Definitions for single
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word single.
a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
one, 1, I, ace, single, unityadjective
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, exclusiveverb
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.
Etymology: sengle, from sengle, from singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex. See simple, and confer singular.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: singulus, Latin.
The words are clear and easy, and their originals are of single signification without any ambiguity. South.
Some were single acts, though each compleat;
But ev’ry act stood ready to repeat. Dryden.
Then Theseus join’d with bold Pirithous came,
A single concord in a double name. Dryden.
A lonely desart, and an empty land,
Shall scarce afford, for needful hours of rest,
A single house to their benighted guest. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Where the poesy or oratory shines, a single reading is not sufficient to satisfy a mind that has a true taste; nor can we make the fullest improvement of them without proper reviews. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
As no single man is born with a right of controuling the opinions of all the rest, so the world has no title to demand the whole time of any particular person. Alexander Pope.
If one single word were to express but one simple idea, and nothing else, there would be scarce any mistake. Isaac Watts.
As simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single ideas to compound, so propositions are distinguished: the English tongue has some advantage above the learned languages, which have no usual word to distinguish single from simple. Isaac Watts.
Servant of God, well hast thou fought
The better fight, who single hast maintain’d
Against revolted multitudes the cause of truth. John Milton.
His wisdom such,
Three kingdoms wonder, and three kingdoms fear,
Whilst single he stood forth. John Denham.
In sweet possession of the fairy place,
Single and conscious to myself alone,
Of pleasures to th’ excluded world unknown. Dryden.
Is the single man therefore blessed? no: as a walled town is more worthier than a village, so is the forehead of a married man more honourable than the bare brow of a batchelor. William Shakespeare.
Abhorr’d all womankind, but most a wife;
So single chose to live, and shunn’d to wed,
Well pleas’d to want a consort of his bed. Dryden.
To make flowers double is effected by often removing them into new earth; as, on the contrary, double flowers, by neglecting and not removing, prove single. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
The light of the body is the eye: if thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. Mat. vi. 22.
He, when his country, threaten’d with alarms,
Shall more than once the Punick bands affright,
Shall kill the Gaulish king in single fight. John Dryden, Æn.
Etymology: from the adjective.
I saw him in the battle range about,
And how he singled Clifford forth. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Every man may have a peculiar savour, which although not perceptible unto man, yet sensible unto dogs, who hereby can single out their master in the dark. Brown.
Do’st thou already single me? I thought
Gyves and the mill had tam’d thee. John Milton, Agonistes.
Begin, auspicious boy, to cast about
Thy infant eyes, and with a smile thy mother single out. Dry.
Single the lowliest of the am’rous youth;
Ask for his vows, but hope not for his truth. Matthew Prior.
Yea simply, faith Basil, and universally, whether it be in works of nature, or of voluntary choice, I see not any thing done as it should be, if it be wrought by an agent singling itself from consorts. Richard Hooker.
Many men there are, than whom nothing is more commendable when they are singled; and yet, in society with others, none less fit to answer the duties which are looked for at their hands. Richard Hooker.
Hardly they heard, which by good hunters singled are. Philip Sidney.
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
Etymology: [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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Rank popularity for the word 'single' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #534
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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
We’re usually afraid to describe new species based on only a single one, because there’s a chance that there might be some sort of variation, once we had those two specimens, we were fairly sure they were a new species.
For 20 years, Hillary’s opponent had a different plan, which he called single player but it’s really 51 payer as states have to pay 14 percent of it.
Whatever anyone does in their private life is not our business, i am never going to single out anyone in sermons for any sinful conduct. At the same time, in the mosque I am a part of, there is a clear red line : They can not preach onto others that this is part of Shiite Islam, the same way I would not let a person sell liquor on our property.
How can you run for the Republican nomination and be for single-payer healthcare? i ask that with all due respect.
It’s like having a broken arm every single day of your life, expect it’s in your legs and back, it starts to tingle and then it hurts a lot after.
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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
- 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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