an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
an honours degree of the highest class
the first element in a countable series; "the first of the month"
the first or highest in an ordering or series; "He wanted to be the first"
the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"
serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"
preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his fi
used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; "`ane' is Scottish"
having the indivisible character of a unit; "a unitary action"; "spoke with one voice"
a single person or thing; "he is the best one"; "this is the one I ordered"
the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number;
eminent beyond or above comparison; "matchless beauty"; "the team's nonpareil center fielder"; "she's one girl in a million"; "the one and only Muhammad Ali"; "a peerless scholar"; "infamy unmatched in the Western world"; "wrote with unmatchable clarity"; "unrivaled mastery of her art"
indefinite in time or position; "he will come one day"; "one place or another"
being a single entity made by combining separate components; "three chemicals combining into one solution"
used informally as an intensifier; "that is one fine dog"
of the same kind or quality; "two animals of one species"