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SINGLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does single mean? 

SINGLE (noun)
  The noun SINGLE has 2 senses:

1. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
2. the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number

  Familiarity information: SINGLE used as a noun is rare.


SINGLE (adjective)
  The adjective SINGLE has 7 senses:

1. being or characteristic of a single thing or person
2. used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals
3. existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
4. not married or related to the unmarried state
5. characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
6. having uniform application
7. not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective

  Familiarity information: SINGLE used as an adjective is common.


SINGLE (verb)
  The verb SINGLE has 1 sense:

1. hit a single

  Familiarity information: SINGLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SINGLE (noun)


Sense 1single [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bingle; single

Hypernyms ("single" is a kind of...):

base hit; safety ((baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "single"):

line single; line-drive single (a single resulting from a line drive)


Sense 2single [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

1; ace; one; unity; single; I

Context examples:

he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it / they had lunch at one

Hypernyms ("single" is a kind of...):

digit; figure (one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "single"):

monad; monas (a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive)

singleton (a single object (as distinguished from a pair))


SINGLE (adjective)


Sense 1single [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being or characteristic of a single thing or person

Synonyms:

individual; single

Context examples:

individual drops of rain / please mark the individual pages / they went their individual ways

Similar:

singular (being a single and separate person or thing)

respective; several; various (considered individually)

man-to-man; one-on-one (being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player)

individualist; individualistic (marked by or expressing individuality)

idiosyncratic (peculiar to the individual)

Also:

separate (independent; not united or joint)

Attribute:

individualism; individuality; individuation (the quality of being individual)


Sense 2single [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals

Context example:

single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals

Domain category:

botany; phytology (the branch of biology that studies plants)

Antonym:

double (used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements)


Sense 3single [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual

Context 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

Similar:

one-member; uninominal (based on the system of having only one member from each district (as of a legislature))

unary (consisting of or involving a single element or component)

sui generis (constituting a class of its own; unique)

singular; unique (the single one of its kind)

lone; lonesome; only; sole; solitary (being the only one; single and isolated from others)

one-man; one-person; one-woman (designed for or restricted to a single person)

azygos; azygous (occurring singly; not one of a pair)

Antonym:

multiple (having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual)


Sense 4single [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not married or related to the unmarried state

Synonyms:

unmarried; single

Context examples:

unmarried men and women / unmarried life / sex and the single girl / single parenthood / are you married or single?

Similar:

widowed (single because of death of the spouse)

unwed; unwedded (of someone who has not been married)

mateless (of someone who has no marriage partner)

divorced (of someone whose marriage has been legally dissolved)

Also:

unmated (not mated sexually)


Sense 5single [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing

Synonyms:

individual; separate; single

Context examples:

an individual serving / single occupancy / a single bed

Similar:

unshared (not shared)


Sense 6single [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having uniform application

Context example:

a single legal code for all

Similar:

uniform; unvarying (always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences)


Sense 7single [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

undivided; exclusive; single

Context examples:

judging a contest with a single eye / a single devotion to duty / undivided affection / gained their exclusive attention

Similar:

concentrated (gathered together or made less diffuse)


SINGLE (verb)


Sense 1single [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit a single

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

the batter singled to left field

Hypernyms (to "single" is one way to...):

hit (cause to move by striking)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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