Webster 1913 Edition
ān; akin to D.
un, Ir. & Gael.
οἴνηthe ace on dice; cf. Skr.
ēka. The same word as the indefinite article
an. √ 299. Cf. 2d
Being a single unit, or entire being or thing, and no more; not multifold; single; individual.
The dream of Pharaoh is
Gen. xli. 25.
O that we now had here
oneten thousand of those men in England.
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.
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.
oneside of heaven unto the other.
Deut. iv. 32.
Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a whole.
The church is therefore
one, though the members may be many.
Single in kind; the same; a common.
Oneplague was on you all, and on your lords.
1 Sam. vi. 4.
Men may counsel a woman to be
☞ 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.
of the same or equal nature, or consequence; all the same;
as, he says that it is
all onewhat course you take.
On a certain day, not definitely specified, referring to time past.
One daywhen Phoebe fair,
With all her band, was following the chase.
Referring to future time: At some uncertain day or period in the future; some day.
Well, I will marry
A single unit;
oneis the base of all numbers
A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i.
A single person or thing.“The shining ones.”
Bunyan.“Hence, with your little ones.”
He will hate the
one, and love the other.
Matt. vi. 24.
That we may sit,
oneon thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
Mark x. 37.
Any person, indefinitely; a person or body;
onewould have well done,
It was well worth
Against this sort of condemnation
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.
oneheareth the word.
Matt. xiii. 19.
She knew every
onewho was any
onein the land of Bohemia.
The Peloponnesians and the Athenians fought against
Jowett (Thucyd. ).
The gentry received
To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite; to assimilite.
The rich folk that embraced and
onedall their heart to treasure of the world.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Single in number; individual; as one man; one book. There is one sun only in our system of planets.
2.Indefinitely, some or any. You will one day repent of your folly. But in this phrase, one day is equivalent to some future time.
3.It follows any.
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom. Matt. 13.
4.Different; diverse; opposed to another. It is one thing to promise, and another to fulfill.
5.It is used with another, to denote mutuality or reciprocation. Be kind and assist one another.
6.It is used with another, to denote average or mean proportion. The coins one with another, weigh seven penny weight each.
7.One of two; opposed to other.
Ask from one side of heaven to the other. Deut. 4.
8.Single by union; undivided; the same.
The church is therefore one, though the members may be many.
9.Single in kind; the same.
One plague was on you all and on your lords. 1Sam. 4.
1.One day, on a certain or particular day, referring to time past.
One day when Phoebe fair with all her band was following the chase.
2.Referring to future time; at a future time, indefinitely. [See One, No. 2.]
At one, in union; in agreement or concord.
The king resolved to keep Ferdinand and Philip at one with themselves.
In one, in union; in one united body.
One, like many other adjectives is used without a noun, and is to be considered as a substitute for some noun understood. Let the men depart one by one; count them one by one; every one has his peculiar habits; we learn of one another, that is, we learn, one of us learns of another.
In this use, as a substitute, one may be plural; as the great ones of the earth; they came with their little ones.
It also denotes union, a united body.
Ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal 3.
One o'clock, one hour of the clock that is, as signified or represented by the clock.
One is used indefinitely for any person; as, one sees; one knows; after the French manner, on voit. Our ancestors used man in this manner; man sees; man knows; 'man brohte,' man brought, that is, they brought.
This word we have received from the Latin through the Italian and French. The same word from our Saxon ancestors we write an.