Never Definition

Not ever; at no time.
Webster's New World
Not at all; in no way; absolutely not.
Never fear. That will never do.
American Heritage
Not at all; by no chance; in no case; under no conditions.
Webster's New World
(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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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

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