[ wuhn-nis ]
See synonyms for oneness on
  1. the quality of being one; singleness.

  1. sameness; identity.

  2. unity of thought, feeling, belief, aim, etc.; agreement; concord.

  3. a strong feeling of closeness or affinity; union: He feels a oneness with God.

Origin of oneness

First recorded before 900; Middle English onnesse;Old English ānnes;see one, -ness

Words Nearby oneness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use oneness in a sentence

  • Then, too, there is grandeur in the coming together of a multitude to worship in oneness of spirit.

    Unveiling a Parallel | Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
  • Consider also the boy's love of paraphernalia and all the tokens of achievement or of oneness with his group.

  • Nay—but no league at all; only two liege men speaking truth; therefore the oneness of speech.

    The Royal Pawn of Venice | Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull

British Dictionary definitions for oneness


/ (ˈwʌnnɪs) /

  1. the state or quality of being one; singleness

  2. the state of being united; agreement

  1. uniqueness

  2. sameness

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