from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Scots One.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A suffix applied to the names of classes in the quantitative classification of igneous rocks. See rock.
- n. Scotch and northern English form of one.
- n. A suffix of Latin origin, the same as -an, as in mundane, ultramontane, etc.
- n. In chem., a termination denoting that the hydrocarbon the name of which ends with it belongs to the paraffin series having the general formula CnH2n + 2: as, methane, CH4; ethane, C2H6.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used of a single unit or thing; not two or more
Perhaps he saw my old car and something psychological kicked in ane he didn’t want to be stuck behind me.
Ye see, sir, I want ye to put yersels i 'the han's o' a man that kens ye baith, and the half o 'yer story a'ready -- ane, that is, wha'll jeedge ye truly and mercifully, and no condemn ye affhan'.
But gien sic a ane was a clerk in a coontin 'hoose, he wad hae to stow awa the wings; I cannot see what use he wad hae for them there.
Sabbath at e'en, and out o 'ane's warm bed at this time o' night, and a sort o 'drow in the air besides --- there's nae time for considering
An 'gin ye come o' ane 'at cud play this fiddle as this fiddle deserves to be playt, ye'll do me credit.'
'Eh, laddie!' said Mrs. Falconer, the first greetings over, 'ane 's ta'en an' anither 's left! but what for 's mair nor I can faddom.
"I doobt there's mair o 'ane's in like condition, Jeames," responded the laird, "or we wad na be comin 'to tax yer skeel at this present."
But little ye ken the temptation o 'ane' at has but ae solitary wapon, to mak use o 'that same!
I kenned mysel 'ane' at in ord'nar 'affairs was coontit little better nor an idiot,' maist turn a prophet whan he gaed doon upo 'his knees.
An 'up yon'er ye cudna get a whack at her, for hurtin' ane 'at didna deserve' t.
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