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Meaning of SINGLE

Pronunciation:  'singgul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
  2. [n]  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. [adj]  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?"
  4. [adj]  (botany; 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. [v]  hit a one-base hit, in baseball

SINGLE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: 1, ace, divorced, I, mateless, one, unity, unmarried, unwed, unwedded, widowed
 Antonyms: double, married
 See Also: base hit, bingle, digit, figure, hit, line single, line-drive single, monad, monas, safety, singleton, unmated



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sin"gle\, 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.
             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
             These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, . . .
             Who now defles thee thrice ti single fight.
    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}, {beer}, or {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.
    {Single court} (Lawn Tennis), a court laid out for only two
    {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
  2. \Sin"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Singled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  3. \Sin"gle\, 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.
  4. \Sin"gle\, 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.