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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. Eric Trump:

    He will fight through this with the same strength and conviction that he uses to fight for America each and every day. I ask you to join me in praying for his recovery, i have never been more proud of someone and what they have had to endure.

  2. Aaron Rodgers:

    Seriously. I was terrified, i was just thinking about what the expert they brought in had told me. He said,' There's three sharks in the water. There's the blue, the white, and the mako. The mako, if it's bigger than you, get out. If it's not, stay in and keep your eyes on it at all times. Never turn your back to it. The white, you look at it straight in the eyes the entire time. The only way it's gon na come near you is if you're not looking at it. And the blue, he's gon na come right up to you. When he comes up to you, he's got a long nose. You just Miyagi that.'.

  3. Ethan Crispo:

    I've never seen anything like this ever happen, nor will I again, probably, it was one of my most memorable experiences.

  4. Hulk Hogan:

    We just did everything together, to the point where he helped my daughter with her music. He helped my son with the stuff he wanted to do, and I went through a really tough time when my father passed away … as [ my father ] took his last breath Bubba was there with me... There was never any question of who he was or what he meant to me. I believed in my heart he was my best friend.

  5. Rock Sake Seth Podell:

    It's challenging, it's extremely stressful however I've never had more fun in my entire life doing anything.

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