Complete Definition of "single"

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English
rank|sweet|duty|heavy|615|single|foot|beauty|attention

Etymology
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ME. sengle < OF. sengle < L. singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex "simple". See simple, and confer singular''.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËsɪÅgl/
audio|en-us-single.ogg|Audio (US)
:rhymes|ɪÅÉ¡Él

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Not accompanied by anything else.

#:Can you give me a single reason not to leave right now?

  1. Not divided in parts.

#:The potatoes left the spoon and landed in a single big lump on the plate.

  1. Designed for the use of only one.

#:a single room

  1. Designed for a single use; not reusable.

#: the anti-aircraft rocket is fired from a single use launch platform.

  1. Not married.

#:Josh put down that he was a single male on the dating website.

  1. botany Having only one rank or row of petals.

Synonyms
(not accompanied by anything else): lone, sole
(not divided in parts): unbroken, undivided, uniform
(not married): unmarried

Antonyms
i|single: divorced, married, widowed

Translations
trans-top|not accompanied by anything else
Finnish: yksittäinen
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Swedish: enda, enstaka
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trans-top|not divided in parts
trans-mid
Swedish: enhetlig, odelad
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trans-top|designed for the use of only one
trans-mid
Swedish: t+|sv|enkel
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trans-top|not married
Finnish: naimaton, sinkku (colloquial)
trans-mid
Swedish: ensamstående, ogift
trans-bottom

trans-top|botany: having only one rank or row of petal
trans-mid
Swedish: t+|sv|enkel
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Spanish: soltero m, soltera f

Related terms
singular
singularity
singularly

Noun
en-noun

  1. A 45rpm vinyl record with one song on side A and one on side B.
  2. A popular song released and sold (on any format) nominally on its own though usually has at least one extra track.
  3. One who is not married.

#:He went to the party, hoping to meet some friendly singles there.

  1. cricket A score of one run.
  2. baseball A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base.
  3. A bill valued at $1.

#:I don't have any singles, so you'll have to make change.

Antonyms
(45rpm vinyl record): album
(one who is not married): married

Related terms
cassingle
singles charts
CD single
baseball
cricket

Translations
trans-top|45rpm vinyl record
Croatian: t-|hr|singl|m
trans-mid
Swedish: t+|sv|singel|c
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trans-top|popular song
Croatian: t-|hr|singl|m
Finnish: t+|fi|single
trans-mid
Swedish: t+|sv|singel|c
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trans-top|one who is not married
Croatian: t-|hr|singl|m
Finnish: t-|fi|naimaton, t+|fi|sinkku
trans-mid
Swedish: ensamstående, ogift
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trans-top|cricket: score of one run
trans-mid
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trans-top|baseball: hit
trans-mid
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trans-top|A bill valued at $1
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Kurdish:

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Verb
en-verb|singl|ing

  1. To identify or select one member of a group from the others; generally used with out, either to single out or to single (something) out.

#: Eddie singled out his favorite marble from the bag.
#: Evonne always wondered why Ernest had singled her out of the group of giggling girls she hung around with.

  1. baseball To get a hit that advances the batter exactly one base.

#: Pedro singled in the bottom of the eighth inning, which, if converted to a run, would put the team back into contention.

Derived terms
single out

References
R:1913
R:Online Etymology Dictionary

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