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Meaning of SINGULAR

Pronunciation:  'singgyulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
  2. [adj]  being a single and separate person or thing; "can the singular person be understood apart from his culture?"; "every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind"-William James
  3. [adj]  beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"
  4. [adj]  unusual or striking; "a remarkable sight"; "such poise is singular in one so young"
  5. [adj]  grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit
  6. [adj]  the single one of its kind; "a singular example"; "the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"; "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"; "certain types of problems have unique solutions"

SINGULAR is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: curious, extraordinary, funny, individual, odd, peculiar, queer, remarkable, rum, rummy, single(a), singular form, strange, unique, unusual
 Antonyms: plural, plural, plural form
 See Also: form, signifier, word form



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sin"gu*lar\, a. [OE. singuler, F. singulier, fr. L.
    singularius, singularis, fr. singulus single. See {Single},
    1. Separate or apart from others; single; distinct. [Obs.]
             And God forbid that all a company Should rue a
             singular man's folly.                 --Chaucer.
    2. Engaged in by only one on a side; single. [Obs.]
             To try the matter thus together in a singular
             combat.                               --Holinshed.
    3. (Logic) Existing by itself; single; individual.
             The idea which represents one . . . determinate
             thing, is called a singular idea, whether simple,
             complex, or compound.                 --I. Watts.
    4. (Law) Each; individual; as, to convey several parcels of
       land, all and singular.
    5. (Gram.) Denoting one person or thing; as, the singular
       number; -- opposed to {dual} and {plural}.
    6. Standing by itself; out of the ordinary course; unusual;
       uncommon; strange; as, a singular phenomenon.
             So singular a sadness Must have a cause as strange
             as the effect.                        --Denham.
    7. Distinguished as existing in a very high degree; rarely
       equaled; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional; as, a man of
       singular gravity or attainments.
    8. Departing from general usage or expectations; odd;
       whimsical; -- often implying disapproval or consure.
             His zeal None seconded, as out of season judged, Or
             singular and rash.                    --Milton.
             To be singular in anything that is wise and worthy,
             is not a disparagement, but a praise. --Tillotson.
    9. Being alone; belonging to, or being, that of which there
       is but one; unique.
             These busts of the emperors and empresses are all
             very scarce, and some of them almost singular in
             their kind.                           --Addison.
    {Singular point in a curve} (Math.), a point at which the
       curve possesses some peculiar properties not possessed by
       other points of the curve, as a cusp point, or a multiple
    {Singular proposition} (Logic), a proposition having as its
       subject a singular term, or a common term limited to an
       individual by means of a singular sign. --Whately.
    {Singular succession} (Civil Law), division among individual
       successors, as distinguished from universal succession, by
       which an estate descended in intestacy to the heirs in
    {Singular term} (Logic), a term which represents or stands
       for a single individual.
    Syn: Unexampled; unprecedented; eminent; extraordinary;
         remarkable; uncommon; rare; unusual; peculiar; strange;
         odd; eccentric; fantastic.
  2. \Sin"gu*lar\, n.
    1. An individual instance; a particular. [Obs.] --Dr. H.
    2. (Gram) The singular number, or the number denoting one
       person or thing; a word in the singular number.