one-night stand


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one-night stand

(wŭn′nīt′)
n.
1. Slang
a. A sexual encounter that is limited to only one occasion.
b. A person that one has such an encounter with.
2. A performance by a traveling musical or dramatic performer or group in one place on one night only.

one-night stand

n
1. a performance given only once at any one place
2. informal
a. a sexual encounter lasting only one evening or night
b. a person regarded as being only suitable for such an encounter

one′-night` stand′


n.
1.
a. a single performance in one locale, as by a touring theater or music group, before moving on to the next engagement.
b. a place where such a performance is given.
2. Slang.
a. a single and usu. casual act of sexual intercourse.
b. a participant in such an act.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.one-night stand - a brief sexual encounter lasting only for a single night; "he ran through a series of loveless one-night stands"
promiscuity, promiscuousness, sleeping around - indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
2.one-night stand - a performance in one place on one night only
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
Translations

one-night stand

[ˌwʌnnaɪtˈstænd] N
1. (Theat) → función f de una sola noche, representación f única
2. (fig) → ligue m de una noche

one

(wan) noun
1. the number or figure 1. One and one is two (1 + 1 = 2).
2. the age of 1. Babies start to talk at one.
pronoun
1. a single person or thing. She's the one I like the best; I'll buy the red one.
2. anyone; any person. One can see the city from here.
adjective
1. 1 in number. one person; He took one book.
2. aged 1. The baby will be one tomorrow.
3. of the same opinion etc. We are one in our love of freedom.
one-
having one (of something). a one-legged man.
oneˈself pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb, the subject of which is one. One should wash oneself every morning.
2. used in emphasis. One always has to do these things oneself.
one-night ˈstand noun
(slang) a one-night sex partner; sexual intercourse with a one-night partner.
one-ˈoff noun, adjective
(something) made, intended etc for one occasion only. It's just a one-off arrangement.
one-parent ˈfamily noun
(also single parent family) a family with only a mother or a father to look after the children.
one-ˈsided adjective
1. with one person or side having a great advantage over the other. a one-sided contest.
2. representing only one aspect of a subject. a one-sided discussion.
one-ˈway adjective
1. in which traffic can move in one direction only. a one-way street.
2. (especially American) valid for travel in one direction only. a one-way ticket.
one-year-old noun
a person or animal that is one year old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is one year old.
all one
just the same. It's all one to me what she does.
be one up on (a person)
to have an advantage over (someone). We brought out a book on this before our rivals so we're one up on them.
not be oneself
to look or feel ill, anxious etc. I'd better go home – I'm not myself today.
one and all
all (of a group). This was agreed by one and all.
one another
used as the object of a verb when an action takes place between people etc. They hit one another.
one by one
(of a number of people, things etc) one after the other. He examined all the vases one by one.
one or two
a few. I don't want a lot of nuts – I'll just take one or two.

one of is followed by a plural noun or pronoun, but takes a singular verb: One of the girls works as a hairdresser ; One of them is ill .
References in classic literature ?
IN LINCOLN THE BEST part of the theatrical season came late, when the good companies stopped off there for one-night stands, after their long runs in New York and Chicago.
He is well enough for the provinces-- one-night stands and that sort of thing, you know -- but dear me, HE oughtn't to set up for an expert -- anyway not where there's a real artist.
Dear Alex, LAST weekend I had a one-night stand with this girl I had known for a while.
Of those questioned, 26.6% added they would have a one-night stand once a year while on summer holiday.
Overall, more than half had had holiday romances and 30 per cent had had a one-night stand.
Melbourne, March 16 (ANI): Most Australian women don't want to marry men with whom they have indulged in a one-night stand, according to a new survey.
Even in a one-night stand, someone's looking at you like, "Is this the one?" If you're even wondering that and we just met nine hours ago, already I can't deal with that.
She added: "You will never see a kiss-and-tell on me, I will never have a one-night stand - I'm just not that kind of person."
But the thing is, I had a one-night stand with his best friend ,who is going to be best man at our wedding.
"I have never had a one-night stand. I'm a real relationship person-contrary to public perception," The New York Post quoted her as telling in the July issue of Vogue.
The answer is neither a one-night stand nor paying an escort but to seek people who are interested in the same things as you and who want to be held, liked and cared about too.