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noun, no adjective, adverb

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Root Words:

[いち() + ばん()]
ichi + ban

English Meaning(s) for 一番

noun, no adjective
  1. number one; first; first place
  1. best; most
  1. game; round; bout
  1. as a test; as an experiment; by way of experiment; by way of trial; tentatively
  1. song (e.g. in noh); piece

Definition and Synonyms for 一番

Foremost before anything else
Synonyms: まず, とりあえず, ひとつがい, まずもって, 一番, 何はさておき, 第一
Foremost prominently forward
Synonyms: まず, ひとつがい, まずもって, 一番, 真っ先に
First before another in time, space, or importance
Synonyms: まず, ひとつがい, まずもって, 一番, 1等
Better from a position of superiority or authority
Synonyms: ひとつがい, 一番
Number One the first element in a countable series
Synonyms: ピン, トップ, ひとつがい, ナンバーワン, 一番, いの一番, 一番目, 最前, 第一
Number One the first or highest in an ordering or series
Synonyms: はじめ, トップ, ひとつがい, ナンバーワン, 一番, いの一番, 一級, 光一, 初め, 初める, 最初, 真っ先, 第一, 1等, 随一

Meanings for each kanji in 一番

» one; one radical (no.1)
» turn; number in a series

Categories 一番 is a member of

Ordinal Number the number designating place in an ordered sequence
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Sample Sentences for 一番

I can't reach things on the top shelf.
What is your favorite sport?
For the best fried chicken in Gulfport, go to Grandma's Kitchen.
You'll have to turn over a new leaf.
My mother gets up the earliest every morning.

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