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Etymology

Coef Noun Result
1 single
2 double doublet
3 triple triplet
4 quadruple quadruplet
5 quintuple quintuplet
6 sextuple sextuplet

Middle English sengle < Old French sengle < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] singulus a diminutive from the root in simplex "simple". See simple, and confer singular.

Pronunciation

Adjective

single (not comparable)

Positive
single

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Not accompanied by anything else.
    Can you give me a single reason not to leave right now?
  2. Not divided in parts.
    The potatoes left the spoon and landed in a single big lump on the plate.
  3. Designed for the use of only one.
    a single room
  4. Designed for a single use; not reusable.
    the anti-aircraft rocket is fired from a single use launch platform.
  5. Not married.
    Josh put down that he was a single male on the dating website.
  6. (botany) Having only one rank or row of petals.

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Noun

Singular
single

Plural
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single ({{{1}}})
  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.
  4. (cricket) A score of one run.
  5. (baseball) A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base.
  6. 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

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Verb

Infinitive
to single

Third person singular
singl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to single (third-person singular simple present singl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  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.
  2. (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.

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