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  1. sin·gle
    IPA[ˈsiNGɡəl]
  2. adjective

    • 1. only one; not one of several:

      a single red rose the kingdom was ruled over by a single family
      Synonym : one, one only, sole, lone, solitary, isolated, by itself, unique, exclusive, unaccompanied, by oneself, alone, solo, odd
    • 2. regarded separately or as distinct from each other or others in a group:

      she wrote down every single word it's our single most popular beach
    • 3. even one (used for emphasis):

      they didn't receive a single reply
    • 4. designed or suitable for one person:

      a single bed
    • 5. not accompanied or supported by others; alone.

    • 6. unmarried or not involved in a stable sexual relationship:

      a single mother
      Synonym : unmarried, unwed, unwedded, unattached, free, without a partner/husband/wife, wifeless, husbandless, spouseless, partnerless, a bachelor, a spinster, on the shelf, sole
    • 7. consisting of one part:

      the studio was a single large room
    • 8. (of a ticket) not valid for the return trip; one-way:

      a first-class single ticket
    • 9. (of a flower) having only one whorl of petals:

      the individual blooms can be single, semidouble, or fully double
    • 10. denoting an alcoholic drink that consists of one measure of liquor:

      a single whiskey
    • 11. free from duplicity or deceit; ingenuous:

      a pure and single heart

    noun

    • 1. an individual person or thing rather than part of a pair or a group.

    • 2. a short record or CD featuring one main one song or track.

    • 3. people who are unmarried or not involved in a stable sexual relationship:

      a singles bar
    • 4. a one-way ticket.

    • 5. a bedroom, especially in a hotel, that is suitable for one person.

    • 6. a single measure of liquor.

    • 7. a one-dollar bill.

    • 8. a hit that allows the batter to reach first base safely.

    • 9. (especially in tennis and badminton) a game or competition for individual players, not pairs or teams.

    verb

    • 1. choose someone or something from a group for special treatment:

      one newspaper was singled out for criticism
    • 2. hit a single:

      Aaron singled to center
    • 3. cause (a run) to be scored by hitting a single:

      they each singled in a run
    • 4. advance (a runner) by hitting a single.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: single, plural noun: singles

    • v.: verb: single, 3rd person present: singles, gerund or present participle: singling, past tense: singled, past participle: singled

    • adjective

      only one; not one of several:

      regarded as distinct from each other or others in a group:

    • noun

      an individual person or thing rather than part of a pair or a group.

      a short record or CD featuring one main song or track.

    • verb

      choose someone or something from a group for special treatment:

      thin out (seedlings or saplings):

    • noun

      a line of people or things arranged one behind another:
    • adverb

      one behind another:
    • adverb

      done without help from anyone else:

      done or designed to be used with one hand:

    • noun

      a boat or other craft that can be sailed single-handed.

      a person who sails a boat or yacht single-handed.

    • noun

      a currency used by all the members of an economic federation.

      the currency (the euro) which replaced the national currencies of twelve member states of the European Union in 2002.

    • adjective

      (of a gene or genetic sequence) present in a genome in only one copy:
    • adjective

      denoting or relating to a video game designed to be played by one person at a time:
    • noun

      a vehicle or aircraft for one person.
    • adverb

      without help from anyone else:
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