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Definitions of single

  1. To choose out (one); separate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To take alone, or one by one. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. To separate: to choose one from others: to select from a number. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To select; separate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. hit a one-base hit, in baseball Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. A unit; one; as, to score a single. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A handful of gleaned grain. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A game with but one player on each side; - usually in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A unit; one. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. individual and distinct; "pegged down each separate branch to the earth"; "a gift for every single child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. (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
  22. 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
  23. involved two individuals; "single combat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. having uniform application; "a single legal code for all" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. hit a one-base hit Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Alone; having no companion. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Simple; not wise; weak; silly. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. 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.
  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. Separate; alone; unmarried; sincere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. Singly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Consisting of one only; individual; alone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.

Usage examples for single

  1. Was he old or young, married or single – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  2. She watched him like the apple of her eye and would not let him go a single step away from her. – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
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