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[the first sense was revived in the 1880s and much reprehended]
[wuhn-spot] /ˈwʌnˌspɒt/ noun 1. the upward face of a die bearing one pip or a domino one half of which bears one pip.
[wuhn] /wʌn/ adjective 1. 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. 2. being a person, thing, or individual instance or member of a number, kind, group, or category indicated: one member of […]
[wuhn-stahr] /ˈwʌnˈstɑr/ adjective 1. of or being a brigadier general, as indicated by one star on an insignia.
[wuhn-step] /ˈwʌnˌstɛp/ noun 1. a round dance performed by couples to ragtime. 2. a piece of music for this dance. verb (used without object) 3. to dance the one-step. noun 1. an early 20th-century ballroom dance with long quick steps, the precursor of the foxtrot 2. a piece of music composed for or in the […]