Definitions of single

  1. To choose out ( one); separate.
  2. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.
  3. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.
  4. To take alone, or one by one.
  5. To select ( one person or thing) from others: with out or from.
  6. To separate: to choose one from others: to select from a number.
  7. To select; separate.
  8. To take the irrregular gait called single- foot;- said of a horse. See Single- foot.
  9. hit a one- base hit, in baseball
  10. To separate; to select; to choose one from others. Single flower, when there is only one on a stem.
  11. To choose one from others; to select, followed by out.
  12. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
  13. A unit; one; as, to score a single.
  14. The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
  15. A handful of gleaned grain.
  16. A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.
  17. A game with but one player on each side; - usually in the plural.
  18. A unit; one.
  19. 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?"
  20. ( 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"
  21. 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"
  22. involved two individuals; " single combat"
  23. having uniform application; " a single legal code for all"
  24. hit a one- base hit
  25. 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"
  26. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.
  27. Alone; having no companion.
  28. Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.
  29. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.
  30. Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.
  31. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
  32. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.
  33. Simple; not wise; weak; silly.
  34. 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.
  35. Consisting of one only: individual: separate: alone: unmarried: not combined with others: unmixed: having one only on each side: straightforward: sincere: simple: pure.
  36. Separate; alone; unmarried; sincere.
  37. Singly.
  38. Consisting of one only; individual; alone.
  39. Separate; consisting of one only; individual; unmarried; uncompounded; alone; not double; with one on each side; undivided; pure; simple.
  40. Consisting of one only; not double; separate; individual; uncompounded; alone; unmarried; done with one only; incorrupt.