Hypertext Webster Gateway: "One"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

-one \-one\ [From Gr. -w`nh, signifying, female descendant.]
A suffix indicating that the substance, in the name of which
it appears, is a ketone; as, acetone.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

-one \-one\(Chem.)
A termination indicating that the hydrocarbon to the name of
which it is affixed belongs to the fourth series of
hydrocarbons, or the third series of unsaturated
hydrocarbonsl as, nonone.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

One \One\, a. [OE. one, on, an, AS. ["a]n; akin to D. een, OS.
["e]n, OFries. ["e]n, ["a]n, G. ein, Dan. een, Sw. en, Icel.
einn, Goth. ains, W. un, Ir. & Gael. aon, L. unus, earlier
oinos, oenos, Gr. ? the ace on dice; cf. Skr. ["e]ka. The
same word as the indefinite article a, an. [root] 299. Cf. 2d
A, 1st {An}, {Alone}, {Anon}, {Any}, {None}, {Nonce}, {Only},
{Onion}, {Unit}.]
1. Being a single unit, or entire being or thing, and no
more; not multifold; single; individual.

The dream of Pharaoh is one. --Gen. xli.

O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those
men in England. --Shak.

2. 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

3. 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.

From the one side of heaven unto the other. --Deut.
iv. 32.

4. Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a

The church is therefore one, though the members may
be many. --Bp. Pearson

5. Single in kind; the same; a common.

One plague was on you all, and on your lords. --1
Sam. vi. 4.

6. Single; inmarried. [Obs.]

Men may counsel a woman to be one. --Chaucer.

Note: One is often used in forming compound words, the
meaning of which is obvious; as, one-armed, one-celled,
one-eyed, one-handed, one-hearted, one-horned,
one-idead, one-leaved, one-masted, one-ribbed,
one-story, one-syllable, one-stringed, one-winged, etc.

{All one}, of the same or equal nature, or consequence; as,
he says that it is all one what course you take. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

One \One\, n.
1. A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers.

2. A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i.

3. A single person or thing. ``The shining ones.'' --Bunyan.
``Hence, with your little ones.'' --Shak.

He will hate the one, and love the other. --Matt.
vi. 24.

That we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the
other on thy left hand, in thy glory. --Mark x. 37.

{After one}, after one fashion; alike. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{At one}, in agreement or concord. See {At one}, in the

{Ever in one}, continually; perpetually; always. [Obs.]

{In one}, in union; in a single whole.

{One and one}, {One by one}, singly; one at a time; one after
another. ``Raising one by one the suppliant crew.''

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

One \One\, v. t.
To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to
unite; to assimilite. [Obs.]

The rich folk that embraced and oned all their heart to
treasure of the world. --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

One \One\, indef. pron.
Any person, indefinitely; a person or body; as, what one
would have well done, one should do one's self.

It was well worth one's while. --Hawthorne.

Against this sort of condemnation one must steel one's
self as one best can. --G. Eliot.

Note: One is often used with some, any, no, each, every,
such, a, many a, another, the other, etc. It is
sometimes joined with another, to denote a reciprocal

When any one heareth the word. --Matt. xiii.

She knew every one who was any one in the land of
Bohemia. --Compton

The Peloponnesians and the Athenians fought
against one another. --Jowett
(Thucyd. ).

The gentry received one another. --Thackeray.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; "`ane' is
Scottish" [syn: {1}, {i}, {ane}]
2: particular but unspecified; "early one evening" [syn: {one(a)}]
3: being one in number--a single unit or thing; "one person is
going"; "her one thought was to win"; "I'm just one player
on the team"; "one day is just like the next"; "seen one
horse and you've seen them all" [syn: {one(a)}]
4: being the single appropriate individual of a kind; only;
"the one horse that could win this race"; "the one person
I could marry" [syn: {one(a)}]
5: having the indivisible character of a unit; "a unitary
action"; "spoke with one voice" [syn: {one(a)}, {unitary}]
6: of the same kind or quality; "two animals of one species"
[syn: {one(a)}]
7: used informally as an intensifier; "that is one fine dog"
[syn: {one(a)}]
8: indefinite in time or position; "he will come one day"; "one
place or another" [syn: {one(a)}]
9: being a single entity made by combining separate components;
"three chemicals combining into one solution"
10: eminent beyond or above comparison; "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"
[syn: {matchless}, {nonpareil}, {one(a)}, {one and
only(a)}, {peerless}, {unmatched}, {unmatchable}, {unrivaled},
n 1: the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this
number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to
go with it"; "they had lunch at one" [syn: {1}, {I}, {ace},
{single}, {unity}]
2: a single person or thing; "he is the best one"; "this is the
one I ordered"

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