one determiner Meaning in the Cambridge Essential English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More