreplaceable historic location, a site that is so meaningful and represents a time when our community came together and stood up and fought for our right to exist - that's something we never want to lose.

Images & Illustrations of Never

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