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English adjective: single

1. single being or characteristic of a single thing or person


SamplesIndividual drops of rain.
Please mark the individual pages.
They went their individual ways.


Synonymsindividual


Similaridiosyncratic, individualist, individualistic, man-to-man, one-on-one, respective, several, singular, various


See alsoseparate


Attributeindividualism, individuality, individuation


Antonymscommon

2. single used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals


SamplesSingle chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals.


Domain categorybotany, phytology


Antonymsdouble

3. single existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual


SamplesUpon 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.


Similarazygos, azygous, lone, lonesome, one-man, one-member, one-person, one-woman, only, singular, sole, solitary, sui generis, unary, uninominal, unique


Antonymsmultiple

4. single not married or related to the unmarried state


SamplesUnmarried men and women.
Unmarried life.
Sex and the single girl.
Single parenthood.
Are you married or single?.


Synonymsunmarried


Similardivorced, mateless, unwed, unwedded, widowed


See alsounmated


Antonymsmarried

5. single characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing


SamplesAn individual serving.
Single occupancy.
A single bed.


Synonymsindividual


Similarunshared


Antonymsshared

6. single having uniform application


SamplesA single legal code for all.


Similaruniform, unvarying


Antonymsmultiform

7. single not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective


SamplesJudging a contest with a single eye.
A single devotion to duty.
Undivided affection.
Gained their exclusive attention.


Synonymsexclusive, undivided


Similarconcentrated


Antonymsdistributed


English noun: single

1. single (act) a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base


Synonymsbingle


Broader (hypernym)base hit, safety


Narrower (hyponym)line single, line-drive single

2. single (quantity) the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number


SamplesHe has the one but will need a two and three to go with it.
They had lunch at one.


Synonyms1, ace, I, one, unity


Broader (hypernym)digit, figure


Narrower (hyponym)monad, monas, singleton


English verb: single

1. single (contact) hit a single


SamplesThe batter singled to left field.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game









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