"one" Definition

  1. a. Being a single unit, or entire being or thing, and no more; not multifold; single; individual.
  2. a. 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.
  3. a. 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.
  4. a. Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a whole.
  5. a. Single in kind; the same; a common.
  6. a. Single; inmarried.
  7. n. A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers.
  8. n. A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i.
  9. n. A single person or thing.
  10. indef. pron. Any person, indefinitely; a person or body; as, what one would have well done, one should do one's self.
  11. v. t. To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite; to assimilite.

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Position in dictionary: 67908 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., a., a., a., a., a., n., n., n., indef. pron., v. t.,
Words that start with "one": 27
Words that end with "one": 355
Words that contain "one": 953
Next words in dictionary: one-hand, one-horse, one-sided, oneberry, oneidas
Previous words in dictionary: onde, oncotomy, oncometer, oncograph, oncidium

English Dictionary Definition of one

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