one day


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

One \One\ (w[u^]n), a. [OE. one, on, an, AS. [=a]n; akin to D.
   een, OS. [=e]n, OFries. [=e]n, [=a]n, G. ein, Dan. een, Sw.
   en, Icel. einn, Goth. ains, W. un, Ir. & Gael. aon, L. unus,
   earlier oinos, oenos, Gr. o'i`nh the ace on dice; cf. Skr.
   [=e]ka. The same word as the indefinite article a, an. [root]
   299. Cf. 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.
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            The dream of Pharaoh is one.          --Gen. xli.
                                                  25.
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            O that we now had here
            But one ten thousand of those men in England.
                                                  --Shak.
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   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.
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   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.
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            From the one side of heaven unto the other. --Deut.
                                                  iv. 32.
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   4. Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a
      whole.
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            The church is therefore one, though the members may
            be many.                              --Bp. Pearson
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   5. Single in kind; the same; a common.
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            One plague was on you all, and on your lords. --1
                                                  Sam. vi. 4.
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   6. Single; unmarried. [Obs.]
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            Men may counsel a woman to be one.    --Chaucer.
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   Note: 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.
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   All one, of the same or equal nature, or consequence; all
      the same; 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.
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                One day when Phoebe fair,
                With all her band, was following the chase.
                                                  --Spenser.
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      (b) Referring to future time: At some uncertain day or
          period in the future; some day.
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                Well, I will marry one day.       --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Day \Day\ (d[=a]), n. [OE. day, dai, dei, AS. d[ae]g; akin to
   OS., D., Dan., & Sw. dag, G. tag, Icel. dagr, Goth. dags; cf.
   Skr. dah (for dhagh ?) to burn. [root]69. Cf. Dawn.]
   1. The time of light, or interval between one night and the
      next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to
      darkness; hence, the light; sunshine; -- also called
      daytime.
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   2. The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. --
      ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured
      by the interval between two successive transits of a
      celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a
      specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the
      sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits
      of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a
      solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is
      the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day,
      below.
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   3. Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by
      usage or law for work.
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   4. A specified time or period; time, considered with
      reference to the existence or prominence of a person or
      thing; age; time.
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            A man who was great among the Hellenes of his day.
                                                  --Jowett
                                                  (Thucyd. )
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            If my debtors do not keep their day, . . .
            I must with patience all the terms attend. --Dryden.
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   5. (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of
      contest, some anniversary, etc.
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            The field of Agincourt,
            Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus. --Shak.
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            His name struck fear, his conduct won the day.
                                                  --Roscommon.
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   Note: Day is much used in self-explaining compounds; as,
         daybreak, daylight, workday, etc.
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   Anniversary day. See Anniversary, n.

   Astronomical day, a period equal to the mean solar day, but
      beginning at noon instead of at midnight, its twenty-four
      hours being numbered from 1 to 24; also, the sidereal day,
      as that most used by astronomers.

   Born days. See under Born.

   Canicular days. See Dog day.

   Civil day, the mean solar day, used in the ordinary
      reckoning of time, and among most modern nations beginning
      at mean midnight; its hours are usually numbered in two
      series, each from 1 to 12. This is the period recognized
      by courts as constituting a day. The Babylonians and
      Hindoos began their day at sunrise, the Athenians and Jews
      at sunset, the ancient Egyptians and Romans at midnight.
      

   Day blindness. (Med.) See Nyctalopia.

   Day by day, or Day after day, daily; every day;
      continually; without intermission of a day. See under
      By. "Day by day we magnify thee." --Book of Common
      Prayer.

   Days in bank (Eng. Law), certain stated days for the return
      of writs and the appearance of parties; -- so called
      because originally peculiar to the Court of Common Bench,
      or Bench (bank) as it was formerly termed. --Burrill.

   Day in court, a day for the appearance of parties in a
      suit.

   Days of devotion (R. C. Ch.), certain festivals on which
      devotion leads the faithful to attend mass. --Shipley.

   Days of grace. See Grace.

   Days of obligation (R. C. Ch.), festival days when it is
      obligatory on the faithful to attend Mass. --Shipley.

   Day owl, (Zool.), an owl that flies by day. See Hawk owl.
      

   Day rule (Eng. Law), an order of court (now abolished)
      allowing a prisoner, under certain circumstances, to go
      beyond the prison limits for a single day.

   Day school, one which the pupils attend only in daytime, in
      distinction from a boarding school.

   Day sight. (Med.) See Hemeralopia.

   Day's work (Naut.), the account or reckoning of a ship's
      course for twenty-four hours, from noon to noon.

   From day to day, as time passes; in the course of time; as,
      he improves from day to day.

   Jewish day, the time between sunset and sunset.

   Mean solar day (Astron.), the mean or average of all the
      apparent solar days of the year.

   One day, One of these days, at an uncertain time, usually
      of the future, rarely of the past; sooner or later. "Well,
      niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband."
      --Shak.

   Only from day to day, without certainty of continuance;
      temporarily. --Bacon.

   Sidereal day, the interval between two successive transits
      of the first point of Aries over the same meridian. The
      Sidereal day is 23 h. 56 m. 4.09 s. of mean solar time.

   To win the day, to gain the victory, to be successful. --S.
      Butler.

   Week day, any day of the week except Sunday; a working day.
      

   Working day.
      (a) A day when work may be legally done, in distinction
          from Sundays and legal holidays.
      (b) The number of hours, determined by law or custom,
          during which a workman, hired at a stated price per
          day, must work to be entitled to a day's pay.
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