['sɪŋg(ə)l] or ['sɪŋɡl]


(noun.) a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base.

(verb.) hit a single; 'the batter singled to left field'.

(adj.) 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' .

(adj.) 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' .

(adj.) 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' .

(adj.) having uniform application; 'a single legal code for all' .

编辑:帕特里克--From WordNet


(a.) One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

(a.) Alone; having no companion.

(a.) Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.

(a.) Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.

(a.) Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.

(a.) Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.

(a.) Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.

(a.) Simple; not wise; weak; silly.

(v. t.) To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.

(v. t.) To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.

(v. t.) To take alone, or one by one.

(v. i.) To take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot.

(n.) A unit; one; as, to score a single.

(n.) The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.

(n.) A handful of gleaned grain.

(n.) A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural.

(n.) A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.



a. [1]. Sole, one only.[2]. Particular, individual, separate.[3]. Unmarried, unwedded.[4]. Pure, simple, unmixed, uncompounded.[5]. Alone, solitary, isolated.[6]. Sincere, uncorrupt, unbiassed, upright, ingenuous.

v. a. Choose, select, single out.



SYN:One, unique, only, individual, sole, solitary, separate, uncombined, unmarried,uncompounded

ANT:Plural, many, collective, united, numerous, frequent, married



adj. consisting of one only: individual unique: separate private: alone: unmarried: not combined with others: unmixed: having one only on each side: straightforward: sincere: simple normal: pure.—v.t. to separate: to choose one from others: to select from a number.—adjs. Sing′le-act′ing acting effectively in one direction only—of any reciprocating machine or implement; Sing′le-breast′ed with a single row of buttons or loops only of a coat corsage &c.—n. Single-en′try a system of book-keeping in which each entry appears only once on one side or other of an account.—adj. Sing′le-eyed having but one eye: devoted unselfish.—ns. Sing′le-flow′er a flower containing a single set of petals as a wild rose; Sing′le-foot a gait of horses the amble.—adjs. Sing′le-hand′ed by one's self: unassisted: having only one workman; Sing′le-heart′ed having a single or sincere heart: without duplicity.—adv. Sing′le-heart′edly.—adj. Sing′le-mind′ed having a single or sincere mind: upright.—ns. Sing′le-mind′edness; Sing′leness state of being single or alone: freedom from deceit: sincerity: simplicity.—adj. Sing′le-soled having a single sole as a shoe: poor.—ns. Sing′le-stick a stick or cudgel for one hand: a fight or game with singlesticks; Sing′let an undershirt or waistcoat; Sing′leton in whist a hand containing one card only of some suit; Sing′letree (the same as Swingletree); Sing′le-wom′an an unmarried woman: (obs.) a whore.—adv. Sing′ly one by one: particularly: alone: by one's self: honestly: sincerely.



For married persons to dream that they are single, foretells that their union will not be harmonious, and constant despondency will confront them.





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