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NOUN (2)

1. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base;
[syn: single, bingle]

2. the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number;
- Example: "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"
- Example: "they had lunch at one"
[syn: one, 1, I, ace, single, unity]


VERB (1)

1. hit a single;
- Example: "the batter singled to left field"


ADJECTIVE (7)

1. being or characteristic of a single thing or person;
- Example: "individual drops of rain"
- Example: "please mark the individual pages"
- Example: "they went their individual ways"
[syn: individual, single]

2. used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals;
- Example: "single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals"

3. existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual;
- Example: "upon the hill stood a single tower"
- Example: "had but a single thought which was to escape"
- Example: "a single survivor"
- Example: "a single serving"
- Example: "a single lens"
- Example: "a single thickness"

4. not married or related to the unmarried state;
- Example: "unmarried men and women"
- Example: "unmarried life"
- Example: "sex and the single girl"
- Example: "single parenthood"
- Example: "are you married or single?"
[syn: unmarried, single]

5. characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;
- Example: "an individual serving"
- Example: "single occupancy"
- Example: "a single bed"
[syn: individual, single(a)]

6. having uniform application;
- Example: "a single legal code for all"

7. not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective;
- Example: "judging a contest with a single eye"
- Example: "a single devotion to duty"
- Example: "undivided affection"
- Example: "gained their exclusive attention"
[syn: single(a), undivided, exclusive]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Single \Sin"gle\, a. [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular.] 1. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star. [1913 Webster] No single man is born with a right of controlling the opinions of all the rest. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Alone; having no companion. [1913 Webster] Who single hast maintained, Against revolted multitudes, the cause Of truth. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman. [1913 Webster] Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Single chose to live, and shunned to wed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope. [1913 Webster] 5. Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat. [1913 Webster] These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, . . . Who now defles thee thrice ti single fight. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 6. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed. [1913 Webster] Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to compound. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 7. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere. [1913 Webster] I speak it with a single heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 8. Simple; not wise; weak; silly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Single ale, Single beer, or Single drink, small ale, etc., as contrasted with double ale, etc., which is stronger. [Obs.] --Nares. Single bill (Law), a written engagement, generally under seal, for the payment of money, without a penalty. --Burril. Single court (Lawn Tennis), a court laid out for only two players. Single-cut file. See the Note under 4th File. Single entry. See under Bookkeeping. Single file. See under 1st File. Single flower (Bot.), a flower with but one set of petals, as a wild rose. Single knot. See Illust. under Knot. Single whip (Naut.), a single rope running through a fixed block. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Single \Sin"gle\, n. 1. A unit; one; as, to score a single. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness. [1913 Webster] 3. A handful of gleaned grain. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] 4. (Law Tennis) A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster] 5. (Baseball) A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Single \Sin"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Singled; p. pr. & vb. n. Singling.] 1. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate. [1913 Webster] Dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] His blood! she faintly screamed her mind Still singling one from all mankind. --More. [1913 Webster] 2. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] An agent singling itself from consorts. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 3. To take alone, or one by one. [1913 Webster] Men . . . commendable when they are singled. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Single \Sin"gle\, v. i. To take the irrregular gait called single-foot; -- said of a horse. See Single-foot. [1913 Webster] Many very fleet horses, when overdriven, adopt a disagreeable gait, which seems to be a cross between a pace and a trot, in which the two legs of one side are raised almost but not quite, simultaneously. Such horses are said to single, or to be single-footed. --W. S. Clark. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

single adj 1: being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways" [syn: individual, single] [ant: common] 2: 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" [ant: double] 3: 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" [ant: multiple] 4: 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?" [syn: unmarried, single] [ant: married] 5: characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed" [syn: individual, single(a)] 6: having uniform application; "a single legal code for all" 7: 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" [syn: single(a), undivided, exclusive] n 1: a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base [syn: single, bingle] 2: 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" [syn: one, 1, I, ace, single, unity] v 1: hit a single; "the batter singled to left field"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

122 Moby Thesaurus words for "single": a certain, an, any, any one, appropriate, article, atomic, austere, bachelorlike, bare, basic, candid, celibataire, celibate, characteristic, chaste, choose, cull, distinct, distinctive, distinguish, distinguished, either, elementary, entity, especial, essential, exclusive, fasten on, fix on, footloose and fancy-free, free, fundamental, homely, homespun, homogeneous, husbandless, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, in character, individual, indivisible, integer, integral, intrinsic, irreducible, isolated, item, lone, maiden, maidenly, marked, mere, misogamist, misogynist, module, monadic, monastic, monistic, monk, monolithic, nun, of a piece, old-maidish, one, only, open, particular, peculiar, person, persona, pick, plain, point, priest, primal, primary, proper, pure, pure and simple, quintessential, segregate, select, separate, severe, simon-pure, simple, single out, singleton, singular, sole, solid, solitary, soul, spare, special, specific, spinsterish, spinsterlike, spinsterly, spouseless, stark, true to form, unadorned, unanalyzable, unattached, uncluttered, undifferenced, undifferentiated, undivided, unfettered, uniform, unique, unit, unitary, unmarried, unshared, unwed, unwedded, virgin, virginal, whole
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

SINGLE. By itself, unconnected. 2. A single bill is one without any condition, and does not depend upon any future event to give it validity. Single is also applied to an unmarried person; as, A B, single woman. Vide Simplex.