noun, plural u·ni·ties.
- the number one; a quantity regarded as one.
- identity(def 9).
Origin of unity
Synonyms for unity
Antonyms for unity
Related Words for unitiesunanimity, peace, agreement, consensus, unification, harmony, identity, integrity, solidarity, unison, individuality, alliance, concord, consent, concurrence, integral, homogeneity, sameness, consonance, uniformity
Examples from the Web for unities
Historical Examples of unities
Gordobuc is severely classical in its unities; it is of the Senecan species.The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1
The mele does not stick to the unities as we understand them.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
Nathaniel Bright Emerson
It is a good story, well told, with the unities well preserved.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
Even in books I like a confined locality, and so do the critics when they talk of the unities.Our Village
Mary Russell Mitford
The rules of the unities were not observed by Hardy—were perhaps unknown to him.A History of French Literature
noun plural -ties
- the number or numeral one
- a quantity assuming the value of onethe area of the triangle was regarded as unity
- the element of a set producing no change in a number following multiplication
Word Origin for unity
c.1300, from Anglo-French unite, Old French unite (c.1200), from Latin unitatem (nominative unitas) "oneness, sameness, agreement," from unus "one" (see one).