number one


noun

oneself, especially one's own well-being or interests: to look out for number one.
a person, company, etc., that is first in rank, order, or prestige: Our team is number one.
urination: used especially by or with reference to children.

adjective

of the highest in quality, status, importance, etc.; first-rate: a number one performance.
first in rank, order, or prestige: the number one book on the bestseller list.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Idioms for number one

    make/do/go number one, Informal. to urinate: used especially by or with reference to children.

Origin of number one

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for number one

number one

noun

adjective

first in importance, urgency, quality, etcnumber one priority
informal (of a pop record) having reached the top of the charts
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