Definition of Single

1. Noun. A base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base.

Exact synonyms: Bingle
Generic synonyms: Base Hit, Safety
Specialized synonyms: Line Single, Line-drive Single



2. Verb. Hit a single. "The batter singled to left field"
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Hit

3. Adjective. Being or characteristic of a single thing or person. "They went their individual ways"

4. Noun. The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number. "They had lunch at one"
Exact synonyms: 1, Ace, I, One, Unity
Generic synonyms: Digit, Figure
Specialized synonyms: Monad, Monas, Singleton

5. Adjective. 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"
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Antonyms: Double

6. Adjective. Existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual. "A single thickness"

7. Adjective. Not married or related to the unmarried state. "Are you married or single?"
Exact synonyms: Unmarried
Similar to: Divorced, Mateless, Unwed, Unwedded, Widowed
Also: Unmated
Antonyms: Married

8. Adjective. Characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing. "A single bed"
Exact synonyms: Individual
Similar to: Unshared

9. Adjective. Having uniform application. "A single legal code for all"
Similar to: Uniform, Unvarying

10. Adjective. Not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective. "Gained their exclusive attention"
Exact synonyms: Exclusive, Undivided
Similar to: Concentrated
Derivative terms: Singleness

Definition of Single

1. a. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

2. v. t. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.

3. v. i. To take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single- foot.

4. n. A unit; one; as, to score a single.

Definition of Single

1. Adjective. Not accompanied by anything else. ¹

2. Adjective. Not divided in parts. ¹

3. Adjective. Designed for the use of only one. ¹

4. Adjective. Not married nor dating ¹

5. Adjective. (botany) Having only one rank or row of petals. ¹

6. Adjective. (obsolete) Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit. ¹

7. Noun. A 45 RPM vinyl record with one song on side A and one on side B. ¹

8. Noun. A popular song released and sold (on any format) nominally on its own though usually has at least one extra track. ¹

9. Noun. One who is not married. ¹

10. Noun. (cricket) A score of one run. ¹

11. Noun. (baseball) A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base. ¹

12. Noun. (dominoes) A tile that has different values (i.e., number of pips) in each end. ¹

13. Noun. A bill valued at $1. ¹

14. Noun. (U.K.) A one-way ticket. ¹

15. Noun. (Canadian football) A score of one point, awarded when a kicked ball is dead within the non-kicking team's end zone or has exited that end zone. Officially known in the rules as a rouge. ¹

16. Verb. To identify or select one member of a group from the others; generally used with out, either to '''single out''' or to '''single''' (something) '''out'''. ¹

17. Verb. (baseball) To get a hit that advances the batter exactly one base. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Single

1. to select from a group [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

Medical Definition of Single

1. 1. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star. "No single man is born with a right of controlling the opinions of all the rest." (Pope) 2. Alone; having no companion. "Who single hast maintained, Against revolted multitudes, the cause Of truth." (Milton) 3. Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman. "Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness." (Shak) "Single chose to live, and shunned to wed." (Dryden) 4. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope. 5. Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat. "These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, . . . Who now defles thee thrice ti single fight." (Milton) 6. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed. "Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to compound." (I. Watts) 7. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere. "I speak it with a single heart." (Shak) 8. Simple; not wise; weak; silly. "He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice." (Beau & Fl) Single ale, beer, or drink, small ale, etc, as contrasted with double ale, etc, which is stronger. Single bill, a single rope running through a fixed block. Origin: L. Singulus, a dim. From the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. Sengle, fr. L. Singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular. 1. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate. "Dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark." (Bacon) "His blood! she faintly screamed her mind Still singling one from all mankind." (More) 2. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire. "An agent singling itself from consorts." (Hooker) 3. To take alone, or one by one. "Men . . . Commendable when they are singled." (Hooker) Origin: Singled; Singling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Single

singin'
singing
singing along
singing bowl
singing cowboy
singing cowboys
singing fish
singing flame
singing from the same hymnbook
singing telegram
singing voice
singingly
singings
singjay
single (current term)
single(a)
single-acting
single-barreled
single-barrelled
single-bedded
single-blind
single-blind method
single-breasted
single-breasted jacket
single-breasted suit
single-celled
single-channel
single-click
single-clicks

Literary usage of Single

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1. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1910)
"(Elmira State Line Railroad Company, lessor), of which 6.51 miles single track, State Line Junction to Pennsylvania-State line, are within the State; ..."

2. Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1897)
"single numbers, in stiff paper sides, 64 to 128 pages, 12^i cents; double numbers, ... ll(single). THE PRISONER OF CHILLON and Other Poems By Lord Byron. ..."

3. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1888)
"The first thing which strikes our attention is, that the executive authority, with few exceptions, is to be vested in a single magistrate. ..."

4. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1910)
"(Elmira State Line Railroad Company, lessor), of which 6.51 miles single track, State Line Junction to Pennsylvania-State line, are within the State; ..."

5. Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1897)
"single numbers, in stiff paper sides, 64 to 128 pages, 12^i cents; double numbers, ... ll(single). THE PRISONER OF CHILLON and Other Poems By Lord Byron. ..."

6. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1888)
"The first thing which strikes our attention is, that the executive authority, with few exceptions, is to be vested in a single magistrate. ..."

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