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no one

nobody: No one understands the problem.
Not to be confused with:
none – not one; not any: None of them attended the event.; nothing: She looked for a reason but found none.; to no extent; no way
nun – a woman of a religious order: My teacher in Catholic school was a nun.
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no one

pron.
No person; nobody.
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no′ one`


pron.
no person; not anyone: No one is home.
[1595–1605]
usage: See each.
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no one

No one or nobody means 'not a single person', or 'not a single member of a particular group'. In British English, no one can also be written no-one. Nobody is always written as one word.

There is no difference in meaning between no one and nobody. However, nobody is more common in spoken English and no one is more common in written English.

You use a singular form of a verb with no one or nobody.

Everyone wants to be a hero, but no one wants to die.
Nobody knows where he is.

Be Careful!
You don't usually use any other negative word after no one or nobody. Don't say, for example, 'No one didn't come'. Say 'No one came'. Similarly, don't use 'no one' or 'nobody' as the object of a sentence which already has a negative word in it. Don't say, for example, 'We didn't see no one'. You say 'We didn't see anyone' or 'We didn't see anybody'.

You mustn't tell anyone.
He didn't trust anybody.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'of' after 'no one' or 'nobody'. Don't say, for example, 'No one of the children could speak French'. Say 'None of the children could speak French'.

None of the women will talk to me.
It was something none of us could possibly have guessed.
See none
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

no one

no-one
pronoun nobody, no man, not a soul Everyone wants to be a hero, but no one wants to die.
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no one

pronoun
No person:
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Translations
nikdo
ingen
ei kukaan
nitko
senki
enginn
誰も・・・ない
아무도 ... 않다(없다)
nemo
nimeni
ingen
ไม่มีใคร
không ai

no one

no-one [ˈnəʊwʌn] pron
(used without verb)personne
"Who's going with you?" - "No one." → "Qui t'accompagne?" - "Personne."
(used with verb)personne used with "ne"
There was no one in the office → Il n'y avait personne au bureau.
No-one likes him → Personne ne l'aime.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

no one

لَا أَحَدَ nikdo ingen niemand κανείς nadie ei kukaan personne nitko nessuno 誰も・・・ない 아무도 ... 않다(없다) niemand ingen nikt ninguém никто ingen ไม่มีใคร hiç kimse không ai 没有人
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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"Oh, of course, countess," he said; "but I imagine such changes are a matter so private that no one, even the most intimate friend, would care to speak of them."
It was a holiday, and Rose up in her room thought she heard the voices of her cousins, so she ran down to welcome them, but found no one there.
The baronet in his optimism had often laughed at the black gloves of this dismal attendant; but no one was likely to laugh at him just now.
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