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Definitions and Synonyms of number one | Another word for number one | What is number one?

Definition 1: a reference to yourself or myself etc.; `take care of number one' means to put your own interests first - [noun denoting person]

(number one is a kind of ...) a person considered as a unique individual

"one's own self"

(number one is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 2: the first element in a countable series - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where number one or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the first of the month

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(number one is a kind of ...) the number designating place in an ordered sequence

Definition 3: the first or highest in an ordering or series - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where number one or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He wanted to be the first

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(number one is a kind of ...) relative status

"his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"

(... is a kind of number one ) the first of two or the first mentioned of two

"Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today"

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