one and only

one and on·ly
O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wuhn and ohn-lee]
    • /wʌn ænd ˈoʊn li/
    • /wʌn ənd ˈəʊnli/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wuhn and ohn-lee]
    • /wʌn ænd ˈoʊn li/

Definitions of one and only words

  • noun one and only incomparable; unique 0
  • noun one and only the object of all one's love 0

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Parts of speech for One and only


one and only popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for one and only

adj one and only

  • by oneselfbe oneself, to be in one's normal state of mind or physical condition. to be unaffected and sincere: One makes more friends by being oneself than by putting on airs.

noun one and only

  • darling — You call someone darling if you love them or like them very much.
  • dearie — Some people use dearie as a friendly way of addressing someone, or as a way of showing that they think they are superior.
  • fair-haired boy — having light-colored hair.
  • fiance — a man engaged to be married. Synonyms: future groom, future husband, future spouse, betrothed.
  • first and last — being before all others with respect to time, order, rank, importance, etc., used as the ordinal number of one: the first edition; the first vice president.

adjective one and only

  • apart — When people or things are apart, they are some distance from each other.
  • inimitable — incapable of being imitated or copied; surpassing imitation; matchless.
  • one — being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single: one woman; one nation; one piece of cake.
  • onliest — being the single one or the relatively few of the kind: This is the only pencil I can find.
  • only — without others or anything further; alone; solely; exclusively: This information is for your eyes only.

adverb one and only

  • exclusively — To the exclusion of others ; only; solely.

Antonyms for one and only

adverb one and only

adjective one and only

  • none — to no extent; in no way; not at all: The supply is none too great.

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