What does one-on-one mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. one-on-one(adj)

    directly between two individuals

    "one-on-one instruction"

  2. one-on-one, man-to-man(adverb)

    being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player

    "one-on-one defense"

  3. one-on-one, person-to-person(adverb)

    (of two persons) in direct encounter

    "preferred to settle the matter one-on-one"; "interviewed her person-to-person"


  1. one-on-one(Noun)

    A contest involving only one player on each side, especially of an activity often involving teams.

  2. one-on-one(Adjective)

    Involving direct communication between two people.

  3. one-on-one(Adjective)

    involving one attacker and one defender


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of one-on-one in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of one-on-one in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Corey Lewandowski:

    He does one-on-one and two-on-one meetings all the time, we just don't report on it, while everybody else does.

  2. Captain Christine Sears:

    One on one as a surgeon you can help one person as a time, and that's very dramatic and very fulfilling, (But) being able to reach more people ... is such a blessing, to be able to lead and help more people.

  3. Rory McIlroy:

    Northern Ireland was sort of an unplanned visit, the last five days have been really good work with him, just one-on-one, no one else around. It's been really good. So feeling much better about my game now than I was walking off Doral 10 days ago.

  4. Sean Curry:

    There's a big difference between a small meniscal tear and a large one. It also depends on how the patient applies themselves to their recovery, for someone like Federer, who will have one-on-one physio and plenty of time to work hard, a return within a month is reasonable.

  5. Sean King:

    Given recent events in Hong Kong, it’d be political suicide for the KMT (Nationalist Party) in next month’s elections for Ma to even be in the same room with Xi right now, let alone meet Xi one-on-one,” says Sean King, senior vice president with consulting firm Park Strategies in New York and Taipei.

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