One
One One (w[u^]n), indef. pron. Any person, indefinitely; a person or body; as, what one would have well done, one should do one's self. [1913 Webster]

It was well worth one's while. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

Against this sort of condemnation one must steel one's self as one best can. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

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 relation. [1913 Webster]

When any one heareth the word. --Matt. xiii. 19. [1913 Webster]

She knew every one who was any one in the land of Bohemia. --Compton Reade. [1913 Webster]

The Peloponnesians and the Athenians fought against one another. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). [1913 Webster]

The gentry received one another. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


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  • One — (w[u^]n), 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. o i nh the ace on dice; cf. Skr. [=e]ka. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • One — One, n. 1. A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i. [1913 Webster] 3. A single person or thing. The shining ones. Bunyan. Hence, with your little ones. Shak. [1913 Webster] He… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • One — One, v. t. To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite; to assimilite. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The rich folk that embraced and oned all their heart to treasure of the world. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -one — suff. (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 hydrocarbons; as, nonone. [archaic] [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -one — ([=o]n). [From Gr. w nh, signifying, female descendant.] (Chem.) A suffix indicating that the substance, in the name of which it appears, is a ketone; as, acetone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • one — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English on, an, from Old English ān; akin to Old High German ein one, Latin unus (Old Latin oinos), Sanskrit eka Date: before 12th century 1. being a single unit or thing < one day at a time > 2. a. being one in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • one — See: AT ONE, FOR ONE, GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER, HANG ONE ON, HOLE IN ONE, KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE, NUMBER ONE, SIX OF ONE AND HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER, SLIP ONE OVER ON, TEN TO ONE, TWO TO ONE, WORDS OF ONE SYLLABLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • one — See: AT ONE, FOR ONE, GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER, HANG ONE ON, HOLE IN ONE, KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE, NUMBER ONE, SIX OF ONE AND HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER, SLIP ONE OVER ON, TEN TO ONE, TWO TO ONE, WORDS OF ONE SYLLABLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • (ONe) — Infobox Album | Name = (ONe) Type = Album Artist = The Panic Channel |250px|center Released = August 15, 2006 (U.S.) September 4, 2006 (Rest of World) Recorded = 2005 2006 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 53:06 Label = Capitol Records Producer …   Wikipedia

  • -one — The suffix one is used in organic chemistry to form names of organic compounds containing the C(=O) group: see ketone. Sometimes a number between hyphens is inserted before it to state which atom the =O atom is attached to. This suffix was… …   Wikipedia

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