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Meaning of "number one" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NUMBER ONE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NUMBER ONE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Number one can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES NUMBER ONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

number one

1 (number)

1 is a number, a numeral, and the name of the glyph representing that number. It represents a single entity, the unit of counting or measurement. For example, a line segment of "unit length" is a line segment of length 1.

Definition of number one in the English dictionary

The first definition of number one in the dictionary is the first in a series or sequence. Other definition of number one is the most important person; leader, chief. Number one is also the bestselling pop record in any one week.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NUMBER ONE

number
Number 10
number crunching
number eight wire
number line
number off
Number Ten
number theory
number two
number work
number-cruncher
numberable
numbered account
numberer
numbering
numbering machine
numberless
numberlessly
numberlessness
numberplate

WORDS THAT END LIKE NUMBER ONE

a good one
at one
be made one
big one
day one
every one
for the life of one
have it in one
hole in one
in one
loved one
no one
off on one
old one
one on one
one to one
public enemy number one
pull a fast one
the old one
the one

Synonyms and antonyms of number one in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «number one» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NUMBER ONE

Find out the translation of number one to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of number one from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «number one» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

头号
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

número uno
570 millions of speakers

English

number one
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नंबर एक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رقم واحد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

номер один
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

número um
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক নম্বর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

numéro un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

nombor satu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nummer eins
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ナンバーワン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

번호를 하나의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

nomer siji
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một số
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண் ஒன்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पहीला क्रमांक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bir numara
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

numero uno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

numer jeden
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

номер один
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

numărul unu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νούμερο ένα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nommer een
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nummer ett
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nummer én
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of number one

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NUMBER ONE»

The term «number one» is very widely used and occupies the 10.542 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NUMBER ONE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «number one» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «number one» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about number one

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10 QUOTES WITH «NUMBER ONE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word number one.
1
Yolanda Adams
You don't just become number one because you sing like everybody else. There is something different you bring to the table. Make sure you are constantly getting into the newest technologies. Learn the history of what you do, and always respect the ones who came before you.
2
Stephen Ambrose
The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major.
3
Eve Arnold
Lesson number one: Pay attention to the intrusion of the camera.
4
Tracy Austin
We've gotta give Richard Williams a lot of credit - to give us two number one champions is a phenomenal feat.
5
George Benson
My biggest song in the world is 'Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You.' All over the world, it's number one on the whole planet.
6
Sepp Blatter
The World Cup must remain the number one competition, because it is our only source of money and, with that money, we can develop football in the whole world.
7
Bill Bradley
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
8
David D. Burns
Depression has been called the world's number one public health problem. In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you.
9
Ornette Coleman
You don't have to worry about being a number one, number two, or number three. Numbers don't have anything to do with placement. Numbers only have something to do with repetition.
10
Jilly Cooper
The bank told us we ought to sell this house to pay off our overdraft. Riders saved the day. I was so pleased when it got to number one, I went all around the fields crying and crying.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NUMBER ONE»

Discover the use of number one in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to number one and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Brother Number One: A Political Biography of Pol Pot
In this revised edition, Chandler provides new information on the state of Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge following the death of Pol Pot in 1997.
David P Chandler, 1999
2
Patient number one: a true story of how one CEO took on ...
A corporate CEO recalls his fight against both a deadly form of cancer and a patent dispute that prevented his own company from saving his life Rick Murdock was forty-four years old when he was named CEO of CellPro, a thriving biotech ...
Rick Murdock, David Fisher, 2000
3
Japan As Number One: Lessons for America
Vogel suggests that the methods by which Japan twice modernized its institutions--late in the nineteenth century and again after World War II--may aid America in rethinking its own societal difficulties
Ezra F. Vogel, 2001
4
Number One Kid
In this delightful new series, award-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff introduces readers to a quirky, lovable group of kids, capturing all the excitement and surprises of new friends and after-school fun.
Patricia Reilly Giff, 2010
5
The Billboard Book of Number One Rhythm & Blues Hits
Lists number one songs from "My Girl" by the Temptations to "It Never Rains (in Southern California)" by Tony! Toni! Tone! and includes background information on the songs and their writers and performers
Adam White, Fred Bronson, 1993
6
Number one number fun
Pigs, chickens, and other farm animals prance and balance in piles, while the reader is invited to add and subtract their numbers.
Kay Chorao, 1996
7
The Manual: (how to Have a Number One the Easy Way)
First published in 1988, the book explains in minute detail all the steps needed to guarantee success.
Jimmy Cauty, Bill Drummond, 1998
8
Living in the Number One Country: Reflections from a Critic ...
A critique of the "American Empire" focuses on the role of communications corporations in controlling information and speech throughout the world.
Herbert I. Schiller, 2000
9
What It Takes to Be Number One
"In What It Takes to Be Number One, Vince Lombardi Jr. brings to life his father's most famous speech. He delves into the nine key principles that shaped Vince Lombardi's coaching philosophy and his life.
Vince Lombardi, Jr., 2012
10
The Billboard book of number one adult contemporary hits
Offers insider's information on the songwriters, artists, producers, and label executives who crafted each song that made it to the top
Wesley Hyatt, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NUMBER ONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term number one is used in the context of the following news items.
1
How Did OMI Go From Obscurity To Having The Number One In The …
In fact, by the time it hit number one on the Hot 100 last week, it had matched the feat in over a dozen countries across the globe, including ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
Little Mix single Black Magic spends second week at number one
Speaking about the achievement they said: "We're super-duper excited to be number one with 'Black Magic' - we never thought we'd see the ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
3
Rafael Benitez Backs Keylor Navas As His Real Madrid Number One
Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has backed Keylor Navas to be his number one goalkeeper, despite being linked strongly to Manchester ... «beIN SPORTS USA Breaking News, Jul 15»
4
Focus on Fitness: Safety is the number one priority
#At Old Town Hot Springs, safety is our number-one priority. We teach Red Cross swim lessons and base our privates on Red Cross standards. «Steamboat Pilot & Today, Jul 15»
5
Cheltenham tennis ace Thomas Mellor eyes number one spot …
But when Thomas Mellor, from Leckhampton, jets to Ecuador in September for the Inas Global Games, he's hoping to change all that. «Gloucestershire Echo, Jul 15»
6
Usain Bolt ready to beat Justin Gatlin at World Championships
"I was never number two, I am still number one. Until I retire that's the plan," said the double world champion. "I was happy with what I did," ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
7
Frontier Touring is Number One Concert Promoter in the World
Frontier Touring is today celebrating the news that it is the world's #1 independent concert promoter, according to leading US publication ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
8
Coleford frontman Olly Alexander and band Years and Years enjoy …
Years and Years have claimed the number one slot in the Official Albums Chart for a second week. Their debut LP, Communion, outsold its ... «Gloucester Citizen, Jul 15»
9
Blues set to miss out on number one target?
Birmingham City look set to miss out on former loan star Diego Fabbrini after reports started to emerge that the Italian international is on his way ... «Vitalfootball, Jul 15»
10
Is The PedEgg Still 'Number One'
Professional pedicures are a luxury for beautifying your tootsies. But can you get your soles smooth at home? Consumer Reports enlisted 20 ... «WFMY News 2, Jul 15»

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