What does single mean?

Definitions for single
ˈsɪŋ gəlsin·gle

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Wiktionary

  1. singlenoun

    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. singlenoun

    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. singlenoun

    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. singlenoun

    A score of one run.

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

  5. singlenoun

    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. singlenoun

    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. singlenoun

    A one-way ticket.

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

  8. singlenoun

    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. singleverb

    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. singleverb

    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. singleadjective

    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. singleadjective

    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. singleadjective

    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. singleadjective

    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. singleadjective

    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. singleadjective

    Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. single, binglenoun

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

  2. 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"

  3. individual, singleadjective

    being or characteristic of a single thing or person

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

  4. singleadjective

    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. singleadjective

    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, singleadjective

    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)adjective

    characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing

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

  8. single(a)adjective

    having uniform application

    "a single legal code for all"

  9. 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"

  10. singleverb

    hit a single

    "the batter singled to left field"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Singleadjective

    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. Singleadjective

    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. Singleadjective

    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. Singleadjective

    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. Singleadjective

    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. Singleadjective

    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. Singleadjective

    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. Singleadjective

    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. Singleverb

    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. Singleverb

    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. Singleverb

    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. Singleverb

    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. Singlenoun

    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. Singlenoun

    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. Singlenoun

    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. Singlenoun

    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. Singlenoun

    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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  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

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

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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. Vicki Finson:

    We need people every day, this will continue and if this virus is weeks, if not months, we'll have to be diligent every single day, because the patient usage has not decreased at all.

  2. Kevin Tsuis:

    We take care of the patients, which is our first and foremost goal, and take care of each other, thats the biggest thing. ... Help each other out, you know ? Never above somebody, never below somebody. Just right beside them every single step.

  3. Jill Biden:

    My students inspire me, they're single parents and veterans. They juggle multiple jobs and care for their families. Many of them are first-generation college students. They work so hard and ask for only one thing in return : opportunity. And every American deserves that.

  4. Turkman Falah Hassan:

    If Iran allowed us, we wouldn't let a single Kurd remain here.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    If you find someone who makes you smile, who checks up on you often to see if you are okay. Who watches over you and wants the best for you. Who loves and respects you genuinely. And above all, if you are so fortunate to find or meet someone who inspires or motivates you no matter what happens. Don’t let him or her go. Better still, never take him or her for granted. Because, someone like that is hard to find. Besides that, if you are still single or never married permit me to tell you this, it is advisable and encouraging to get married to such person(s). Yes! because he or she will be or become a friendly and extraordinary husband or wife to you. I mean, you will have little or nothing at all to worry about him or her. In other words, both of you will get on (or along) like a house on fire. That is to say, you will have a very good and enviable relationship. Mark my words. Anyway, IMHO in my humble (honest) opinion. ~Emeasoba George

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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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