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Definitions of single

  1.   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
  2.   not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective judging a contest with a single eye a single devotion to duty undivided affection gained their exclusive attention
  3.   characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing an individual serving separate rooms single occupancy a single bed
  4.   individual and distinct pegged down each separate branch to the earth a gift for every single child
  5.   hit a one base hit in baseball
  6.   a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
  7.   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
  8.   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
  9.   existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual 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
  10.   involved two individuals single combat
  11.   having uniform application a single legal code for all
  12.   hit a one base hit
  13.   used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals
  14.   Unmarried
  15.   One only as distinguished from more than one consisting of one alone individual separate as a single star
  16.   Alone having no companion
  17.   Hence unmarried as a single man or woman
  18.   Not doubled twisted together or combined with others as a single thread a single strand of a rope
  19.   Performed by one person or one on each side as a single combat
  20.   Uncompounded pure unmixed
  21.   Not deceitful or artful honest sincere
  22.   Simple not wise weak silly
  23.   To select as an individual person or thing from among a number to choose out from others to separate
  24.   To sequester to withdraw to retire
  25.   To take alone or one by one
  26.   To take the irrregular gait called single foot said of a horse See Single foot
  27.   A unit one as to score a single
  28.   The reeled filaments of silk twisted without doubling to give them firmness
  29.   A handful of gleaned grain
  30.   A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only
  31.   A game with but one player on each side usually in the plural
  32.   Consisting of one only separate alone unaided unmarried performed by one person having only one on each side as single combat sincere honest having only one row of petals as a single tulip
  33.   To select one person or thing from others with out or from
  34.   A unit one
  35.   Singleness
  36.   Consisting of one only individual separate alone unmarried not combined with others unmixed having one only on each side straightforward sincere simple pure
  37.   To separate to choose one from others to select from a number
  38.   Separate alone unmarried sincere
  39.   Singly
  40.   To select separate
  41.   To choose out one separate
  42.   Consisting of one only individual alone
  43.   Separate consisting of one only individual unmarried uncompounded alone not double with one on each side undivided pure simple
  44.   To separate to select to choose one from others Single flower when there is only one on a stem
  45.   Consisting of one only not double separate individual uncompounded alone unmarried done with one only incorrupt
  46.   To choose one from others to select followed by out

Quotes of single

  1. I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way We are watching the two best teams in the world -and I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test – Ian Botham
  2. I read cover to cover every jazz publication that I could and in the New York Times every single day reading their jazz reviews even though I didn't put them in the films I wanted to know what is going on – Ken Burns
  3. If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment we are contributing to the wounding of the world – Deepak Chopra
  4. I deal with unhappy marriages a lot I've never been married I'm single – Paula Danziger
  5. Which is why in my lieder concerts I always strove when possible to sing only the works of a single composer so that the audience could be gradually drawn into a particular creative genius' way of thinking and could follow him – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  6. When you're single and in your 20s you throw on a pair of jeans and look fabulous – Sheena Easton
  7. The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality and its law Learn to know ever more deeply from now on every single thing demands decision and every action responsibility – Martin Heidegger
  8. My style is where you see the individual and where a personality is communicated through actions decisions single objects and facts where the whole draws together to form a history – Martin Kippenberger
  9. Over time the federal government should move the nation to a single standard clean -burning gasoline – Mark Kirk
  10. Let the devil catch you but by a single hair and you are his forever – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  11. It's an incredibly difficult thing to bring a giraffe down They can kill a lion with a single blow from their feet – Joanna Lumley
  12. I've been overwhelmed I was a single mother for a time – Kelly Lynch
  13. The team which I led to the 1992 European Championship Finals is the only one in the history of the entire competition to have won every single one of its qualifying matches – Michel Patini
  14. It's impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note I've never been so much into runs as making single notes cry – Robin Trower
  15. My original concept was to provide a free encyclopedia for every single person in the world – Jimmy Wales

Usage examples for single

  1. The only peace I had just single minutes of peace was when I remembered that you hated me – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. Tell me and I'll do it every single thing – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  3. Not a word did he tell me not a single word – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  4. You are a single one among this number – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  5. Was he old or young married or single – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  6. As I look back at them all those years I know that during every single one of them I've been trying to get away from myself – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  7. Please No not a single one – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  8. “ Lucia there is only one single condition on which I will stay – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  9. “ I don't believe you care for a single other thing but T Reed – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  10. You weren't to say a single word last night until she had told me – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  11. Behind them in single file came a lot of women each bearing a ” – Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines by H. Wilfrid Walker
  12. But it would not have been safe for Mr Bumpkin to be away from town for a single day – The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit by Richard Harris
  13. And a man who knew his way about a man who worked alone and to a single purpose could reach him – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  14. “ I didn't say a single word observed the Piedmontese ” – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  15. Whether he was or not and whether I have to do it single handed or not I mean to find my brother – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  16. She watched him like the apple of her eye and would not let him go a single step away from her – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  17. Not a single fish rose – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  18. That was not a single voice – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  19. Why they are not going to leave us a single soul to go to church – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. We understand our business better than that we don't go into it single handed – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths

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