What does single mean?

Definitions for single
ˈsɪŋ gəlsin·gle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word single.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. single, bingle(noun)

    a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base

  2. 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"

  3. individual, single(adj)

    being or characteristic of a single thing or person

    "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"

  4. single(adj)

    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"

  5. single(adj)

    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"

  6. unmarried, single(adj)

    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?"

  7. individual, single(a)(adj)

    characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing

    "an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"

  8. single(a)(adj)

    having uniform application

    "a single legal code for all"

  9. 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"

  10. single(verb)

    hit a single

    "the batter singled to left field"

Wiktionary

  1. single(Noun)

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

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  2. single(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  3. single(Noun)

    One who is not married.

    He went to the party, hoping to meet some friendly singles there.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  4. single(Noun)

    A score of one run.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  5. single(Noun)

    A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  6. single(Noun)

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

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  7. single(Noun)

    A one-way ticket.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  8. single(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  9. single(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.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  10. single(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  11. single(Adjective)

    Not accompanied by anything else.

    Can you give me a single reason not to leave right now?

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  12. single(Adjective)

    Not divided in parts.

    The potatoes left the spoon and landed in a single big lump on the plate.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  13. single(Adjective)

    Designed for the use of only one.

    a single room

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  14. single(Adjective)

    Not married nor dating

    Josh put down that he was a single male on the dating website.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  15. single(Adjective)

    Having only one rank or row of petals.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

  16. single(Adjective)

    Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.

    Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Single(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  2. Single(adj)

    alone; having no companion

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  3. Single(adj)

    hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  4. Single(adj)

    not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  5. Single(adj)

    performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  6. Single(adj)

    uncompounded; pure; unmixed

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  7. Single(adj)

    not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  8. Single(adj)

    simple; not wise; weak; silly

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  9. Single(verb)

    to select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  10. Single(verb)

    to sequester; to withdraw; to retire

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  11. Single(verb)

    to take alone, or one by one

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  12. Single(verb)

    to take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  13. Single(noun)

    a unit; one; as, to score a single

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  14. Single(noun)

    the reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  15. Single(noun)

    a handful of gleaned grain

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  16. Single(noun)

    a game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

  17. Single(noun)

    a hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only

    Etymology: [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]

Freebase

  1. Single

    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

  1. Single

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'single' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #534

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'single' in Written Corpus Frequency: #860

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'single' in Nouns Frequency: #2366

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'single' in Adjectives Frequency: #60

How to pronounce single?

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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say single in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of single in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of single in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of single in a Sentence

  1. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

  2. Joe Manchin:

    Schumer said. ROMNEY ANNOUNCES HE WILL VOTE TO CONVICT TRUMP IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Republicans had long-predicted a bipartisan acquittal, but the last-minute decision by the three robbed Trump of that talking point. With Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, defecting from his party and voting for guilt on one article of impeachment, it was Democrats who celebrated bipartisanship. The vote created a bipartisan impeachment that can never be erased from history, Schumer said. Democrats touted the party unity and praised the House impeachment managers for making a convincing case. There was a bipartisan vote -- even though it wasnt two thirds -- that found President Trump guilty, Stabenow said. Every single Democrat plus one Republican. On Monday, Manchin took to the Senate floor to push for a lighter measure ofcensure againstTrump and he was considered by Republicans one of their best bets for a defection. For his part, Manchin said he prayed on the decision. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP This was the most difficult decision Ive ever had to make, Manchin told reporters afterward. This is not a political vote whatsoever. Its not whether I like the president. Ive always had a good relationship [with Trump], but I love my country, and I have an obligation, responsibilities and my duties to my country. And if I cant explain that then shame on me.

  3. Gary Peters:

    Despite my serious reservations, I will reluctantly vote against a motion of disapproval because I believe that doing so will protect the credibility of the United States to hold Iran accountable to adhere to every single obligation in the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action], having talked to the technical experts who will be involved with the implementation of this agreement, I have come to the conclusion that its many overlapping provisions will make it exceedingly difficult for the Iranians to build a nuclear weapon in the short term and will lengthen the time required should they choose to break their commitments and try to build one in the future.

  4. Joe Rogan:

    I think I'll probably vote for Bernie. Him as a human being, when I was hanging out with him, I believe in him, I like him, I like him a lot, what Bernie stands for is a guy -- look, you could dig up dirt on every single human being that's ever existed if you catch them in their worst moment and you magnify those moments and you cut out everything else and you only display those worst moments. That said, you can't find very many with Bernie. He's been insanely consistent his entire life. He's basically been saying the same thing, been for the same thing his whole life. And that in and of itself is a very powerful structure to operate from.

  5. Chief Executive Joe Jimenez:

    So we are not pulling back. We're in these markets for the long term. We are going to live through the volatility, we have seen a bit of a slowdown in emerging markets particularly China but in our business that means moving from mid-double digit growth rates to now in the mid-single digit growth rates.

Images & Illustrations of single

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Translations for single

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  • 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
  • unuopaĵoEsperanto
  • único, soltera, solo, soltero, sencilloSpanish
  • یکدونه, تک, مجرد, یک‌نفرهPersian
  • valita, sinkku, poimia, jakamaton, [[yhden]] [[hengen]], yksittäinen, silmätikku, naimaton, yksi, singleFinnish
  • célibataire, seul, simpleFrench
  • singilIrish
  • अविवाहितHindi
  • չամուսնացած, ամուրիArmenian
  • nubile, single, solo, singolo, celibeItalian
  • אחתHebrew
  • 独身, 独り, 未婚, シングル, 単打Japanese
  • 싱글, 하나의Korean
  • تاک دۆلاریKurdish
  • singulusLatin
  • onbestuetLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • bujangMalay
  • 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
  • เดี่ยวThai
  • bekarTurkish
  • синглUkrainian
  • độc thânVietnamese
  • selibikVolapük

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