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one    : [w'ʌn] [hw'ʌn]
-one \-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.
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-one \-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]
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One \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 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.
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The dream of Pharaoh is one. --Gen. xli.
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O that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those men in England.
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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 Claudio.
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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.
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From the one side of heaven unto the other. --Deut.
iv. 32.
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4. Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a
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The church is therefore one, though the members may
be many. --Bp. Pearson
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5. Single in kind; the same; a common.
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One plague was on you all, and on your lords. --1
Sam. vi. 4.
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6. Single; unmarried. [Obs.]
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Men may counsel a woman to be one. --Chaucer.
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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.
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{All one}, of the same or equal nature, or consequence; all
the same; as, he says that it is all one what course you
take. --Shak.

{One day}.
(a) On a certain day, not definitely specified, referring
to time past.
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One day when Phoebe fair,
With all her band, was following the chase.
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(b) Referring to future time: At some uncertain day or
period in the future; some day.
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Well, I will marry one day. --Shak.
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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.
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It was well worth one's while. --Hawthorne.
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Against this sort of condemnation one must steel one's
self as one best can. --G. Eliot.
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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
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When any one heareth the word. --Matt. xiii.
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She knew every one who was any one in the land of
Bohemia. --Compton
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The Peloponnesians and the Athenians fought
against one another. --Jowett
(Thucyd. ).
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The gentry received one another. --Thackeray.
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One \One\, n.
1. A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers.
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2. A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i.
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3. A single person or thing. "The shining ones." --Bunyan.
"Hence, with your little ones." --Shak.
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He will hate the one, and love the other. --Matt.
vi. 24.
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That we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the
other on thy left hand, in thy glory. --Mark x. 37.
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{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."

{one on one} contesting an opponent individually; -- in a

{go one on one}, to contest one opponent by oneself; -- in a
game, esp. basketball.
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One \One\, v. t.
To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to
unite; to assimilite. [Obs.]
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The rich folk that embraced and oned all their heart to
treasure of the world. --Chaucer.
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adj 1: used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; "`ane'
is Scottish" [synonym: {one}, {1}, {i}, {ane}]
2: having the indivisible character of a unit; "a unitary
action"; "spoke with one voice" [synonym: {one(a)}, {unitary}]
3: of the same kind or quality; "two animals of one species"
4: used informally as an intensifier; "that is one fine dog"
5: indefinite in time or position; "he will come one day"; "one
place or another"
6: being a single entity made by combining separate components;
"three chemicals combining into one solution"
7: 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"
[synonym: {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" [synonym: {one}, {1}, {I},
{ace}, {single}, {unity}]
2: a single person or thing; "he is the best one"; "this is the
one I ordered"

195 Moby Thesaurus words for "one":
Adamite, I, a, a certain, ace, aggregate, alike, all, all one,
all the same, all-embracing, all-inclusive, all-knowing,
all-powerful, all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, amalgamated, an, any,
any one, assimilated, associate, atom, atomic, being, blended,
body, boundless, cat, certain, changeless, chap, character,
coadunate, coalesce, combinative, combinatory, combined,
comprehensive, conjoint, conjugate, conjunctive, connect,
connective, consolidated, consubstantial, coupled, creating,
creative, creature, customer, duck, duplicate, earthling, eclectic,
either, entire, eternal, eternally the same, everlasting,
exactly alike, exclusive, exhaustive, fellow, fused, glorious,
good, gross, groundling, guy, hallowed, hand, head, highest,
holistic, holy, homo, homoousian, human, human being, identic,
identical, immortal, immutable, inclusive, incorporated,
indistinguishable, individual, indivisible, infinite, integral,
integrated, irreducible, joined, joint, joker, just, just alike,
life, like, limitless, link, living soul, lone, loving, luminous,
majestic, making, man, married, matched, mated, measured, merciful,
merged, mixed, monad, monadic, monistic, mortal, no other,
none else, nose, nothing else, nought beside, numinous, omnibus,
omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, one and indivisible,
one and only, only, paired, particular, partnered, party,
permanent, perpetual, person, personage, personality, quantified,
quantitative, quantitive, quantized, radiant, relate, sacred, same,
selfsame, separate, shaping, simple, single, singular, sole, solid,
solitary, some, somebody, someone, soul, sovereign, supreme,
syncretistic, syncretized, synthesized, tellurian, terran,
timeless, total, twin, ubiquitous, unanalyzable, unbounded,
unchanging, undefined, undifferent, undivided, uniform, unique,
unit, unitary, unite, united, universal, unlimited, wed, wedded,
whole, without difference, without distinction, worldling

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