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Definitions of one

  1. To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite; to assimilite. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A certain person or thing considered indefinitely; anybody; as, one must take care. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A person (spoken of indefinitely), as in the phrase ONE SAYS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Any single person. At one, in agreement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A single person or thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Oneness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A unit, or a symbol (1 or I) representing it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A single thing or person; any person indefinitely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The number one, or its symbol. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A single person; a single thing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Any person, indefinitely; a person or body; as, what one would have well done, one should do one's self. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; "`ane' is Scottish" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. being a single entity made by combining separate components; "three chemicals combining into one solution" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. having the indivisible character of a unit; "a unitary action"; "spoke with one voice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. indefinite in time or position; "he will come one day"; "one place or another" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. particular but unspecified; "early one evening" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. used informally as an intensifier; "that is one fine dog" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. of the same kind or quality; "two animals of one species" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. being the single appropriate individual of a kind; only; "the one horse that could win this race"; "the one person I could marry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. Being a single unit, or entire being or thing, and no more; not multifold; single; individual. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a whole. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Single in kind; the same; a common. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Single; inmarried. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Single in number; united; as, they answered with one voice; individual; a certain; as, one Henry; the same. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Single in number: single: undivided: the same. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Single; undivided; the same. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Single; indefinite; this; that; the same. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Single in number; some or any; undivided. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. An individual; a single number; opposed to another or other; some or any; different; individual. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for one

  1. No one was about. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  2. No one did anything!" – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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