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single

sin·gle

single

 
 
pronunciation:
sIng gl
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: only one.
a single idea
synonyms:
lone, one, only, sole, solitary, unique
antonyms:
multiple
similar words:
individual, odd, specific
definition 2: designed for or pertaining to one person.
a single room. (Cf. double.)
synonyms:
individual, particular, personal, separate
similar words:
private
definition 3: considered separately or individually.
every single event
synonyms:
independent, individual, particular, separate, singular, specific
similar words:
alone, distinct, lone, sole
definition 4: being unmarried.
a single woman
synonyms:
unattached, unmarried
antonyms:
married
similar words:
celibate, divorced, maiden, separated, widowed
definition 5: concentrated or undivided.
He gives single attention to his duties.
synonyms:
concentrated, entire, focused, single-minded, undivided, whole
similar words:
specific
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: singled, singles, singling
definition: to choose or select from others (usu. fol. by out).
She singled out a dress to buy.
synonyms:
choose, cull, elect, opt for, pick, select
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: in baseball, to hit the ball so as to reach first base.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one person or thing.
synonyms:
one, singleton
definition 2: an accommodation intended for one person, such as a hotel room. (Cf. double.)
synonyms:
studio
definition 3: in baseball, a hit that enables the batter to reach first base.
definition 4: (informal) a one-dollar bill.
synonyms:
one
definition 5: (pl., but used with a sing. verb) in tennis and other games, a match with one player on each side. (Cf. double.)
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