Meaning of single by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of single by Wordnet Dictionary
- IPA: /ˈsɪŋɡl/
- Rhymes: -ɪŋɡəl
- Not accompanied by anything else .
- Not divided in parts .
- Designed for the use of only one .
- a single room
- Not married nor dating
- ( botany ) Having only one rank or row of petals .
- ( obsolete ) Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.
- single bed
- single-blind/single blind
- single bond
- single combat
- single cream
- single crochet
- single cross
- single crystal
- single currency
- single data rate
- single entry
- single file
- single flower
- single grave
- single leaf
- single knot
- single malt
- single market
- single money
- single mother
- single option
- single parent
- single-ply roof
- single pneumonia
- single-point urban interchange
- single point of failure
- single precision
- single prop
- single quote
- single scull
- single shell
- single shot
- single sourcing
- single standard
- single star system
- single stitch
- single supplement
- single tax
- single track
- single union agreement
- 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 .
- One who is not married .
- ( cricket ) A score of one run .
- ( baseball ) A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base .
- ( dominoes ) A tile that has different values ( i.e., number of pips ) in each end .
- A bill valued at $1 .
- ( UK ) A one-way ticket .
- ( Canadian football ) 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 .
- ( baseball ) To get a hit that advances the batter exactly one base .
- single out
Explanation of single by Wordnet Dictionary
- single occupancy
- a single bed
- 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
- Single a. [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.]
1. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, “a single star”.
No single man is born with a right of controlling the opinions of all the rest. Pope.
2. Alone; having no companion.
Who single hast maintained,
Against revolted multitudes, the cause
Of truth. Milton.
3. Hence, unmarried; as, “a single man or woman”.
Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness. Shak.
Single chose to live, and shunned to wed. Dryden.
4. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, “a single thread; a single strand of a rope”.
5. Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, “a single combat”.
These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, . . .
Who now defles thee thrice ti single fight. Milton.
6. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to compound. I. Watts.
7. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.
I speak it with a single heart. Shak.
8. Simple; not wise; weak; silly. [Obs.]
He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice. Beau. & Fl.
Single ale, Single beer, or Single drink, small ale, etc., as contrasted with double ale, etc., which is stronger. [Obs.] Nares. -- Single bill ( Law ), a written engagement, generally under seal, for the payment of money, without a penalty. Burril. -- Single court ( Lawn Tennis ), a court laid out for only two players. -- Single-cut file. See the Note under 4th File. -- Single entry. See under Bookkeeping. -- Single file. See under 1st File. -- Single flower ( Bot. ), a flower with but one set of petals, as a wild rose. -- Single knot. See Illust. under Knot. -- Single whip ( Naut. ), a single rope running through a fixed block.
- Single, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Singled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Singling]
1. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.
Dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark. Bacon.
His blood! she faintly screamed her mind
Still singling one from all mankind. More.
2. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire. [Obs.]
An agent singling itself from consorts. Hooker.
3. To take alone, or one by one.
Men . . . commendable when they are singled. Hooker.
- Single, v. i. To take the irrregular gait called single-foot; -- said of a horse. See Single-foot.
Many very fleet horses, when overdriven, adopt a disagreeable gait, which seems to be a cross between a pace and a trot, in which the two legs of one side are raised almost but not quite, simultaneously. Such horses are said to single, or to be single-footed. W. S. Clark.
- Single, n.
1. A unit; one; as, “to score a single”.
2. pl. The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
3. A handful of gleaned grain. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
4. ( Law Tennis ) A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural.
5. ( Baseball ) A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.
Definition of single by GCIDE Dictionary