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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun 1:

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Definition of the noun 1

What does 1 mean as a name of something?


  1. the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonyms of 1: ace / I / one / single / unity
    • more generic words: digit / figure = one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
    • more specific words:
      • monad / monas = a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
      • singleton = a single object

Definition of the adjective 1

What does 1 mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. used of a single unit or thing; not two or more

Other definitions of 1

What does 1 also mean?


  1. See 1.
  2. [context: text messaging] Misspelling of !, especially when using a lot of exclamation marks, since on QWERTY keyboards the 1 and ! share the same key.
  3. [context: Internet slang, leet, deliberate, sarcastic] Misspelling of !, imitating noobs who forget to hold down the shift key while typing exclamation marks.

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