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Definition of "one" [one]

  • Being a single entity, unit, object, or living being. (adjective)
  • Characterized by unity; undivided: They spoke with one voice. (adjective)
  • Of the same kind or quality: two animals of one species. (adjective)
  • Forming a single entity of two or more components: three chemicals combining into one solution. (adjective)
  • Being a single member or element of a group, category, or kind: I'm just one player on the team. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "one" in a sentence
  • "In one of the monthly support groups I run, one* of the stepmothers shared that she, her husband and 21 year old stepdaughter went to a family therapist for help."
  • "It makes me laugh to think about Trijang Rinpoche scurrying to collect his offerings, saying to his attendant, �put this one away�and this one�and this one�."
  • "Be warned..one of the lead characters I assume he is one of the main characters is a half-elf named Cage Stone."