Never definition

nĕvər
Not ever; on no occasion; at no time.

He had never been there before. You never can be sure.

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Not at all; by no chance; in no case; under no conditions.
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At no time; on no occasion; in no circumstance.

I finally finished, and I never want to do that again.

I repeated the test a hundred times, and never saw a positive result.

I will never tell.

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Never is defined as absolutely not, or not ever.

An example of never is someone saying they will not ever eat veal.

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Not at any other time; not on any other occasion; not previously.
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(colloquial) Negative particle (used to negate verbs in the simple past tense; also used absolutely).

The police say I stole the car, but I never did it.

You said you were going to mow the lawn today. - I never!

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Not at all; in no way; absolutely not.

Never fear. That will never do.

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Not ever; at no time.
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never mind
  • Don't bother:
    I was hoping for some help, but never mind, I'll do it alone.
  • Not to mention; and certainly not:
    I can't tread water, never mind swim.
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never mind
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of never

  • Middle English from Old English nǣfre ne not ne in Indo-European roots ǣfre ever aiw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English næfre

    From Wiktionary