Definition of 一本



  • one long cylindrical thing; one film, TV show, etc.; one goal, home run, etc.; one telephone call 本【ほん】
  • one version
  • one book; a certain book
  • ippon; one point; a blow - Martial Arts term
  • experienced geisha 半玉【はんぎょく】

suffix noun:

  • single-minded focus on ... - after a noun, usu. as 〜一本で, 〜一本に, etc.

Example Sentences

We're one baton short for the relay.
For example, this is a pen.
There was not a tree in sight.
He drinks a bottle of beer at dinner.
He cut down a tree in his garden.

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