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Definition of "never" [nev•er]

  • Not ever; on no occasion; at no time: He had never been there before. You never can be sure. (adverb)
  • Not at all; in no way; absolutely not: Never fear. That will never do. (adverb)
  • Never mind Don't bother: I was hoping for some help, but never mind, I'll do it alone. (idiom)
  • Never mind Not to mention; and certainly not: I can't tread water, never mind swim. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "never" in a sentence
  • ""What Ardi tells us is that we never looked like chimpanzees, we �never walked like chimpanzees.""
  • "I've never been a game player, just a reader, but something makes we want to read this one..never heard about it until today..anyone else heard anything about this?"
  • "When it comes to establishment, is religion established more by an attitude that individuals, who do have religious freedom, are expected to actually *exercise* that particular muscle, or by ingraining in every faint heart the notion that you never *never* have to face the fact that others don't share your sentiments?"