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

Quotes of one

  1. Thus the same object may supply a practical perception to one person and a speculative one to another or the same person may perceive it partly practically and partly speculatively – Samuel Alexander
  2. On the plus side death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down – Woody Allen
  3. One is born to be a great dancer – George Balanchine
  4. Why my interest in writers Well I'm one and many of my friends are writers I know what it's like to write I'm interested in the creative process I'm fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside and what we have bubbling away inside us – Eric Brown
  5. Agnosticism has nothing to impart Its sermons are the exhortations of one who convinces you he stands on nothing and urges you to stand there too – Anna Julia Cooper
  6. The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter In the best sense one stays young – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. The whole concept of the devil is a metaphor on one level – Taylor Hackford
  8. Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely – Kin Hubbard
  9. Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways women gambling and farming My family chose the slowest one – Pope John XXIII
  10. One way to evaluate your own reputation is to think about what would be said of you at your eulogy – Brian Koslow
  11. The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they're supposed to like what they're supposed to buy and what they're supposed to laugh at – Marilyn Manson
  12. One time Robert Plant was set to check into the same room after I checked out so I removed every light bulb and ordered up a bunch of stinky cheese and put it under the mattress – Richard Marx
  13. There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress the other side more or less for reaction – George Orwell
  14. The show was number one in the ratings Gordon Russell was our head writer the story lines were magnificent and the acting most exciting I loved working with Judith Light and all the other actors on the show at that time – Michael Storm
  15. Of all the movies I've done in my life the one where I play a crazy awful psycho woman finds me my husband – Bridgette Wilson

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

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