What is the meaning of single?


  • A base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base.
  • The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number.
    • usage: "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one"


  • Hit a single.
    • usage: "the batter singled to left field"


  • Being or characteristic of a single thing or person.
    • usage: "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
  • Used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals.
    • usage: "single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals"
  • Existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual.
    • usage: "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"
  • Not married or related to the unmarried state.
    • usage: "unmarried men and women"; "unmarried life"; "sex and the single girl"; "single parenthood"; "are you married or single"
  • Characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing.
    • usage: "an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"
  • Having uniform application.
    • usage: "a single legal code for all"
  • Not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective.
    • usage: "judging a contest with a single eye"; "a single devotion to duty"; "undivided affection"; "gained their exclusive attention"
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APAWordNet. (2010). single. Retrieved June 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/single/definitions/1183585
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "single" http://smartdefine.org/single/definitions/1183585 (accessed June 25, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, single, Smart Define, viewed 25 June, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/single/definitions/1183585>.
MLAWordNet. "single" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 June 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/single/definitions/1183585>
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