- 1Oneself: 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.
- 2A person or thing that is the best or the 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.
- 2.1A best-selling record or book: an album featuring seventeen top movie themes and six number onesMore 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.
- 5 (or number two, etc.) The shortest (or next shortest, etc.) men’s 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.
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- 1Most important or prevalent: 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.’
- 1.1Best-selling: a number-one albumMore example sentences
- Riding the crest of this propaganda wave was the 1992 number-one best-selling book America: What Went Wrong by Donald Barlett and James Steele, one of the worst books of all time.
- Despite their number-one album, Permission to Land, their dramatic stage style complete with catsuits and spaceships meant that no one could decide whether they were serious or a comedy act.
- For the second week in a row now, Duff's greatest-hits collection is number-one album on the billboard chart, which is just out today.
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