What does one mean?

Definitions for onewʌn

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. one, 1, I, ace, single, unity(noun)

    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. one(adj)

    a single person or thing

    "he is the best one"; "this is the one I ordered"

  3. one, 1, i, ane(adj)

    used of a single unit or thing; not two or more

    "`ane' is Scottish"

  4. one(a), unitary(adj)

    having the indivisible character of a unit

    "a unitary action"; "spoke with one voice"

  5. one(a)(adj)

    of the same kind or quality

    "two animals of one species"

  6. one(a)(adj)

    used informally as an intensifier

    "that is one fine dog"

  7. one(a)(adj)

    indefinite in time or position

    "he will come one day"; "one place or another"

  8. one(adj)

    being a single entity made by combining separate components

    "three chemicals combining into one solution"

  9. matchless, nonpareil, one(a), one and only(a), peerless, unmatched, unmatchable, unrivaled, unrivalled(adj)

    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"


  1. one(Noun)

    The neutral element with respect to multiplication in a ring.

  2. one(Noun)

    The digit or figure 1.

  3. one(Noun)

    A one-dollar bill.

  4. one(Noun)

    One run scored by hitting the ball and running between the wickets; a single.

  5. one(Noun)

    Used instead of ! to amplify an exclamation, imitating n00bs who forget to press the shift key while typing exclamation points.

  6. one(Noun)

    A particularly special or compatible person or thing.

  7. one(Pronoun)

    One thing (among a group of others); one member of a group.

  8. one(Pronoun)

    The first mentioned of two things or people, as opposed to the other.

    She offered him an apple and an orange; he took one and left the other.

  9. one(Pronoun)

    Any person (applying to people in general).

  10. one(Pronoun)

    Any person, entity or thing.

    driver, noun: one who drives.

  11. one(Adjective)

    Of a period of time, being particular; as, one morning, one year.

    One day the prince set forth to kill the dragon that had brought terror to his fatheru2019s kingdom for centuries.

  12. one(Adjective)

    Being a single, unspecified thing; a; any.

    My aunt used to say, "One day is just like the other."

  13. one(Adjective)

    Sole, only.

    He is the one man who can help you.

  14. one(Adjective)

    Whole, entire.

    Body and soul are not separate; they are one.

  15. one(Adjective)

    In agreement.

    We are one on the importance of learning.

  16. one(Adjective)

    The same.

    The two types look very different, but are one species.

  17. one(Adjective)

    Being a preeminent example.

    He is one hell of a guy.

  18. one(Adjective)

    Being an unknown person with the specified name.

    The town records from 1843 showed the overnight incarceration of one u201CA. Lincolnu201D.

  19. Origin: From one, oon, on, oan, an, from an , from ainaz, from óynos. Cognate with ae, ane, wan, yin, ån, aan, ien, een, één, en, ein, ein, eins, en, einn, unus (Old oinos), один.


  1. One

    ONE was a boy band that first appeared in 1999, recognized as both Greece and Cyprus's very first boy band. The band was formed by leading Cypriot-Greek composer Giorgos Theofanous and Minos EMI A&R Manager Vangelis Yannopoulos. Constantinos Christoforou and Phiippos Constantinos were on board quite early, chosen by Giorgos Theofanous. The next three members were picked up after a selective audition that took place in legendary Athenian Sierra Studio. The selecting committee consisted of Natalia Germanou, Posidonas Yannopoulos, Andreas Kouris, Themis Georgandas, Theofanous and Yannopoulos. Demetres Koutsavlakis, Argyris Nastopoulos and Panos Tserpes were retained among 179 candidates. In 2003 Christoforou left the group shortly before the rest of the band formally disbanded. In their 6 year existence they enjoyed much commercial success and earned platinum certifications, as well as having staged memorable performances with successful Greek singers at music halls and in concerts. In July 1999 they released their first single, with their debut album following in October. All music and lyrics were written by Giorgos Theofanous while Vangelis Yannopoulos was producing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. One

    wun, pron. a person (indefinitely), as in 'one says:' any one: some one.—n. a single person or thing: a unit. [A special use of the numeral one; not conn. with Fr. on—L. homo, a man.]

  2. One

    wun, adj. single in number, position, or kind: undivided: the same: a certain, some, implying a name unknown or denoting insignificance or contempt, as 'one Guy Fawkes, a Spaniard!'—adjs. One′-eyed, having but one eye: limited in vision; One′-hand′ed, single-handed; One′-horse, drawn by a single horse: petty, mean, inferior; One′-idea'd, entirely possessed by one idea.—ns. One′ness, singleness, unity; Oner (wun′ėr), one possessing some special skill, an adept (slang).—pron. Oneself′, one's self: himself or herself.—adj. One′-sid′ed, limited to one side: partial: (bot.) turned to one side.—adv. One′-sid′edly.—n. One′-sid′edness.—One another, each other; One by one, singly: in order; One day, on a certain day: at an indefinite time.—All one, just the same: of no consequence; At one, of one mind. [A.S. an; Ice. einn, Ger. ein.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'one' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #56

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'one' in Written Corpus Frequency: #59

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'one' in Nouns Frequency: #377

Anagrams for one »

  1. Neo, NEO

  2. eon, EON, E.ON

  3. Eon

  4. NEO


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of one in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of one in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gerry Connolly:

    Not one. Not one.

  2. Ingeborg Oswald:

    No one ever saw him.

  3. Governor Snyder:

    No, not one. Not one.

  4. Harold Goddijn:

    No one else has that.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    Jim is one of a kind.

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