Translingual Edit

 
Signal flag for the digit 1

Etymology Edit

From English one.

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

one

  1. (international standards) NATO & ICAO radiotelephony clear code (spelling alphabet name) for the digit 1.
    Synonym: unaone (ITU/IMO)

References Edit

  1. ^ Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, October 2001, retrieved 23 January 2019, page §5.2.1.4.3.1

English Edit

English numbers (edit)
10
 ←  0 1 2  →  10  → 
    Cardinal: one
    Ordinal: first
    Latinate ordinal: primary
    Adverbial: one time, once
    Multiplier: onefold
    Latinate multiplier: single
    Distributive: singly
    Collective: onesome
    Multiuse collective: singlet
    Greek or Latinate collective: monad
    Greek collective prefix: mono-
    Latinate collective prefix: uni-
    Fractional: whole
    Elemental: singlet
    Greek prefix: proto-
    Number of musicians: solo
    Number of years: year

Alternative forms Edit

  • wone, o (both obsolete)
  • (Arabic numeral): 1 (see for numerical forms in other scripts)
  • (Roman numeral): I

Etymology 1 Edit

From Middle English oon, on, oan, an, from Old English ān (one), from Proto-West Germanic *ain, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz (one), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (single, one).

Cognate with Scots ae, ane, wan, yin (one); North Frisian ån (one); Saterland Frisian aan (one); West Frisian ien (one); Dutch een, één (one); German Low German een; German ein, eins (one); Danish en (one); Swedish en (one); Norwegian Nynorsk ein (one), Icelandic einn (one); Latin ūnus (one) (Old Latin oinos); Russian оди́н (odín), Spanish uno. Doublet of a, an, and Uno.

Use as indefinite personal pronoun influenced by unrelated French on.[1]

Verb form from Middle English onen.

Pronunciation Edit

Around the 14th century, in southwest and western England, the word began to be pronounced with an initial /w/[1][2] (compare e.g. woak, Middle English wocke, a dialectal form of oak),[3] and the spellings won and wone began to be found alongside on, one;[4] the /w/, though initially nonstandard, had become the norm by the 18th century.[1] In alone, atone, and only,[2] as well as in the dialectal form un, 'un[1] (and in none and no),[5] the older pronunciations without /w/ are preserved,[1][2] while once shows the same /w/.

Numeral Edit

one

  1. The number represented by the Arabic numeral 1; the numerical value equal to that cardinal number.
    In some religions, there is only one god.
    In many cultures, a baby turns one year old a year after its birth.
    One person, one vote.
  2. (number theory) The first positive number in the set of natural numbers.
  3. (set theory) The cardinality of the smallest nonempty set.
  4. (mathematics) The ordinality of an element which has no predecessor, usually called first or number one.
Synonyms Edit
  • yan, yen (Northumbria, Cumbria)
Derived terms Edit
Related terms Edit
Descendants Edit
  • Bahamian Creole: wan
  • Belizean Creole: wan
  • Bislama: wan
  • Gullah: one
  • Jamaican Creole: wan
  • Nigerian Pidgin: wọ́n, wọn
  • Sranan Tongo: wan
  • Tok Pisin: wan
  • Atong (India): wan
  • Fanagalo: wan
Translations Edit

Pronoun Edit

one (reflexive oneself, possessive adjective one’s, plural ones)

  1. (impersonal pronoun, indefinite) One thing (among a group of others); one member of a group.
    Any one of the boys.  The big one looks good.  I want the green one.  Every one of the bank’s employees.  A good driver is one who drives carefully.
  2. (impersonal pronoun, sometimes with "the") The first mentioned of two things or people, as opposed to the other.
    She offered him an apple and an orange; he took one and left the other.
    • 1699, William Temple, Heads designed for an essay on conversations[2]:
      Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
  3. (indefinite personal pronoun) Any person (applying to people in general).
    Synonym: generic you
    One’s guilt may trouble one, but it is best not to let oneself be troubled by things which cannot be changed.One shouldn’t be too quick to judge.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], →OCLC:
      It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm, with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, in The Mirror and the Lamp[3]:
      She was a fat, round little woman, richly apparelled in velvet and lace, []; and the way she laughed, cackling like a hen, the way she talked to the waiters and the maid, [] — all these unexpected phenomena impelled one to hysterical mirth, and made one class her with such immortally ludicrous types as Ally Sloper, the Widow Twankey, or Miss Moucher.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 5, in The China Governess[4]:
      ‘It's rather like a beautiful Inverness cloak one has inherited. Much too good to hide away, so one wears it instead of an overcoat and pretends it's an amusing new fashion.’
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page vii:
      With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get [].
    • 2013 September 6, Philip Hoare, “If we're all Martians, who are the aliens?”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 13, page 48:
      One has to admire the sheer optimism of modern science: I love the fact that there is such a discipline as astrobiology, whose practitioners' task is to imagine what life might be like on other planets. Yet here on the home planet we have profoundly strange aliens of our own.
  4. (pronoun) Any person, entity or thing.
    "driver", noun: one who drives.
Usage notes Edit
Synonyms Edit
  • (unidentified person): you, they (in nominative personal case)
Derived terms Edit
Translations Edit
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Noun Edit

one (plural ones)

  1. The digit or figure 1.
  2. (by ellipsis) Used to briefly refer to a noun phrase understood by context
    1. (US) A one-dollar bill.
      I need some ones to make change.
    2. One o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
    3. (cricket) One run scored by hitting the ball and running between the wickets; a single.
    4. A joke or amusing anecdote.
      Did you hear the one about the agnostic dyslexic insomniac?
  3. (followed by for) A person (having some specified characteristic or attribute).
  4. (colloquial) A particularly special or compatible person or thing.
    I knew as soon I met him that John was the one for me and we were married within a month.
    That car's the one — I'll buy it.
    • 1995, Bryan Adams, Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?:
      When you love a woman then tell her / that she's really wanted / When you love a woman then tell her that she's the one / 'cause she needs somebody to tell her / that it's gonna last forever
  5. (dated) (euphemistic or derogatory) A gay person.
    • 1933 March 25, Dorothy Parker, “The Diary of a Lady”, in The New Yorker[5], page 13:
      Finally got Ollie Martin. He couldn't have more poise, and what do I care if he is one?
  6. (mathematics) The identity element with respect to multiplication in a ring.
  7. (Internet slang, leetspeak, sarcastic) Used instead of ! to amplify an exclamation, parodying unskilled typists who forget to press the shift key while typing exclamation points, thus typing "1".
    A: SUM1 Hl3p ME im alwyz L0ziN!1!?1!
    Someone help me; I'm always losing!?
    B: y d0nt u just g0 away l0zer!!1!!one!!one!!eleven!!1!
    Why don't you just go away loser!
    • 2003 September 26, "DEAL WITH IT!!!!11one!!", in alt.games.video.nintendo.gamecube, Usenet
    • 2004 November 9, "AWK sound recorder!!!11!!11one", in comp.lang.awk, Usenet
    • 2007 December 1, "STANFORD!!1!!1!one!11!!1oneone!1!1!", in rec.sport.football.college, Usenet
Synonyms Edit
  • (mathematics: multiplicative identity): unity
  • (US: one-dollar bill): single
  • (sarcastic substitution for !): 1, eleven
Translations Edit
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Adjective Edit

one (not comparable)

  1. Of a period of time, being particular.
    One day the prince set forth to kill the dragon that had brought terror to his father’s kingdom for centuries.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter IV, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
      One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.
  2. Being a single, unspecified thing; a; any.
    My aunt used to say, "One day is just like the other."
  3. Sole, only.
    He is the one man who can help you.
    The one male audience member at the concert is invited on stage.
  4. Whole, entire.
    Body and soul are not separate; they are one.
  5. In agreement.
    We are one on the importance of learning.
  6. The same.
    The two types look very different, but are one species.

Determiner Edit

one

  1. Used for emphasis in place of a
    1. Being a preeminent example.
      He is one hell of a guy.
    2. Being an unknown person with the specified name; see also "a certain".
      The town records from 1843 showed the overnight incarceration of one “A. Lincoln”.
Derived terms Edit
Terms derived from the adjective, noun, numeral, determiner, or pronoun one
Translations Edit
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Verb Edit

one (third-person singular simple present ones, present participle oning, simple past and past participle oned)

  1. To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite.
    • c. 1382 (date written)​, Geffray Chaucer [i.e., Geoffrey Chaucer], “Boetius de consolatione Philosophie”, in [William Thynne], editor, The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed, [], [London: [] Richard Grafton for] Iohn Reynes [], published 1542, →OCLC:
      Toldyng of temporell ordinaunce, assembled and oned in the lokyng of the Divine thoughte
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 1994, Christopher Nugent, Mysticism, Death and Dying, page 55:
      The question, of course, evokes discernment, not dogma, but we should note that the "unknowing" involves intellectual knowledge, whereas the problematic of being "oned" involves experiential knowledge.
    • 2000, Carolyn Baker, The Journey of Forgiveness: Fulfilling the Healing Process, page 145:
      And both shall be oned in eternal happiness.
    • 2003, Elizabeth MacKinlay, Mental Health and Spirituality in Later Life, page 83:
      Knit and oned to God human beings are irrevocably in relationship with the divine.
    • 2019, David Grieve, Love in Thin Places: Confessions of a Cathedral Chaplain, page 43:
      What might be if we were Oned? United, as we would say, but at a greater depth than being a season ticket holder in a football club, or a shareholder in some conglomerate.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “one”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 atone”, in The Century Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
  3. ^ Christopher Upward, George Davidson, The History of English Spelling (2011), section "O"
  4. ^ Middle English Dictionary: "ō̆n"
  5. ^ Oliver Farrer Emerson, the History of the English Language (1921), page 314

Etymology 2 Edit

Analogous to several senses of Min Nan ê and Mandarin (de, declarative particle, nominalizer, etc.). This semantic loan might have stemmed from the apparent similarity between one as a prop-word and / --ê as a nominalizer (e.g. 青色 (the green one; green ones)). Compare Cantonese (ge3).

Pronunciation Edit

  • (Singapore) IPA(key): /wʌn/, [wän˦], (at the end of sentences) [wän˦˧]

Particle Edit

one (Singapore, Singlish)

  1. Used at the end of a sentence to highlight the characteristics of someone or something.
    Got almonds one.There are almonds in it.
    How come so heavy one?Why is it so heavy?
    • 2000 February 14, Patricia Mok, The Straits Times, Singapore, Life!, page 5:
      ‘My boyfriends very possessive one. They don’t allow me to wear clothes I want, do things I want,’ she laments.
    • 2004, Ethical Egoist, soc.culture.singapore (Usenet):
      Why so special one?
  2. Used in place of the direct object at the end of a sentence to highlight the grammatical agent.
    My friend send one.It was sent by my friend.
    Who say one?Who said so?
    • 2011, Singrish King, soc.culture.singapore (Usenet):
      ooooooooooar! you own self admit one har! i never say one har!
  3. A nominalizer; used to form a noun phrase without a head noun.
    The sell fruits one went home already.The fruit seller went home.

Pronoun Edit

one (Singapore, Singlish)

  1. (relative, rare) Functions as a relative pronoun at the end of a relative clause.

See also Edit

References Edit

  • Wong, Jock (2005), “"Why you so Singlish one?" A semantic and cultural interpretation of the Singapore English particle one”, in Language in Society, volume 34, issue 2, Cambridge University Press, →DOI, pages 239-275
  • Chow, Siew Yeng; Bond, Francis (2022), “Singlish Where Got Rules One? Constructing a Computational Grammar for Singlish”, in Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation[6], pages 5243-5250

Anagrams Edit

Aiwoo Edit

Verb Edit

one

  1. to hunt

References Edit

Hawaiian Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qone, from Proto-Austronesian *qənay.

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

one

  1. sand

Japanese Edit

Romanization Edit

one

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おね

Kustenau Edit

Noun Edit

one

  1. water

References Edit

  • Anales: Sección historico-filosófica (Museo de Historia Natural de Montevideo), volume 1 (2), part 1

Mangarevan Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qone, from Proto-Austronesian *qənay.

Noun Edit

one

  1. sand

Maori Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qone, from Proto-Austronesian *qənay.

Noun Edit

one

  1. beach
  2. sand, mud
  3. soil, earth

Middle English Edit

Etymology 1 Edit

Preposition Edit

one

  1. Alternative form of on

Adverb Edit

one

  1. Alternative form of on (on)

Etymology 2 Edit

Numeral Edit

one

  1. Alternative form of on

Etymology 3 Edit

Adverb Edit

one

  1. Alternative form of on (singly)

Etymology 4 Edit

Noun Edit

one (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of hone (delay)

Etymology 5 Edit

Verb Edit

one (third-person singular simple present oneth, present participle onende, onynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle oned)

  1. Alternative form of onen

Etymology 6 Edit

Verb Edit

one (third-person singular simple present an, present participle onende, first-/third-person singular past indicative oðe, past participle onen)

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of unnen

Etymology 7 Edit

Noun Edit

one (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of wone (course)

Etymology 8 Edit

Noun Edit

one (plural ones)

  1. Alternative form of oven

Etymology 9 Edit

Adjective Edit

one

  1. Alternative form of owen

Niuean Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qone, from Proto-Austronesian *qənay.

Noun Edit

one

  1. sand
  2. gunpowder

Old Frisian Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Germanic *ēnu (without). Cognates include Old Saxon āno and Old Dutch *āna.

Pronunciation Edit

Preposition Edit

one

  1. except

References Edit

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Polish Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Slavic *ony.

Pronunciation Edit

Pronoun Edit

one pl

  1. nominative plural of ona; they; nonvirile third-person plural pronoun, used for all groups not containing men

Declension Edit

See also Edit

Further reading Edit

  • one in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • one in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Rarotongan Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qone, from Proto-Austronesian *qənay.

Noun Edit

one

  1. sand

Samoan Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qone, from Proto-Austronesian *qənay.

Noun Edit

one

  1. sand

Serbo-Croatian Edit

Etymology Edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ony, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ónos.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ǒne/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ne

Pronoun Edit

òne (Cyrillic spelling о̀не)

  1. they (nominative plural of òna (she)); nonvirile third-person plural pronoun, used for all groups not containing men
  2. masculine plural accusative of onaj

Declension Edit

Slovene Edit

Etymology Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation Edit

Pronoun Edit

óne

  1. they (feminine plural, more than two)

Inflection Edit

Forms between parentheses indicate clitic forms; the main forms are used for emphasis.

See also Edit

Tahitian Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qone, from Proto-Austronesian *qənay.

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

one

  1. sand
  2. dust

References Edit

Tikopia Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qone, from Proto-Austronesian *qənay.

Noun Edit

one

  1. sand

Tokelauan Edit

 
Te one (1).
 
Te one (2).

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qone (sand). Cognates include Hawaiian one and Samoan one.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈo.ne/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ne

Noun Edit

one

  1. beach of sand
  2. gunpowder

Derived terms Edit

References Edit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[7], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 38

Tuamotuan Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qone, from Proto-Austronesian *qənay.

Noun Edit

one

  1. sand

Volapük Edit

Pronoun Edit

one

  1. (dative singular of on) to it