never

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nevere, navere, nævere, from Old English nǣfre (never), equivalent to ne +‎ ever.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnɛv.ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈnɛ.vɚ/, [ˈnɛvɚ̹]
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  • Rhymes: -ɛvə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: nev‧er

Adverb[edit]

never (not comparable)

  1. 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.
  2. Not at any other time; not on any other occasion; not previously.
  3. (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!
    I never saw him today.

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Derived terms[edit]

Terms derived from never

Translations[edit]

Interjection[edit]

never

  1. A statement of defiance

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Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

never

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of nevērt
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of nevērt
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of nevērt
  4. 2rd singular imperative form of nevērt
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of nevērt
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of nevērt

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse næfr.

Noun[edit]

never f or m (definite singular neveren or nevra, indefinite plural nevrer or nevre, definite plural nevrene)

  1. birchbark

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

never m

  1. indefinite plural of neve

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse næfr.

Noun[edit]

never f (definite singular nevra, indefinite plural nevrar or nevrer, definite plural nevrane or nevrene)

  1. birchbark

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) naiver
  • (Sursilvan, Surmiran) neiver

Etymology[edit]

From neiv or from Vulgar Latin *nivicō, *nivicāre < *nivō, nivāre, from Latin nix, nivis, from Proto-Indo-European *nígʷʰs, *snígʷʰs (snow).

Verb[edit]

never

  1. (Sutsilvan) to snow

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