HyperDic: unique

English > 4 senses of the word unique:
ADJECTIVEallunique, alone, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleledradically distinctive and without equal
allunique(followed by 'to') applying exclusively to a given category / category or condition or locality
allunique, singularthe single one of its kind
alluniquehighly unusual or rare but not the single instance
unique > pronunciation
Soundsyuwniy'k
Rhymesantique ... wreak: 54 rhymes with iyk...
English > unique: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningradically distinctive and without equal.
Example "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint"
Synonymsalone, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleled
Broaderincomparable, uncomparableSuch that comparison is impossible
Spanishel único, incomparable, inigualable, inigualado, solos, único
Catalaninigualable, inigualat, sense igual, únic
Nounsuniquenessthe quality of being one of a kind
English > unique: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(followed by 'to') applying exclusively to a given category / category or condition or locality.
Example"a species unique to Australia"
Broaderspecific(sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
Nounsuniquenessthe quality of being one of a kind
English > unique: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningThe single one of its kind.
Examples
  • "the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"
  • "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"
  • "certain types of problems have unique solutions"
Synonymsingular
BroadersingleExisting alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
Spanishsingular, única, único
Catalansingular, únic
Nounsuniquenessthe quality of being one of a kind
Adverbsuniquelyso as to be unique
English > unique: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHighly unusual or rare but not the single instance.
Examples
  • "spoke with a unique accent"
  • "had unique ability in raising funds"
  • "a frankness unique in literature"
  • "a unique dining experience"
Broaderunusualnot usual or common or ordinary

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