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They say the first World Series is the one you remember most. No, no no. I guarantee you don't remember that one because the fantasy world you always dreamed about is suddenly real.
Sparky Anderson

Meaning of "one" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ONE

Old English ān, related to Old French ān, ēn, Old High German ein, Old Norse einn, Latin unus, Greek oinē ace.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ONE

one  [wʌn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ONE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
One can act as a noun, a pronoun and a determiner.
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 pronoun is a word that replaces other terms that designate people or things at any given moment.

The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WHAT DOES ONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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 one in the English dictionary

The first definition of one in the dictionary is single; lone; not two or more. Other definition of one is distinct from all others; only; unique. One is also a specified as distinct from another or others of its kind.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ONE

ondograph
one and all
one and only
one another
one by one
one false move and
one fell swoop
one foot in the grave
one for his nob
one for the road
one o´clock
one of these days
one on one
one or two
one size fits all
One Thousand Guineas
one to one
one way and another
one with another
one-act play

WORDS THAT END LIKE ONE

a good one
alone
Anne
anyone
bonne
cuisine
define
determine
divine
done
eine
engine
everyone
fine
genuine
gone
hotline
hurricane
imagine
in one

Synonyms and antonyms of one in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ONE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «one» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of one

Translation of «one» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ONE

Find out the translation of one to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «one» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

uno
570 millions of speakers

English

one
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَاحِدٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

один
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Satu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eins
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

1
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Siji
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jeden
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

один
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

unu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

een
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of one

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ONE»

The term «one» is very widely used and occupies the 207 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of one
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «one».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ONE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «one» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «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 one

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10 QUOTES WITH «ONE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word one.
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Lynn Abbey
I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books.
2
George Matthew Adams
No one owns you. one hundred per cent of the stock in your personal corporation belongs to you.
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Joseph Addison
Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
4
Marc Almond
These days i tend to use one project I do as a kind of offshoot to the next.
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Sparky Anderson
They say the first World Series is the one you remember most. No, no no. I guarantee you don't remember that one because the fantasy world you always dreamed about is suddenly real.
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Phil Anselmo
Music is there for us to explore. To intentionally limit yourself to one, two, or three genres is limitation at its worst. Music is huge; it's a gigantic history lesson, and if you are true music fan or a musician, you should explore it. It's all right there in front of us.
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Avicii
I guess I think like deep inside, I know that it's like, it's a different kind of performing, it's not really... You're not performing like a guitar player or a singer is performing, you know what I mean? So it's weird to be in the same type setup as one of those. 'Cause I'm not really doing much, you know, like technically it's not that hard.
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Diedrich Bader
Working on a sitcom and improv improves your comedic chops. If you do it long enough, the one thing you learn to do is listen to the other characters.
9
Pearl Bailey
Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible.
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Gareth Bale
As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him in the playground. But I don't think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ONE»

Discover the use of one in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to one and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Told with immediacy, grace and harrowing emotional accuracy, The Cellist of Sarajevo shows how, when the everyday act of crossing the street can risk lives, the human spirit is revealed in all its fortitude - and frailty.
Steven Galloway, 2009
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The Yellow Birds: A Novel
A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.
Kevin Powers, 2012
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One L
In the new afterword for this edition of One L, the author looks back on law school from the perspective of ten years' work as a lawyer and offers some suggestions for reforming legal education.
Scott Turow, 2010
4
March: Book One:
Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.
John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, 2013
5
Ready Player One
' Guardian 'This book pleased every geeky bone in my geeky body. I felt like it was written just for me.' Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of The Wise Man's Fear 'I really, really loved Ready Player One .
Ernest Cline, 2011
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Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to ...
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Henry Hazlitt, 2010
7
Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China
"This is a seminal contribution to policy making as a subject of anthropological study.
Susan Greenhalgh, 2008
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Being No One: The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity
" In Being No One, Metzinger, a German philosopher, draws strongly on neuroscientific research to present a representationalist and functional analysis of what a consciously experienced first-person perspective actually is.
Thomas Metzinger, 2004
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Cutting for Stone
Marion, fresh out of medical school, flees Ethiopia and makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital.
Abraham Verghese, 2010
10
The One Best System: A History of American Urban Education
Mr. Tyack has placed his colorful, wide-ranging view of history within a broad new framework drawn from the most recent work in history, sociology, and political science.
David B. Tyack, 1974

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term one is used in the context of the following news items.
1
One Of The Biggest Upsets In UFC History
One flush shot, and they're taking one of those fun naps where they wake up having forgotten everything that happened in the last 24 hours. «Kotaku, Jul 15»
2
Microsoft will add keyboard, mouse support to Xbox One for gaming
Microsoft has been working to improve the Xbox One's value proposition through offering features like backwards compatibility and the ability to ... «ExtremeTech, Jul 15»
3
He's got a potato face but could be the one for me
'There was one I was immediately attracted to. Not the handsome tanned one or the actor or the floppy-haired Peter Pan type: the potato-faced ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
How low can the loonie go? 55 cents US, says one expert
The loonie has suffered one of its worst weeks in recent history, plummeting to record lows it hasn't reached in 11 years. The Canadian dollar ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
5
One Down for Perry
One of the nastier political prosecutions in memory took a hit on Friday when a Texas appeals court dismissed one of the two felony counts ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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One dead, four hurt in Highway 1 crash
One female passenger of one of the four vehicles involved in the collision was pronounced dead at the scene. Four others were transported to ... «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
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UFC 189 PPV buys top one million as Conor McGregor and Co. cap …
In addition to raking in the dough, "The Notorious" one helped UFC score $7.2 million at the live gate, a stateside record, in addition to an ... «MMAmania.com, Jul 15»
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'Zayn is coming back': One Direction fans in frenzy at new rumour he …
There have been a fair few false rumours trending on Twitter, you'd think most fans would have wisened to it now - could this one be true? «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Civilian guards ordered to leave shopping center after one
One of them has been charged with a misdemeanor after he accidentally fired his AR-15 rifle. Someone from the recruiting center at 1530 River ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
10
Yahoo Quietly Acquired Germany's Media Group One For $23M In Q1
Yahoo's well-worn acquisition trail to bring tech and talent back into the Internet company has been one of the more notable hallmarks of life ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»

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