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the one

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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
      • We need to sort out the problems we can solve from the ones we can't.
      • Favoritism tends to excite jealousy in the ones not being favored.
      • 2005: 10:23am: Four guys take the one wave, each guy who drops in being kookier than the next. Circus music plays. — Tracks magazine, One Day at Off the Wall, February 2005, page 86.
    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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