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Definition 1: a single person or thing - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • he is the best one
  • this is the one I ordered

(one is a kind of ...) a single undivided whole

"an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"

Definition 2: the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number - [noun denoting quantity]

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

  • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
  • they had lunch at one

Synonyms for one in the sense of this definition

(one is a kind of ...) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

"0 and 1 are digits"

(... is a kind of one ) a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive

(... is a kind of one ) a single object (as distinguished from a pair)

Definition 3: used of a single unit or thing; not two or more - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • `ane' is Scottish

Synonyms for one in the sense of this definition

(one is similar to ...) being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order

"cardinal numbers"

Definition 4: being a single entity made by combining separate components - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • three chemicals combining into one solution

(one is similar to ...) made or joined or united into one

Definition 5: (informal) very; used informally as an intensifier - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • that is one fine dog
  • a right fine day

Synonyms for one in the sense of this definition

(one is similar to ...) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

"extraordinary authority" "an extraordinary achievement" "her extraordinary beauty" "enjoyed extraordinary popularity" "an extraordinary capacity for work" "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

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

Definition 6: eminent beyond or above comparison - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for one in the sense of this definition

(one is similar to ...) such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared

"an incomparable week of rest and pleasure" "the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency" "this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data"

Definition 7: indefinite in time or position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • he will come one day
  • one place or another

(one is similar to ...) vague or not clearly defined or stated

"must you be so indefinite?" "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges" "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal"

Definition 8: of the same kind or quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • two animals of one species

(one is similar to ...) closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree

"curtains the same color as the walls" "two girls of the same age" "mother and son have the same blue eyes" "animals of the same species" "the same rules as before" "two boxes having the same dimensions" "the same day next year"

Definition 9: having the indivisible character of a unit - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a unitary action
  • spoke with one voice

Synonyms for one in the sense of this definition

(one is similar to ...) characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity

"presented a united front"

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