What does unique mean?

Definitions for uniqueyuˈnik

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unique.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alone(p), unique, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleled(adj)

    radically distinctive and without equal

    "he is alone in the field of microbiology"; "this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem"; "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint"; "craftsmen whose skill is unequaled"; "unparalleled athletic ability"; "a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history"

  2. unique(p)(adj)

    (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality

    "a species unique to Australia"

  3. singular, unique(adj)

    the single one of its kind

    "a singular example"; "the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"; "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"; "certain types of problems have unique solutions"

  4. unique(adj)

    highly unusual or rare but not the single instance

    "spoke with a unique accent"; "had unique ability in raising funds"; "a frankness unique in literature"; "a unique dining experience"

Wiktionary

  1. unique(Adjective)

    Being the only one of its kind; unequaled, unparalleled or unmatched.

  2. unique(Adjective)

    Of a feature, such that only one holder has it.

  3. unique(Adjective)

    (disputed) Of a rare quality.

  4. unique(Adjective)

    (disputed) Unusual.

  5. Origin: From unique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unique(adj)

    being without a like or equal; unmatched; unequaled; unparalleled; single in kind or excellence; sole

  2. Unique(noun)

    a thing without a like; something unequaled or unparalleled

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unique

    ū-nēk′, adj. single or alone in any quality: without a like or equal.—adv. Unique′ly.—ns. Unique′ness; Uniq′uity. [Fr.,—L. unicusunus.]

Suggested Resources

  1. unique

    Song lyrics by unique -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by unique on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unique' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2325

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unique' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4486

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unique' in Adjectives Frequency: #311

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unique in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unique in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emeasoba George:

    What it takes to be unique, is just to realize that you are one & only i.e. you are a unique creation. So, be & remain unique.

  2. James Schmidt:

    So what makes the F-35 so unique and so effective is its stealth capabilities, and that’s just one of the things that makes the F-35 unique.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    You are one of a kind i.e. you're absolutely unique. So, dare to be/remain unique in whatever you are doing presently and whatever you will do subsequently.

  4. Daniel Lau:

    Exploring an abandoned building is something different. The Sathorn Unique Tower, being the tallest abandonment in the world makes The Sathorn Unique Tower even more remarkable.

  5. Sean Murray:

    If a planet was discovered every second in the game by players then it would take 584 billion years to discover them all, everyone is on their own unique planet and from there, they start their own unique journey ... (18 quintillion planets) is a huge number.

Images & Illustrations of unique


Translations for unique

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for unique »

Translation

Find a translation for the unique definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these unique definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"unique." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 24 Jun 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/unique>.

Are we missing a good definition for unique? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for unique:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.