/sing"geuhl/, adj., v., singled, singling, n.adj.1. only one in number; one only; unique; sole: a single example.2. of, pertaining to, or suitable for one person only: a single room.3. solitary or sole; lone: He was the single survivor.4. unmarried: a single man.5. pertaining to the unmarried state: the single life.6. of one against one, as combat or fight.7. consisting of only one part, element, or member: a single lens.8. sincere and undivided: single devotion.9. separate, particular, or distinct; individual: Every single one of you must do your best. It's the single most important thing.10. uniform; applicable to all: a single safety code for all manufacturers.11. (of a bed or bedclothes) twin-size.12. (of a flower) having only one set of petals.14. (of the eye) seeing rightly.v.t.15. to pick or choose (one) from others (usually fol. by out): to single out a fact for special mention.16. Baseball.a. to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a one-base hit.b. to cause (a run) to be scored by a one-base hit (often fol. by in or home).v.i.17. Baseball. to hit a single.n.18. one person or thing; a single one.19. an accommodation suitable for one person only, as a hotel room or a table at a restaurant: to reserve a single.20. a ticket for a single seat at a theater.21. Brit.a. a one-way ticket.b. a steam locomotive having one driving wheel on each side.22. an unmarried person, esp. one who is relatively young.23. Baseball. Also called one-base hit. a base hit that enables a batter to reach first base safely.24. singles, (used with a sing. v.) a match with one player on each side, as a tennis match.25. Golf. twosome (def. 4).26. Cricket. a hit for which one run is scored.27. Informal. a one-dollar bill.28. a phonograph record, CD, or cassette usually having two songs.29. one of the songs recorded on a single.30. Often, singles. Textiles.a. reeled or spun silk that may or may not be thrown.b. a one-ply yarn of any fiber that has been drawn and twisted.[1275-1325; late ME (adj.), ME sengle < OF < L singulus individual, single, (pl.) one apiece, deriv. of *sem- one (see SIMPLEX)]Syn. 1. distinct, particular. 3. isolated. 4. unwed. 15. select. 18. individual.
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