Definitions of one

  1. the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; " he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; " they had lunch at one"
  2. used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; "` ane' is Scottish"
  3. eminent beyond or above comparison; " matchless beauty"; " the team's nonpareil center fielder"; " she's one girl in a million"; " the one and only Muhammad Ali"; " a peerless scholar"; " infamy unmatched in the Western world"; " wrote with unmatchable clarity"; " unrivaled mastery of her art"
  4. a single person or thing; " he is the best one"; " this is the one I ordered"
  5. being a single entity made by combining separate components; " three chemicals combining into one solution"
  6. having the indivisible character of a unit; " a unitary action"; " spoke with one voice"
  7. indefinite in time or position; " he will come one day"; " one place or another"
  8. particular but unspecified; " early one evening"
  9. used informally as an intensifier; " that is one fine dog"
  10. of the same kind or quality; " two animals of one species"
  11. being one in number-- a single unit or thing; " one person is going"; " her one thought was to win"; " I'm just one player on the team"; " one day is just like the next"; " seen one horse and you've seen them all"
  12. being the single appropriate individual of a kind; only; " the one horse that could win this race"; " the one person I could marry"
  13. Being a single unit, or entire being or thing, and no more; not multifold; single; individual.
  14. Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a whole.
  15. Single in kind; the same; a common.
  16. Single; inmarried.
  17. A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers.
  18. A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i.
  19. A single person or thing.
  20. Any person, indefinitely; a person or body; as, what one would have well done, one should do one's self.
  21. To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite; to assimilite.
  22. Denoting a person or thing conceived or spoken of indefinitely; a certain. I am the sister of one Claudio [ Shak.], that is, of a certain man named Claudio.
  23. Pointing out a contrast, or denoting a particular thing or person different from some other specified; - used as a correlative adjective, with or without the.
  24. The first number used in counting by units; the sign representing it, as 1 or I; a single person or thing.
  25. A certain person or thing considered indefinitely; anybody; as, one must take care.
  26. Single in number; united; as, they answered with one voice; individual; a certain; as, one Henry; the same.
  27. A person ( spoken of indefinitely), as in the phrase ONE SAYS.
  28. Single in number: single: undivided: the same.
  29. Oneness.
  30. Single; undivided; the same.
  31. Single; indefinite; this; that; the same.
  32. A unit, or a symbol ( 1 or I) representing it.
  33. A single thing or person; any person indefinitely.
  34. Single in number; some or any; undivided.
  35. Any single person. At one, in agreement.
  36. The number one, or its symbol.
  37. An individual; a single number; opposed to another or other; some or any; different; individual.
  38. A single person; a single thing.
  39. Used in an indefinite sense, any man; any person, as one's own choice, one may speak; one's self or oneself, I and not another.

Usage examples for one

  1. Why is there no one here? – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  2. No one did anything!" – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. " I want but one thing," said Edith, " and that is to get out." – The Living Link by James De Mille
  4. My dear one I have known it. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  5. No one was about. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  6. He, and every one must know it. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  7. " I told you so," said one – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  8. And say- one thing more. – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
  9. It won't get this one – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  10. I will not have one of you! – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  11. You have one I suppose? – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. " There is only one way that you could help," said Dolly. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  13. You are the one I want." – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  14. No one ever knew why he came. – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  15. But there's only one – Mask of Death by Paul Ernst
  16. " It is you, Grippart," said one – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  17. Oh, don't stop at one – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  18. " Yes, it does, and a bad one too," said Dave. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  19. One can't say 'no' to her. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  20. I'm the one that's mean. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr