- 1A person or thing that is foremost or most important in an activity or area: businesses that were number one in their marketsMore example sentences
- Being number one was more important than winning titles.
- Through all the years performing on stage Leviev kept on repeating his motto that it is not important to be number one but to sustain your position.
- Els remembers the difference he saw in the world number one at the 2000 Presidents Cup compared to the 1998 match in Australia.
- 1.1A record or book in a particular category that has sold the most copies in a particular time period: [as modifier]: the band’s first number-one albumMore example sentences
- The final of the souped-up talent contest is on Saturday, December 17, which gives the winner four days to get a single into the shops in time to make a claim on the Christmas number-one spot, assuming G4 or Westlife don't get there first.
- Not every young person is going to get onto Popstars, or sell a number one record.
- These three lines from one song from the current number one Hindi film soundtrack album (Kal Ho Naa Ho) in Mumbai say it all.
- 2Oneself: you must look after number oneMore example sentences
- The fact that he treated me like a loyal puppy never bothered me much because I knew that I was always number one when it came to his heart, always one of the most important people in his life.
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- Most important or prevalent; foremost: a number-one priorityMore example sentences
- ‘Our number-one priority was performance,’ says chief engineer Nobuaki Katayama.
- Our number-one priority has been reducing the numbers of those at risk of internal sewer flooding and addressing the worst cases of external flooding.
- Andy Brown, BSM roadshow manager, said: ‘Learning to drive is a number-one priority for most young people.’
number one, number two, etc.
- The shortest, or next shortest, etc., men’s cropped haircut produced with electric hair clippers.More example sentences
- Nearly all the women had hair on the curly/frizzy/wavy continuum and nearly all the men had a number one / two haircut.
More definitions of number oneDefinition of number one in:
- The US English dictionary