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Definition of "single" []

  • Not accompanied by another or others; solitary. (adjective)
  • Consisting of one part, aspect, or section: a single thickness; a single serving. (adjective)
  • Having the same application for all; uniform: a single moral code for all. (adjective)
  • Consisting of one in number: She had but a single thought, which was to escape. (adjective)
  • Not divided; unbroken: a single slab of ice. (adjective)
  • Existing alone; solitary (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Distinct from other things; unique or individual (adjective)
  • Composed of one part (adjective)
  • Designed for one user (adjective)
  • Unmarried (adjective)
  • Connected with the condition of being unmarried (adjective)
  • (esp of combat) involving two individuals; one against one (adjective)
  • Sufficient for one person or thing only (adjective)
  • Even one (adjective)
  • (of a flower) having only one set or whorl of petals (adjective)
  • Determined; single-minded (adjective)
  • (of the eye) seeing correctly (adjective)
  • Honest or sincere; genuine (adjective)
  • (of ale, beer, etc) mild in strength (adjective)
  • Something forming one individual unit (noun)
  • An unmarried person (noun)
  • A gramophone record, CD, or cassette with a short recording, usually of pop music, on it (noun)
  • A game between two players (noun)
  • A hit from which one run is scored (noun)
  • A pound note (noun)
  • A dollar note (noun)
  • To select from a group of people or things; distinguish by separation (verb)
  • To thin out (seedlings) (verb)

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Use "single" in a sentence
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  • "CRAPSEY: "Now, I say this is the great law of religious variation, that in almost every instance, indeed, I think, in every single instance in history, all such movements begin with a _single_ personality.""
  • ""We should not waste a single item, a ­single dollar, just to wait in a warehouse.""