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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. Having uniform application
    "a single legal code for all"
  6. 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
  7. (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"
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: singling, singles, singled

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: double, multiple

Encyclopedia: Single, Joseph