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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matchless, nonpareil, one(a), one and only(a), peerless, unmatched, unmatchable, unrivaled, unrivalledadjective

    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 and onlynoun

    only love, sole sweetheart.

  2. one and onlyadjective

    unique, one of a kind


  1. one and only

    One and only refers to a single, unique instance, person or thing that is unparalleled or incomparable. It implies that there is no other like it, suggesting exclusivity and singularity.


  1. One and Only

    One and Only is the second studio album by CCM, Christian rock band Big Daddy Weave. This was their first release with a major label in Fervent Records. It was released on July 30, 2002. This album charted at No. 22 on the Billboard's Independent Albums chart on August 17, 2002.

Editors Contribution

  1. one and onlynoun

    One of a kind, or incomparable, or only begotten; the Greek word can refer to someone's only child Luke 7:12. It can also refers to someone's special child as in Hebrew 11:17.

    My only son is his mother's One and Only child.

    Etymology: Baby

    Submitted by Tony_Elyon on September 19, 2023  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of one and only in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of one and only in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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