Definitions of single

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

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. 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
  2. You weren't to say a single word last night, until she had told me. ” – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  3. Tell me, and I'll do it, every single thing. ” – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  4. Why, they are not going to leave us a single soul to go to church. ” – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  5. 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
  6. “ Lucia, there is only one single condition on which I will stay." ” – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  7. Not a single fish rose. ” – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  8. “ " I don't believe you care for a single other thing but T. Reed. ” – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  9. You are a single one among this number. ” – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. “ " I didn't say a single word," observed the Piedmontese. ” – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  13. 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
  14. Was he old or young, married or single – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  15. Not a word did he tell me- not a single word! ” – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  16. The only peace I had, just single minutes of peace, was when I remembered that you hated me." ” – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  17. We understand our business better than that, we don't go into it single handed. ” – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  18. That was not a single voice. ” – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  19. 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
  20. “ " Please-" " No, not a single one. ” – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith

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