ones

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See also: -ones and one's

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wʌnz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌnz

Noun[edit]

ones

  1. plural of one

ones pl (plural only)

  1. (sports) A senior or first team (as opposed to a reserves team).
  2. (UK, prison slang) The cells located on the ground floor.
    Coordinate terms: twos, threes, fours, fives

Pronoun[edit]

ones

  1. plural of one
  2. Obsolete form of one's.
    • 1599, [Thomas] Nashe, Nashes Lenten Stuffe, [], London: [] [Thomas Judson and Valentine Simmes] for N[icholas] L[ing] and C[uthbert] B[urby] [], OCLC 228714942, page 8:
      Omnium rerum viciſſitudo eſt, ones falling, is anothers riſing, []
    • 1648, A VVay unto True Christian Unitie: The Worship of God in Spirit and in Truth: [], London: [] John Legatt, [], page 43:
      Not to leane unto ones own underſtanding: but in all ones wayes to acknowledge the Lord, and he will direct ones paths. Not to be wiſe in ones own eyes: but to feare the Lord, and to depart from evill. To bridle ones tongue: []
    • a. 1700, William Temple, “Heads, Designed for an Essay on Conversation”, in Miscellanea. The Third Part. [...], London: [] Jonathan Swift, [] Benjamin Tooke, [], published 1701, OCLC 23640974, page 327:
      Pride and Roughneſs may turn ones Humour, but Flattery turns ones Stomach.

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Noun[edit]

ones

  1. plural of ona

Middle English[edit]

Middle English numbers (edit)
1 2  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: oon, oo
    Ordinal: first
    Adverbial: ene, enes, ones
    Multiplier: sengle
    Distributive: sengle

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English ānes, a modification of ǣnes (once) after ān (one, Middle English oon). Compare enes (once), from the unmodified Old English form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔːn(ə)s/, /ˈɔn(ə)s/

Adverb[edit]

ones

  1. once (one time)
    Synonyms: ene, enes
  2. At any time, ever:
    1. once (formerly)
      Synonym: enes
    2. one day (in the future)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: once
  • Scots: ance, aince, eence
  • Yola: oanes

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Pronoun[edit]

ones

  1. dative plural of on