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Meaning of "one" in Essential English Dictionary

one

determiner   /wʌn/
A2 one person or thing in a group: One of their daughters has just got married.
A2 at a particular time in the past: I first met him one day in the park.
one or two B1 a few: I’d like to make one or two suggestions.
used to refer to a time in the future that is not yet decided: We should go out one evening.
used when saying there is no other person or thing: He’s the one person who never forgets my birthday.
a single thing: I think we should paint the bedroom all one colour.
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 Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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