['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' .
(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. . Sole, one only.. Particular, individual, separate.. Unmarried, unwedded.. Pure, simple, unmixed, uncompounded.. Alone, solitary, isolated.. 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.
- In the second method both operations are performed on a single machine. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Every few weeks thou dost bring in twelve or more books, written in half the time it takes our quickest scribe to make a single copy. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- There was but a single way, and that led through the mighty, towering trees upon our right. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- A single man in a dog-cart, so far as I could see. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- As he saw his mate go down he crouched, and, with a low snarl, sprang upon the captain crushing him to his knees with a single mighty blow. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- Not a single one but has at some time wept. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Even yet I could not recall a single feature, but I knew him! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Tupman,' said the old gentleman, 'you singled out that particular bird? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Lizzy, why am I thus singled from my family, and blessed above them all! 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- Arrived at that grand destination, Fanny singled out the handsomest house, and knocking at the door, inquired for Mrs Merdle. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Almost as soon as I entered the house, I singled you out as the companion of my future life. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- The process of singling into individuality resulted into the great polarisation of sex. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Well, at any rate, I'll carry this, and this, and this, said Miss Ophelia, singling out three boxes and a small carpet-bag. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Vy didn't you say so before,' said Sam, with great indignation, singling out the boots in question from the heap before him. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- If his object in singling out Drummle were to bring him out still more, it perfectly succeeded. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- She was very wrong in singling me out as she did; I can safely say that every advance to intimacy began on her side. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- Nobody but a child would have thought of singling YOU two out for parties in the affair! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Rather we are the singling away into purity and clear being, of things that were mixed. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.