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Meaning of “one” - Learner’s Dictionary

one

determiner     /wʌn/
PARTICULAR PERSON/THING A2 used to refer to a particular person or thing in a group: One drawback is the cost of housing in the area. One of our daughters has just got married.Single, double and multiple
FUTURE TIME B2 used to refer to a time in the future that is not yet decided: We must have a drink together one evening.Describing when something happened or will happen
TIME IN PAST B2 at a particular time in the past: I first met him one day in the park.Describing when something happened or will happen
ONLY B2 only: He's the one person you can rely on in this place.Single, double and multipleSingle, double and multiple
WITH ADJECTIVE mainly US used to emphasize an adjective: That's one big ice cream you've got there!Intensifying expressions
one or two B1 a few: I'd like to make one or two suggestions. →  See also put sth to one side , be one step ahead (of sb) Small in number and quantity
Translations of “one”
in Korean 1, 일, 한 명…
in Arabic واحِد, أحَد, في يَوْم مِنْ الأيّام…
in Portuguese um, uma, qualquer…
in Catalan u, un, algun…
in Japanese 1, 1の, 1人…
in Italian uno, una cosa, unico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數字, (數字)1…
in Russian один, одна, одно…
in Turkish bir, biri, tek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 数字, (数字)1…
in Polish jeden, pewien, jakiś…
(Definition of one determiner from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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