HyperDic: single

English > 10 senses of the word single:
ADJECTIVEallsingle, individualbeing or characteristic of a single thing or person
allsingleused of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals
allsingleexisting alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
allsingle, unmarriednot married or related to the unmarried state
allsingle, individualcharacteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
allsinglehaving uniform application
allsingle, undivided, exclusivenot divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective
NOUNactsingle, binglea base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
quantitysingle, one, 1, I, ace, unitythe smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
VERBcontactsinglehit a single
single > pronunciation
Soundssih'nggahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > single: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBeing or characteristic of a single thing or person.
Synonymindividual
Attribute ofindividuality, individualism, individuationThe quality of being individual
Narroweridiosyncraticpeculiar to the individual
individualist, individualisticmarked by or expressing individuality
one-on-one, man-to-manA system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player
respective, several, variousConsidered individually
singularA single and separate person or thing
See alsoseparateIndependent
OppositecommonBelonging to or participated in by a community as a whole
Spanishindividual, único
Catalanindividual
Adverbssinglyone by one
singlyapart from others
English > single: 10 senses > adjective 2
MeaningUsed 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"
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
OppositedoubleUsed of flowers having more than the usual / usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements
Catalansimple
English > single: 10 senses > adjective 3
MeaningExisting alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowerazygous, azygosOccurring singly
lone, lonesome, only, sole, solitaryThe only one
one-man, one-person, one-womandesigned for or restricted to a single person
singular, uniqueThe single one of its kind
sui generisconstituting a class of its own
unaryConsisting of or involving a single element or component
uninominal, one-memberBased on the system of having only one member from each district (as of a legislature)
OppositemultipleHaving or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
English > single: 10 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot married or related to the unmarried state.
Examples
  • "sex and the single girl"
  • "single parenthood"
  • "are you married or single?"
Synonymunmarried
NarrowerdivorcedOf someone whose marriage has been legally dissolved
matelessOf someone who has no marriage partner
unwed, unweddedOf someone who has not been married
widowedSingle because of death of the spouse
See alsounmatednot mated sexually
Oppositemarriedjoined / joined in matrimony
Spanishsoltera, soltero
Catalansolter
English > single: 10 senses > adjective 5
Meaningcharacteristic of or meant for a single person or thing.
Examples
  • "single occupancy"
  • "a single bed"
Synonymindividual
Broaderunsharednot shared / shared
Spanishindividual
English > single: 10 senses > adjective 6
MeaningHaving uniform application.
Example"a single legal code for all"
Broaderuniform, unvaryingAlways the same
English > single: 10 senses > adjective 7
Meaningnot divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective.
Examples
  • "judging a contest with a single eye"
  • "a single devotion to duty"
Synonymsundivided, exclusive
BroaderconcentratedGathered together or made less diffuse
Nounssinglenessthe quality of concentrating on one central objective
English > single: 10 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base.
Synonymbingle
Narrowerline-drive single, line singleA single resulting from a line drive
Broaderbase hit, safety(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
Verbssinglehit a single
English > single: 10 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number.
Synonymsone, 1, I, ace, unity
Narrowermonad, monasA singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
singletonA single object (as distinguished from a pair)
Broaderdigit, figureOne of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
Spanish1, dos, es, uno
Catalan1, dos, u
English > single: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghit a single.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"the batter singled to left field"
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Nounssinglea base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base

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