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Adjective: single  sing-gul
  1. Being or characteristic of one particular part of many
    "single drops of rain";
    - individual
  2. Existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
    "upon the hill stood a single tower"; "had but a single thought which was to escape"; "a single survivor"; "a single serving"; "a single lens"; "a single thickness"
  3. Not married; related to the unmarried state
    "sex and the single girl"; "single parenthood"; "are you married or single?";
    - unmarried
  4. Characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
    "single occupancy"; "a single bed";
    - individual
  5. (botany) 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"
  6. Having uniform application
    "a single legal code for all"
  7. Not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective
    "judging a contest with a single eye"; "a single devotion to duty";
    - undivided, exclusive
Verb: single  sing-gul
  1. (baseball) hit a single
    "the batter singled to left field"
Noun: single  sing-gul
  1. An unmarried person or someone without a partner
    "events for singles"
  2. One measure, esp. of a drink of spirits
    "a single of whisky"
  3. A popular song released and sold (on any format) on its own; a featured song with some others
  4. [Brit] A one-way ticket
  5. A room (e.g. in a hotel) for one person
    "Do you have a single for tonight?";
    - single room
  6. A base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
    - bingle [informal]
  7. [US, informal] A piece of paper money worth one dollar
    - dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill, buck [informal], clam [US, informal]
  8. The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    "he has the single but will need a two and three to go with it";
    - one, 1, I, ace, unity

Derived forms: singled, singling, singles

See also: azygos, azygous, concentrated, divorced, idiosyncratic, individualism, individualist, individualistic, individuality, individuation, lone, lonesome, man-to-man, mateless, one-man, one-member, one-on-one, one-person, one-woman, only, respective, separate, several, singular, sole, solitary, sui generis, unary, uniform, uninominal, unique, unmated, unshared, unvarying, unwed, unwedded, various, widowed

Type of: bank bill, bank note, banker's bill [N. Amer], banknote, base hit, bill [N. Amer], digit, Federal Reserve note [US], figure, government note [US], greenback [US, informal], hit, note, safety

Antonym: common, double, multiple

Encyclopedia: Single