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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)

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.

Use "single" in a sentence
  • "The glories of the 'single transferable vote' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'The glories of the \'single transferable vote\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: The Iowa Democratic Party caucuses achieve the ideal form of representative democracy: They are probably the most influential example in American politics of a voting method called the "single transferable vote."'"
  • "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.""