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    Definition of the one in English Dictionary

  • NounPLthe onesPREthe-SUF-one
    1. COL A particularly special or compatible person or thing.
      1. I knew as soon I met him that John was the one for me and we were married within a month.
      2. That car's the one — I'll buy it.
    2. COL A particular person destined to save the universe or world, also called the Chosen One.
      1. Jesus Christ is the One. The savior.
      2. He (Neo) is The One.
      3. They, like me, believe him (Anakin Skywalker) to be the Chosen One.
  • Pronoun
    1. The person or thing.
      1. Here is the one I want to buy.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • They're the ones the Council has been too chincy to provide the money for.
      • If these maizes were two boys, not improbably the one would be caned for failing to respond to treatment so efficacious in the case of the other.
      • That was the one point he was willing to go to the wall on.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • The one red wall really sticks out among all the creamy ones.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
      • Pronouns
      Related Links:
      1. en the ones
      2. en the ones and twos
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of the one for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "the one" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a pronoun.
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