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number one

n.
1. One that is first in rank, order, or importance.
2. Slang One's own interests; oneself: watching out for number one.
3. Informal
a. The act of urinating.
b. Urine.
adj.
1. First in rank, order, or importance: the number one team in the nation; our number one problem.
2. Foremost in quality; first-rate: bought some number one farmland.

number one

n
1. the first in a series or sequence
2. an informal phrase for oneself, myself: to look after number one.
3. informal the most important person; leader, chief: he's number one in the organization.
4. informal the bestselling pop record in any one week
5. euphemistic the act or an instance of urination
6. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a haircut in which the hair is cut very close to the head with an electric shaver
adj
7. first in importance, urgency, quality, etc: number one priority.
8. informal (of a pop record) having reached the top of the charts

num′ber one′


n.
1. oneself, esp. one's own well-being.
adj.
2. of the highest quality; first-rate: a number one performance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.number one - a reference to yourself or myself etc.number one - a reference to yourself or myself etc.; `take care of number one' means to put your own interests first
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
self - a person considered as a unique individual; "one's own self"
2.number one - the first or highest in an ordering or seriesnumber one - the first or highest in an ordering or series; "He wanted to be the first"
former - the first of two or the first mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today"
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
3.number one - the first element in a countable series; "the first of the month"
no., ordinal, ordinal number - the number designating place in an ordered sequence

number one

noun
A leading contestant:
adjective
Most important, influential, or significant:
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In a little community like ours, my dear,' said Fagin, who felt it necessary to qualify this position, 'we have a general number one, without considering me too as the same, and all the other young people.
that is a selfish, heathenish saying, whoever uses it; and any man who thinks he has nothing to do but take care of number one, why, it's a pity but what he had been drowned like a puppy or a kitten, before he got his eyes open; that's what I think," said John, with a very decided jerk of his head.
I admit that Number One leaves much to be desired--much to be desired; but Number Two shows a marked advance along certain lines, and I am sure that tomorrow will divulge in experiment Number Three such strides as will forever silence any propensity toward scoffing which you may now entertain.
Yes," said Dorothy, and wound up Number One, under the left arm.
And yet for Number One they will go through fire and water, and for Number Two they won't so much as turn their heads to look at him.
When I say number one,' pursued Mr Squeers, putting the mug before the children, 'the boy on the left hand nearest the window may take a drink; and when I say number two, the boy next him will go in, and so till we come to number five, which is the last boy.
Number one, I can't get acquainted with you in the office.
Number one hundred and twenty-seven is 'Government'; which at least makes sense, though somewhat irrelevant to ourselves and Professor Moriarty.
After this invention there was no longer Number One, Two, and Three Grade--there was only Number One Grade.
This, then, is the way by which Number One entered.
In that room he found three gentlemen; number one doing nothing particular, number two doing nothing particular, number three doing nothing particular.
He would then begin again at the next fifty; seeming to commence at number one each time, as though he could not count more than fifty, and it was only by such a large number of fifties being found together, that his astonishment at the multitude of pages was excited.