a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
one, 1, I, ace, single, unity(adj)
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"
being or characteristic of a single thing or person
"individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
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"
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"
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?"
characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
"an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"
having uniform application
"a single legal code for all"
single(a), undivided, exclusive(verb)
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"
hit a single
"the batter singled to left field"
A 45 RPM vinyl record with one song on side A and one on side B.
A popular song released and sold (on any format) nominally on its own though usually has at least one extra track.
The Offspring released four singles from their most recent album.
One who is not married.
He went to the party, hoping to meet some friendly singles there.
A score of one run.
A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base.
A tile that has different values (i.e., number of pips) in each end.
A one-way ticket.
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.
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.
To get a hit that advances the batter exactly one base.
Pedro singled in the bottom of the eighth inning, which, if converted to a run, would put the team back into contention.
Not accompanied by anything else.
Can you give me a single reason not to leave right now?
Not divided in parts.
The potatoes left the spoon and landed in a single big lump on the plate.
Designed for the use of only one.
a single room
Not married nor dating
Josh put down that he was a single male on the dating website.
Having only one rank or row of petals.
Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.
Origin: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.
one only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star
alone; having no companion
hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman
not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope
performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat
uncompounded; pure; unmixed
not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere
simple; not wise; weak; silly
to select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate
to sequester; to withdraw; to retire
to take alone, or one by one
to take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot
a unit; one; as, to score a single
the reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness
a handful of gleaned grain
a game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural
a hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only
Origin: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]
In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, the single is a song that is released separately from an album, but it usually appears on an album. Often, these are the most popular songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as commercial radio airplay, and in other cases a recording released as a single does not appear on an album.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'single' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #534
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'single' in Written Corpus Frequency: #860
Rank popularity for the word 'single' in Nouns Frequency: #2366
Rank popularity for the word 'single' in Adjectives Frequency: #60
The numerical value of single in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of single in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Every single time that we were weighed in, there were witnesses and it was recorded, that was every single time, so that's not true.
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for good.
Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world and whoever resues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.
We are committed to implementing a single program, with a single line of accountability, a single budget, a single set of business processes, a single cadre of staff and a single set of performance benchmarks.
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Translations for single
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- غير متزوج, أعزب, عزبArabic
- escàpol, simple, single, batada d'una baseCatalan, Valencian
- svobodný, jednotlivý, samotnýCzech
- allein, gemeinsam, unverheiratet, einzig, einzel, vereint, alleinstehend, einzeln, solo, einheitlich, ledig, single, Alleinstehender, Junggesellin, Alleinstehende, Einer, Solomann, Junggeselle, Hagestolz, Solofrau, Jungfrau, SingleauskopplungGerman
- ανύπαντρος, μονόκλινοGreek
- único, soltera, solo, soltero, sencilloSpanish
- یکدونه, تک, مجرد, یکنفرهPersian
- valita, sinkku, poimia, jakamaton, [[yhden]] [[hengen]], yksittäinen, silmätikku, naimaton, yksi, singleFinnish
- célibataire, seul, simpleFrench
- չամուսնացած, ամուրիArmenian
- nubile, single, solo, singolo, celibeItalian
- 独身, 独り, 未婚, シングル, 単打Japanese
- 싱글, 하나의Korean
- تاک دۆلاریKurdish
- onbestuetLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- singel, singelplate, singleNorwegian
- alleenstaand, vrijgezelDutch
- singelplate, single, singelNorwegian Nynorsk
- solitário, solteiro, particular, unitário, inteiro, único, single, solteiraPortuguese
- necăsătorit, întreg, singular, singur, nedivizat, individual, unit, separat, celibatar, unitarRomanian
- незамужняя, единственный, для одного, одинокий, одна, одинарный, неженатый, целый, холостой, единый, один, холостяк, незамужняя женщина, одиночка, синглRussian
- sam, neoženjen, singl, синглSerbo-Croatian
- enkel, enstaka, ensamstående, enda, enhetlig, ogift, odelad, singelSwedish
- độc thânVietnamese
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