All vs. None: What's the Difference?
All and None Definitions
Being or representing the entire or total number, amount, or quantity
All the windows are open. Deal all the cards.
Not at all
He is none too ill.
Constituting, being, or representing the total extent or the whole
In no way
The jeans looked none the better for having been washed.
Being the utmost possible of
Argued the case in all seriousness.
Not any of a given number or group.
None of those is a good example. None are even acceptable.
None of this meat tastes right.
Got into all manner of trouble.
No one, nobody.
None of those people is my father.
Beyond all doubt.
None of those people are my parents.
(Pennsylvania) Consumed; used up; gone
The apples are all.
Not any; no (usually used only before a vowel or h):
Thou shalt have none other gods but me.
(Informal) Being more than one
Who all came to the party? See Note at y'all.
To no extent, in no way.
I felt none the worse for my recent illness.
The whole of one's fortune, resources, or energy; everything one has
The brave defenders gave their all.
Not at all, not very.
He was none too pleased with the delays in the program that was supposed to be his legacy.
We could hear none too well from the back.
A room painted all white.
(obsolete) No, not.
I am all the better for that experience.
(chiefly American) A person without religious affiliation.
Used as an intensive
Then he got all mad and left.
: the ninth hour after dawn; (Christian) the religious service appointed to this hour.
A score of five all.
(obsolete) midafternoon: the time around or following noon or nones.
Every individual or anything of the given class, with no exceptions (the noun or noun phrase denoting the class must be plural or uncountable).
All contestants must register at the scorer’s table.
All flesh is originally grass.
All my friends like classical music.
No one; not one; not anything; - frequently used also partitively, or as a plural, not any.
There is none that doeth good; no, not one.
Six days ye shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none.
Terms of peace yet noneVouchsafed or sought.
None of their productions are extant.
Throughout the whole of (a stated period of time; generally used with units of a day or longer).
No; not any; - used adjectively before a vowel, in old style; as, thou shalt have none assurance of thy life.
Only; alone; nothing but.
He's all talk; he never puts his ideas into practice.
Same as Nones, 2.
A canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise
Some gave all they had.
She knows all and sees all.
Those who think they know it all are annoying to those of us who do.
A service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier
A good time was had by all.
We all enjoyed the movie.
Thou shalt have none other gods before me
The only thing(s).
All that was left was a small pile of ash.
Not at all or in no way;
Seemed none too pleased with his dinner
Shirt looked none the worse for having been slept in
None too prosperous
The passage is none too clear
Used after what, where, how and similar words, either without changing their meaning, or indicating that one expects that they cover more than one element, e.g. that "who all attended" is more than one person.}} Some dialects only allow this to follow some words and not others.
Wholly; entirely; completely; totally.
She was sitting all alone. It suddenly went all quiet.
The score was 30 all when the rain delay started.
(degree) So much.
Don't want to go? All the better since I lost the tickets.
A quotative particle, compare like.
She was all, “Whatever.”
(with a possessive pronoun) Everything that one is capable of.
She gave her all, and collapsed at the finish line.
(countable) The totality of one's possessions.
All gone; dead.
The butter is all.
The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or degree of; the whole; the whole number of; any whatever; every; as, all the wheat; all the land; all the year; all the strength; all happiness; all abundance; loss of all power; beyond all doubt; you will see us all (or all of us).
Prove all things: hold fast that which is good.
Only; alone; nothing but.
I was born to speak all mirth and no matter.
Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.
Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.
All as his straying flock he fed.
A damsel lay deploringAll on a rock reclined.
The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing; everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole; totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at stake.
Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
All that thou seest is mine.
Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thee,Forever.
Trust me not at all, or all in all.
All they were wondrous loth.
Quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class;
We sat up all night
Ate all the food
All men are mortal
All parties are welcome
Have some milk
Some roses were still blooming
Having some friends over
Completely given to or absorbed by;
Became all attention
To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly');
He was wholly convinced
Entirely satisfied with the meal
It was completely different from what we expected
Was completely at fault
A totally new situation
The directions were all wrong
It was not altogether her fault
An altogether new approach
A whole new idea