single

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[sinĀ·gle]

If something is totally alone, or consists of only one part, it's single, like a single sock in your clean laundry basket that's mysteriously lost its mate.

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One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

Noun
a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base

Noun
the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one"

Verb
hit a one-base hit

Adjective
not married or related to the unmarried state; "unmarried men and women"; "unmarried life"; "sex and the single girl"; "single parenthood"; "are you married or single?"

Adjective
used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals; "single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals"

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a.
One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

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Alone; having no companion.

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Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.

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Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.

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Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.

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Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.

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Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.

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Simple; not wise; weak; silly.

v. t.
To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.

v. t.
To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.

v. t.
To take alone, or one by one.

v. i.
To take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot.

n.
A unit; one; as, to score a single.

n.
The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.

n.
A handful of gleaned grain.

n.
A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural.

n.
A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.


Single

Sin"gle , a. [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.] 1. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.
No single man is born with a right of controlling the opinions of all the rest.
2. Alone; having no companion.
Who single hast maintained, Against revolted multitudes, the cause Of truth.
3. Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.
Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
Single chose to live, and shunned to wed.
4. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope. 5. Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.
These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, . . . Who now defles thee thrice ti single fight.
6. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to compound.
7. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.
I speak it with a single heart.
8. Simple; not wise; weak; silly. [Obs.]
He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice.
Single ale, beer, ∨ drink, small ale, etc., as contrasted with double ale, etc., which is stronger. [Obs.] Nares. -- Single bill (Law), a written engagement, generally under seal, for the payment of money, without a penalty. Burril. -- Single court (Lawn Tennis), a court laid out for only two players. -- Single-cut file. See the Note under 4th File. -- Single entry. See under Bookkeeping. -- Single file. See under 1st File. -- Single flower (Bot.), a flower with but one set of petals, as a wild rose. -- Single knot. See Illust. under Knot. -- Single whip (Naut.), a single rope running through a fixed block.

Single

Sin"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Singled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Singling .] 1. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.
Dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark.
His blood! she faintly screamed her mind Still singling one from all mankind.
2. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire. [Obs.]
An agent singling itself from consorts.
3. To take alone, or one by one.
Men . . . commendable when they are singled.

Single

Sin"gle, v. i. To take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot.
Many very fleet horses, when overdriven, adopt a disagreeable gait, which seems to be a cross between a pace and a trot, in which the two legs of one side are raised almost but not quite, simultaneously. Such horses are said to single, or to be single-footed.

Single

Sin"gle, n. 1. A unit; one; as, to score a single. 2. pl. The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness. 3. A handful of gleaned grain. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] 4. (Law Tennis) A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural. 5. (Baseball) A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.

One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.

To take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot.

A unit; one; as, to score a single.

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Usage Examples

A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.

All my writing is about the recognition that there is no single reality. But the beauty of it is that you nevertheless go on, walking towards utopia, which may not exist, on a bridge which might end before you reach the other side.

After 'Freaks and Geeks,' I dealt with several producers who wanted to cover up all my beauty marks, every single mole on my body. They tried to cover them on my first two episodes of 'Dawson's Creek,' and it just looked ridiculous, so I had to put my foot down. But it's not something I'm insecure about.

A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.

A jellyfish is little more than a pulsating bell, a tassel of trailing tentacles and a single digestive opening through which it both eats and excretes - as regrettable an example of economy of design as ever was.

Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.

A lot of married people certainly have wonderful relationships with their dogs, but when you're single and your dog is the only other living thing in your house, it's a really special relationship which I wanted CATHY to have.

A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.

All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives.

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