single

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: single

1
adjn
existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
2
nv
a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
hit a single
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: single
1

adj existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual

“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”
Synonyms
azygos, azygous
occurring singly; not one of a pair
one-man, one-person, one-woman
designed for or restricted to a single person
lone, lonesome, only, sole, solitary
being the only one; single and isolated from others
singular, unique
the single one of its kind
sui generis
constituting a class of its own; unique
unary
consisting of or involving a single element or component
one-member, uninominal
based on the system of having only one member from each district (as of a legislature)
Antonyms:
multiple
having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
aggregate
composed of a dense cluster of separate units such as carpels or florets or drupelets
bigeminal
occurring in pairs
binary
consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms)
double, doubled, two-fold, twofold
twice as great or many
double, dual, duple
consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
double, dual, three-fold, threefold, treble, two-fold, twofold
having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
duplex
(used technically of a device or process) having two parts
manifold, multiplex
many and varied; having many features or forms
ternary, treble, triple, triplex
having three units or components or elements
three-fold, threefold, treble, triple
three times as great or many
triune
being three in one; used especially of the Christian Trinity
four-fold, fourfold, quadruple
four times as great or many
four-fold, fourfold, quadruple, quadruplex, quadruplicate
having four units or components
quaternary, quaternate
consisting of or especially arranged in sets of four
five-fold, fivefold, quintuple
having five units or components
sextuple, six-fold, sixfold
having six units or components
septuple, seven-fold, sevenfold
having seven units or components
eight-fold, eightfold, octuple
having eight units or components
nine-fold, ninefold, nonuple
having nine units or components
denary, ten-fold, tenfold
containing ten or ten parts
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adj being or characteristic of a single thing or person

Synonyms:
individual
idiosyncratic
peculiar to the individual
individualist, individualistic
marked by or expressing individuality
man-to-man, one-on-one
being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player
respective, several, various
considered individually
singular
being a single and separate person or thing
separate
independent; not united or joint
Antonyms:
common
belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
communal
for or by a group rather than individuals
public
affecting the people or community as a whole
joint
united or combined
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adj characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing

single occupancy”
“a single bed”
Synonyms:
individual
unshared
not shared

adj having uniform application

“a single legal code for all”
Synonyms
uniform, unvarying
always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences

adj not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective

“judging a contest with a single eye”
“a single devotion to duty”
Synonyms:
exclusive, undivided
concentrated
gathered together or made less diffuse

adj used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals

single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals”
Antonyms:
double
used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements

adj not married or related to the unmarried state

“sex and the single girl”
single parenthood”
“are you married or single?”
Synonyms:
unmarried
divorced
of someone whose marriage has been legally dissolved
mateless
of someone who has no marriage partner
unwed, unwedded
of someone who has not been married
widowed
single because of death of the spouse
unmated
not mated sexually
Antonyms:
married
joined in matrimony
joined, united
of or relating to two people who are married to each other
mated
of or relating to a marriage partner
ringed
wearing a wedding ring; lawfully married
wed, wedded
having been taken in marriage
mated
mated sexually
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n the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number

Synonyms:
1, I, ace, one, unity
Types:
monad, monas
a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
singleton
a single object (as distinguished from a pair)
fellow, mate
one of a pair
Type of:
digit, figure
one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
2

n a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base

Synonyms:
bingle
Types:
line single, line-drive single
a single resulting from a line drive
Type of:
base hit, safety
(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

v hit a single

“the batter singled to left field”
Type of:
hit
cause to move by striking
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