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Definition of 'one by one'

Adverb

  1. in single file; "the prisoners came out one by one"
       Synonyms: one after another one at a time
  2. one piece at a time; "she sold the plates by the piece"
       Synonyms: by the piece
  3. apart from others; "taken individually, the rooms were, in fact, square"; "the fine points are treated singly"
       Synonyms: individually separately singly severally on an individual basis


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