from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Consisting of or fashioned in a single piece or part.
  • noun A one-piece garment, such as a swimsuit.

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  • adjective Composed of a single integral unit or so appearing.
  • noun A one-piece article of clothing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of clothing) consisting of or fashioned in a single whole piece


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  • She had hair down to her waist and a one-piece aqua bathing suit.

    True You

  • She wore a dark blue one-piece dress with a skirt that flapped about her ankles as she hurried down the stairs.

    Family Storms

  • Seriously, can Obama just go ahead and wear the one-piece multi-colored jumpsuit with the water-squirting flower on the lapel, the oversized shoes and the big red ball for a nose when he goes out and speaks from now on? vic nashville, Tn

    Poll: No change in Obama's approval on health care

  • This reduces wrist mobility and promotes a one-piece, shoulder-led rocking motion on the stroke.

    Making Big Strides in Little Strokes

  • In her other drawers were numerous pairs of jeans, bathing suits ranging from bikinis to Speedo one-piece suits, sweatpants, and T-shirts.

    History of a Suicide

  • For hunting, the men used a long, one-piece, pliable spear sharpened at one end.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Plus, she still rocked the bikini while most women her age had transitioned to the tankini or succumbed to the one-piece.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Last summer on the beach at Lake Tahoe, Ben could not help but notice the number of fortysomething women who had given up and gone the route of the matronly one-piece plus skirt that draped over their butt, which seemed a bit like trying to hide a Christmas ham with a cocktail napkin.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • There were also plays on the feminine and masculine, as in a two-for-one skirt over pant ensemble it's a one-piece.

    Mixed Media: Resort Wear from Denim to Floral

  • She climbed out of the car wearing Chanel sunglasses and a form-fitting, one-piece sweater-dress.

    Miles to Go


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