What is the difference between first and one?

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As adjectives the difference between first and one

is that first is having no predecessor the ordinal number corresponding to one while one is of a period of time, being particular; as, one morning, one year.

As nouns the difference between first and one

is that first is (uncountable) the person or thing in the first position or first can be (obsolete) time; time granted; respite while one is (mathematics) the neutral element with respect to multiplication in a [[ring#etymology_3|ring]].

As a adverb first

is before anything else; firstly.

As a numeral one is

(cardinal) a numerical value equal to [[1]]; the first number in the set of natural numbers (especially in number theory); the cardinality of the smallest nonempty set ordinal: first.

As a pronoun one is

(impersonal pronoun)  one thing (among a group of others); one member of a group.

As a verb one is

{{context|obsolete|transitive|lang=en}} to cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite.

first

English

(wikipedia first)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), .

Alternative forms

* firste (archaic) * fyrst (obsolete) * fyrste (obsolete)

Adjective

(-)
  • Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices).}}
  • Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest.
  • * 1784 : William Jones, The Description and Use of a New Portable Orrery, &c. , PREFACE
  • THE favourable reception the Orrery has met with from Per?ons of the fir?t di?tinction, and from Gentlemen and Ladies in general, has induced me to add to it ?everal new improvements in order to give it a degree of Perfection; and di?tingui?h it from others; which by Piracy, or Imitation, may be introduced to the Public.
    Alternative forms
    * ; (in names of monarchs and popes) I

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Before anything else; firstly.
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=That concertina was a wonder in its way. The handles that was on it first was wore out long ago, and he'd made new ones of braided rope yarn. And the bellows was patched in more places than a cranberry picker's overalls.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=29, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Unspontaneous combustion , passage=Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia.}}

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The person or thing in the first position.
  • * 1699 , , Heads designed for an essay on conversations
  • Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
  • (uncountable) The first gear of an engine.
  • (countable) Something that has never happened before; a new occurrence.
  • (countable, baseball) first base
  • (countable, British, colloquial) A first-class honours degree.
  • (countable, colloquial) A first-edition copy of some publication.
  • A fraction of an integer ending in one.
  • Derived terms

    * feet first * firstborn * first-class * first gear * first imperative (Latin grammar) * first of all * first place * first things first * first up

    See also

    * primary

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), (m), . See also (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Time; time granted; respite.
  • Statistics

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    one

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l) (both obsolete) * Arabic numeral: (see for numerical forms in other scripts) * Roman numeral: I

    Numeral

    (head)
  • (cardinal) A numerical value equal to ; the first number in the set of natural numbers (especially in number theory); the cardinality of the smallest nonempty set. Ordinal: first.
  • There is only one Earth.
    In many cultures, a baby turns one year old a year after its birth.
    One''' person, '''one vote.
  • *
  • Venters began to count them—one —two—three—four—on up to sixteen.
  • The ordinality of an element which has no predecessor, usually called first'' or ''number one .
  • Synonyms

    *

    See also

    *

    Pronoun

    (English Pronouns (possessive'' ''', ''plural'' ' ones )
  • (lb) One thing (among a group of others); one member of a group.
  • :
  • The first mentioned of two things or people, as opposed to the other.
  • :
  • *1699 , , Heads designed for an essay on conversations
  • *:Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
  • (lb) Any person (applying to people in general).
  • :
  • *
  • *:It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm, with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.
  • *, title=The Mirror and the Lamp
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=She was a fat, round little woman, richly apparelled in velvet and lace,
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=‘It's rather like a beautiful Inverness cloak one' has inherited. Much too good to hide away, so ' one wears it instead of an overcoat and pretends it's an amusing new fashion.’}}
  • *
  • *:With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one' only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow ' one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-09-06, author=(Philip Hoare)
  • , volume=189, issue=13, page=48, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= If we're all Martians, who are the aliens? , passage=One has to admire the sheer optimism of modern science: I love the fact that there is such a discipline as astrobiology, whose practitioners' task is to imagine what life might be like on other planets. Yet here on the home planet we have profoundly strange aliens of our own.}}
  • (lb) Any person, entity or thing.
  • :
  • Synonyms

    * (unidentified person) you, they in nominative personal case.

    Derived terms

    * oneness * oneself

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mathematics) The neutral element with respect to multiplication in a .
  • The digit or figure 1.
  • (US) A one-dollar bill.
  • (cricket) One run scored by hitting the ball and running between the wickets; a single.
  • A joke or amusing anecdote.
  • * Did you hear the one about the agnostic dyslexic insomniac?
  • (colloquial) A particularly special or compatible person or thing.
  • * I knew as soon I met him that John was the one for me and we were married within a month.
  • * That car's the one — I'll buy it.
  • * 1995 , (Bryan Adams),
  • When you love a woman then tell her
    that she's really wanted
    When you love a woman then tell her that she's the one
    'cause she needs somebody to tell her
    that it's gonna last forever
  • (Internet slang, leet, sarcastic) Used instead of to amplify an exclamation, imitating unskilled users who forget to press the shift key while typing exclamation points.
  • A: SUM1 Hl3p ME im alwyz L0ziN!!?!
    B: y d0nt u just g0 away l0zer!!1!!one'''!!'''one !!eleven!!1!
  • * 2003' September 26, "DEAL WITH IT!!!!11'''one !!", in alt.games.video.nintendo.gamecube, ''Usenet
  • * 2004' November 9, "AWK sound recorder!!!11!!11'''one ", in comp.lang.awk, ''Usenet
  • * 2007' December 1, "STANFORD!!1!!1!'''one'''!11!!1'''oneone !1!1!", in rec.sport.football.college, ''Usenet
  • Synonyms

    * unity * single * , eleven

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of a period of time, being particular; as, one morning, one year.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.}}
  • Being a single, unspecified thing; a; any.
  • Sole, only.
  • Whole, entire.
  • In agreement.
  • The same.
  • Being a preeminent example.
  • Being an unknown person with the specified name.
  • Derived terms

    * all one * one and only * one-on-one * one or two * one-two * one-up * the one

    Verb

    (on)
  • (obsolete) To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite.
  • * Chaucer
  • The rich folk that embraced and oned all their heart to treasure of the world.

    Statistics

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