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Definitions of single

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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 affection"; "gained their exclusive attention" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. individual and distinct; "pegged down each separate branch to the earth"; "a gift for every single child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. hit a one-base hit, in baseball Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (botany; of flowers) having usually only one row or whorl of petals; "single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. involved two individuals; "single combat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. having uniform application; "a single legal code for all" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. hit a one-base hit Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. Unmarried. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Alone; having no companion. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Simple; not wise; weak; silly. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To take alone, or one by one. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A unit; one; as, to score a single. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A handful of gleaned grain. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A game with but one player on each side; - usually in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Consisting of one only; separate; alone; unaided; unmarried; performed by one person; having only one on each side; as, single combat; sincere; honest; having only one row of petals; as, a single tulip. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. To select (one person or thing) from others: with out or from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. A unit; one. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Singleness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Consisting of one only: individual: separate: alone: unmarried: not combined with others: unmixed: having one only on each side: straightforward: sincere: simple: pure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. To separate: to choose one from others: to select from a number. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Separate; alone; unmarried; sincere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. Singly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. To select; separate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. To choose out (one); separate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Consisting of one only; individual; alone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Separate; consisting of one only; individual; unmarried; uncompounded; alone; not double; with one on each side; undivided; pure; simple. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To separate; to select; to choose one from others. Single flower, when there is only one on a stem. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. Consisting of one only; not double; separate; individual; uncompounded; alone; unmarried; done with one only; incorrupt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. To choose one from others; to select, followed by out. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural. mso.anu.edu.au
  48. To take the irrregular gait called single-foot; said of a horse. See Single-foot. dictgcide_fs
  49. A game with but one player on each side; usually in the plural. dictgcide_fs
  50. sing'gl, adj. consisting of one only: individual, unique: separate, private: alone: unmarried: not combined with others: unmixed: having one only on each side: straightforward: sincere: simple, normal: pure.--v.t. to separate: to choose one from others: to select from a number.--adjs. SING'LE-ACT'ING, acting effectively in one direction only--of any reciprocating machine or implement; SING'LE-BREAST'ED, with a single row of buttons or loops only, of a coat, corsage, &c.--n. SINGLE-EN'TRY, a system of book-keeping in which each entry appears only once on one side or other of an account.--adj. SING'LE-EYED, having but one eye: devoted, unselfish.--ns. SING'LE-FLOW'ER, a flower containing a single set of petals, as a wild rose; SING'LE-FOOT, a gait of horses, the amble.--adjs. SING'LE-HAND'ED, by one's self: unassisted: having only one workman; SING'LE-HEART'ED, having a single or sincere heart: without duplicity.--adv. SING'LE-HEART'EDLY.--adj. SING'LE-MIND'ED, having a single or sincere mind: upright.--ns. SING'LE-MIND'EDNESS; SING'LENESS, state of being single or alone: freedom from deceit: sincerity: simplicity.--adj. SING'LE-SOLED, having a single sole, as a shoe: poor.--ns. SING'LE-STICK, a stick or cudgel for one hand: a fight or game with singlesticks; SING'LET, an undershirt or waistcoat; SING'LETON, in whist, a hand containing one card only of some suit; SING'LETREE (the same as SWINGLETREE); SING'LE-WOM'AN, an unmarried woman: (obs.) a whore.--adv. SING'LY, one by one: particularly: alone: by one's self: honestly: sincerely. [O. Fr.,--L. sin-gulus, one to each, separate, akin to sem-el, once, Gr. ham-a.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. One only, not double or multiple, united, undivided, designed for or used or done by one person &c. or one set or pair, (s. combat, entry, file; s. flower, that grows one on a stem, also that has not double corolla; s. game, with one player on each side; s. court in lawn-tennis, fives, &c., of size &c. for s. game; s. bed, room, for one person; s. eye-glass, for one eye, monocle; a multitude inspired with a s. purpose); solitary, lonely, unaided, (a s. tree stands on the ridge; paid either by instalments or in a s. sum; s. life, state, man, woman, unmarried; s. blessedness facet., unmarried state); (in negative contexts) not to speak of more (did not see a s. one, a s. person; can a s. argument be advanced for it?); free from duplicity, sincere, consistent, guileless, ingenuous, (a s. eye, devotion to one purpose, whence single-eyed a.; s. heart or mind, simplicity of character, whence single-hearted, single-minded, aa., single-mindedness n.); s.-acting of engine &c., with steam admitted only to one side of piston; s.-breasted of coat &c., with only one set of buttons and buttonholes, not overlapping& buttoning either way; s.-cut of file, with grooves cut in one direction only, not crossing; s.-fire of cartridge, not meant to be recharged after use; s.-handed a. & adv., (done &c.) without help from other persons (by his s.-handed efforts; cannot be done s.-handed), also with or for one hand (the men played s.-handed against the women with both hands; two-handed& s.-handed swords); s.-loader, breechloading rifle without magazine; singlestick, (fencing with) long stick formerly used in kind of fencing; hence singleness n., singly adv. (N.) s. game; hit for one in cricket; (pl.) twisted s. threads of silk. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. Choose out as an example or as distinguishable or to serve some purpose. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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