single: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sing'gul), [key]
— adj., v., n. -gled, -gling,
- only one in number; one only; unique; sole: a single example.
- of, pertaining to, or suitable for one person only: a single room.
- solitary or sole; lone: He was the single survivor.
- unmarried: a single man.
- pertaining to the unmarried state: the single life.
- of one against one, as combat or fight.
- consisting of only one part, element, or member: a single lens.
- sincere and undivided: single devotion.
- separate, particular, or distinct; individual: Every single one of you must do your best. It's the single most important thing.
- uniform; applicable to all: a single safety code for all manufacturers.
- (of a bed or bedclothes) twin-size.
- (of a flower) having only one set of petals.
- of standard strength or body, as ale, beer, etc. Cf.(def. 1).
- (of the eye) seeing rightly.
- to pick or choose (one) from others (usually fol. by out): to single out a fact for special mention.
- to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a one-base hit.
- to cause (a run) to be scored by a one-base hit (often fol. by in or home).
- to hit a single.
- one person or thing; a single one.
- an accommodation suitable for one person only, as a hotel room or a table at a restaurant: to reserve a single.
- a ticket for a single seat at a theater.
- a one-way ticket.
- a steam locomotive having one driving wheel on each side.
- an unmarried person, esp. one who is relatively young.
- Also calleda base hit that enables a batter to reach first base safely.
- a match with one player on each side, as a tennis match.
- twosome (def. 4).
- a hit for which one run is scored.
- a one-dollar bill.
- a phonograph record usually played at 45 r.p.m. and often having one popular song on each side.
- the song recorded on one side of a single.
- reeled or spun silk that may or may not be thrown.
- a one-ply yarn of any fiber that has been drawn and twisted.
- single (Thesaurus)