single


single
single [siŋ′gəl]
adj.
[ME < OFr sengle < L singulus, single: for IE base see SIMPLE]
1.
a) one only; one and no more; individual
b) separate and distinct from others of the same kind [every single time]
2. without another or others; alone; solitary
3. of or for one person, as a bed or room, or one family, as a house
4. between two persons only; with only one on each side [single combat]
5.
a) unmarried
b) of or characteristic of the unmarried state
6. having only one part; not double, compound, multiple, etc.
7. the same for all; uniform [a single scale of pay]
8. being a whole, or unbroken [forming a single front]
9. having only one row or set of petals: said of flowers
10. honest; sincere
11. seeing justly [to judge with a single eye]
12. Rare unique; singular
13. Archaic weak; inferior: said of beer, ale, etc.
vt.
singled, singling
1. to select or distinguish from others: now usually with out
2. Baseball to advance (a runner) by hitting a single
vi.
Baseball to hit a single
n.
1. a single person or thing; specif.,
a) a hotel room, travel space, etc. for one person
b) [pl.] unmarried people collectively
c) Informal a one-dollar bill
d) Informal a phonograph record, usually recorded at 45 rpm, with one short performance on each side
2. Baseball a hit on which the batter reaches first base
3. Cricket a hit by which one run is scored
4. Golf a match between two players
5. [pl.] Racket Sports a match with only one player on each side
singleness
n.

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