Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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On-hanger noun A hanger- on.

On-looker noun A looker- on.

On-looking adjective Looking on or forward.

Ondograph noun [ French onde wave, Latin unda + -graph .] (Electricity) An instrument for autographically recording the wave forms of varying currents, esp. rapidly varying alternating currents.

Ondometer noun [ French onde wave, Latin unda + -mater .] An electric wave meter.

Ondoyant adjective [ French, p.pr. of ondoyer to undulate, from onde wave, Latin unda .] (Art) Wavy; having the surface marked by waves or slightly depressed furrows; as, ondoyant glass.

One adjective [ Middle English one , on , an , Anglo-Saxon än ; akin to Dutch een , Old Saxon ën , OFries. ën , än , German ein , Danish een , Swedish en , Icelandic einn , Goth. ains , W. un , Ir. & Gael. aon , Latin unus , earlier oinos , oenos , Greek ... the ace on dice; confer Sanskrit ëka . The same word as the indefinite article a , an . √ 299. Confer 2d A, 1st An , Alone , Anon , Any , None , Nonce , Only , Onion , Unit .]
1. Being a single unit, or entire being or thing, and no more; not multifold; single; individual.

The dream of Pharaoh is one .
Gen. xli. 25.

O that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those men in England.

2. Denoting a person or thing conceived or spoken of indefinitely; a certain. "I am the sister of one Claudio" [ Shak. ], that is, of a certain man named Claudio.

3. Pointing out a contrast, or denoting a particular thing or person different from some other specified; -- used as a correlative adjective, with or without the .

From the one side of heaven unto the other.
Deut. iv. 32.

4. Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a whole.

The church is therefore one , though the members may be many.
Bp. Pearson

5. Single in kind; the same; a common.

One plague was on you all, and on your lords.
1 Sam. vi. 4.

6. Single; inmarried. [ Obsolete]

Men may counsel a woman to be one .

» One is often used in forming compound words, the meaning of which is obvious; as, one -armed, one -celled, one -eyed, one -handed, one -hearted, one - horned, one -idead, one -leaved, one -masted, one -ribbed, one -story, one -syllable, one - stringed, one -winged, etc.

All one , of the same or equal nature, or consequence; as, he says that it is all one what course you take. Shak. -- One day . (a) On a certain day, not definitely specified, referring to time past.

One day when Phoebe fair,
With all her band, was following the chase.

(b) Referring to future time: At some uncertain day or period; some day.

Well, I will marry one day .

One noun
1. A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers.

2. A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i.

3. A single person or thing. "The shining ones ." Bunyan. "Hence, with your little ones ." Shak.

He will hate the one , and love the other.
Matt. vi. 24.

That we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
Mark x. 37.

After one , after one fashion; alike. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. -- At one , in agreement or concord. See At one , in the Vocab. -- Ever in one , continually; perpetually; always. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. -- In one , in union; in a single whole. -- One and one , One by one , singly; one at a time; one after another. "Raising one by one the suppliant crew." Dryden.

One indef. pron. Any person, indefinitely; a person or body; as, what one would have well done, one should do one's self.

It was well worth one's while.

Against this sort of condemnation one must steel one's self as one best can.
G. Eliot.

One is often used with some , any , no , each , every , such , a , many a , another , the other , etc. It is sometimes joined with another , to denote a reciprocal relation.

When any one heareth the word.
Matt. xiii. 19.

She knew every one who was any one in the land of Bohemia.
Compton Reade.

The Peloponnesians and the Athenians fought against one another .
Jowett (Thucyd. ).

The gentry received one another .

One transitive verb To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite; to assimilite. [ Obsolete]

The rich folk that embraced and oned all their heart to treasure of the world.

One-hand adjective Employing one hand; as, the one-hand alphabet. See Dactylology .

One-horse adjective
1. Drawn by one horse; having but a single horse; as, a one- horse carriage.

2. Second-rate; inferior; small. [ Slang, U.S.]

One-sided adjective
1. Having one side only, or one side prominent; hence, limited to one side; partial; unjust; unfair; as, a one-sided view or statement. "Unguarded and one-sided language." T. Arnold.

2. (Botany) Growing on one side of a stem; as, one-sided flowers.

-- One`-sid"ed-ly , adverb -- One`- sid"ed*ness , noun

Oneberry noun (Botany) The herb Paris. See Herb Paris , under Herb .

Oneidas noun plural ; sing. Oneida (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians formerly inhabiting the region near Oneida Lake in the State of New York, and forming part of the Five Nations. Remnants of the tribe now live in New York, Canada, and Wisconsin.

Oneirocritic noun [ Confer F. oneirocritique . See Oneirocritic , adjective ] An interpreter of dreams. Bp. Warburton. Addison.

Oneirocritic, Oneirocritical adjective [ Greek ...; ... a dream + ... critical, from ... to discern.] Of or pertaining to the interpretation of dreams. Addison.

Oneirocriticism, Oneirocritics noun The art of interpreting dreams.

Oneiromancy noun [ Greek ... a dream + -mancy .] Divination by means of dreams. De Quincey.

Oneiroscopist noun One who interprets dreams.

Oneiroscopy noun [ Greek ... a dream + -scopy .] The interpretation of dreams.

Oneliness noun The state of being one or single. [ Obsolete] Cudworth.

Onely adjective See Only . [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Onement noun The state of being at one or reconciled. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

Oneness noun The state of being one; singleness in number; individuality; unity.

Our God is one, or rather very oneness .

Onerary adjective [ Latin onerarius , from onus , oneris , load, burden: confer French onéraire .] Fitted for, or carrying, a burden. Johnson.

Onerate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Onerated ; present participle & verbal noun Onerating .] [ Latin oneratus , past participle pf onerare .] To load; to burden. [ Obsolete] Becon.

Oneration noun The act of loading. [ Obsolete]

Onerous adjective [ Latin onerosus , from onus , oneris , a load, burden: confer French onéreux .] Burdensome; oppressive. "Too onerous a solicitude." I. Taylor.

Onerous cause (Scots Law) , a good and legal consideration; -- opposed to gratuitous .

Onerously adverb In an onerous manner.

Ones adverb Once. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Oneself pron. A reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one . Commonly writen as two words, one's self .

One's self (or more properly oneself ), is quite a modern form. In Elizabethan English we find a man's self=one's self .

Onethe adverb Scarcely. See Unnethe . [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Ongoing noun The act of going forward; progress; ( plural ) affairs; business; current events.

The common ongoings of this our commonplace world, and everyday life.
Prof. Wilson.

Onguent noun [ French] An unguent.

Onion noun [ French ognon , from Latin unio oneness, unity, a single large pearl, an onion. See One , Union .] (Botany) A liliaceous plant of the genus Allium ( A. cepa ), having a strong-flavored bulb and long hollow leaves; also, its bulbous root, much used as an article of food. The name is often extended to other species of the genus.

Onion fish (Zoology) , the grenadier. -- Onion fly (Zoology) a dipterous insect whose larva feeds upon the onion; especially, Anthomyia ceparum and Ortalis flexa . -- Welsh onion . (Botany) See Cibol . -- Wild onion (Botany) , a name given to several species of the genus Allium .

Onionskin noun [ Onion + skin .] A kind of thin translucent paper with a glossy finish.

Onirocritic adjective See Oneirocritic .

Onliness noun The state of being alone. [ Obsolete]

Onloft adverb Aloft; above ground. [ Obsolete]

She kept her father's life onloft .

Only adjective [ Middle English only , anly , onlich , Anglo-Saxon ānlic , i.e., onelike. See One , and Like , adjective ]
1. One alone; single; as, the only man present; his only occupation.

2. Alone in its class; by itself; not associated with others of the same class or kind; as, an only child.

3. Hence, figuratively: Alone, by reason of superiority; preëminent; chief. "Motley's the only wear." Shak.

Only adverb [ See Only , adjective ]
1. In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely.

And to be loved himself, needs only to be known.

2. So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly. "She being only wicked." Beau. & Fl.

Every imagination . . . of his heart was only evil.
Gen. vi. 5.

3. Singly; without more; as, only - begotten.

4. Above all others; particularly. [ Obsolete]

His most only elected mistress.

Only conj. Save or except (that); -- an adversative used elliptically with or without that , and properly introducing a single fact or consideration.

He might have seemed some secretary or clerk . . . only that his low, flat, unadorned cap . . . indicated that he belonged to the city.
Sir W. Scott.

Onocerin noun [ New Latin Ononis , the generic name of the plant + Latin cera wax.] (Chemistry) A white crystalline waxy substance extracted from the root of the leguminous plant Ononis spinosa .

Onology noun [ Greek ... an ass + -logy .] Foolish discourse. [ R.]

Onomancy noun [ Greek ... name + -mancy . Confer Nomancy .] Divination by the letters of a name; nomancy. [ R.] Camden.

Onomantic, Onomantical adjective Of or pertaining to onomancy. [ R.]

Onomastic adjective [ Greek ..., from ... to name, ... name.] (Law) Applied to a signature when the body of the instrument is in another's handwriting. Burrill.

Onomasticon noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... (sc....), from .... See Onomastic .] A collection of names and terms; a dictionary; specif., a collection of Greek names, with explanatory notes, made by Julius Pollux about A.D.180.

Onomatechny noun [ Greek ... + ... art.] Prognostication by the letters of a name.