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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
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    Daniel
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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. Dannie Hawkins:

    He never knew Ja'Ceon's condition because it's not something I talked to him about, but he got to hold him, and we took pictures, that was the third day out of the hospital.

  2. Charles Horton Cooley:

    One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.

  3. William Wirt:

    Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    You will hardly discover or realize your true self, until you've seen yourself under pressure i.e. challenges. Yes of course, you will only discover the real stuff that you are made of, the moment you are pressurized (challenged). In other words, whoever that has never been under pressure (challenges) of life has not yet discovered his or her real self. I mean, pressures of life are naturally designed for us to prove and showcase our strenghts or weaknesses to others. So, whenever you are under pressure or rather challenged in anything in life. Do remember, that your strenght or weakness is being tested indirectly.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Challenges are simply part of life. They do appear just for a while and then fade away like flowers. Thus, never mind your challenges. -Emeasoba George

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