Associations to the word «Single»


SINGLE, adjective. Not accompanied by anything else; one in number.
SINGLE, adjective. Not divided in parts.
SINGLE, adjective. Designed for the use of only one.
SINGLE, adjective. Performed by one person, or one on each side.
SINGLE, adjective. Not married, and also not dating.
SINGLE, adjective. (botany) Having only one rank or row of petals.
SINGLE, adjective. (obsolete) Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.
SINGLE, adjective. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
SINGLE, adjective. (obsolete) Simple; foolish; weak; silly.
SINGLE, noun. A 45 RPM vinyl record with one song on side A and one on side B.
SINGLE, noun. A popular song released and sold (on any format) nominally on its own though usually has at least one extra track.
SINGLE, noun. One who is not married.
SINGLE, noun. (cricket) A score of one run.
SINGLE, noun. (baseball) A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base.
SINGLE, noun. (dominoes) A tile that has a different value (i.e. number of pips) at each end.
SINGLE, noun. A bill valued at $1.
SINGLE, noun. (UK) A one-way ticket.
SINGLE, noun. (Canadian football) A score of one point, awarded when a kicked ball is dead within the non-kicking team's end zone or has exited that end zone. Officially known in the rules as a rouge.
SINGLE, noun. (tennis) (chiefly in the plural) A game with one player on each side, as in tennis.
SINGLE, noun. One of the reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
SINGLE, noun. (UK) (Scotland) (dialect) A handful of gleaned grain.
SINGLE, verb. To identify or select one member of a group from the others; generally used with out, either to single out or to single (something) out.
SINGLE, verb. (baseball) To get a hit that advances the batter exactly one base.
SINGLE, verb. (agriculture) To thin out.
SINGLE, verb. (of a horse) To take the irregular gait called singlefoot.
SINGLE, verb. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.
SINGLE, verb. To take alone, or one by one.
SINGLE ANNULUS, noun. (mycology) Describes an annulus with just one layer of tissue.
SINGLE BED, noun. A standard-sized bed, usually for the use of only one person.
SINGLE BEDS, noun. Plural of single bed
SINGLE BOND, noun. (chemistry) A covalent bond in which one electron pair is shared between two atoms.
SINGLE CELLED, adjective. (of an organism) Consisting of one cell; unicellular.
SINGLE COMBAT, noun. (historical) A duel between single representitives of opposing armies, with the outcome accepted as the battle's outcome.
SINGLE COMBATS, noun. Plural of single combat
SINGLE CRYSTAL, noun. A material formed from by the growth of a crystal nucleus without secondary nucleation or impingement on other crystals; a regular three-dimensional structure extends throughout the material
SINGLE CRYSTALS, noun. Plural of single crystal
SINGLE CURRENCY, noun. The unified currency proposed for all EU states; it became the Euro.
SINGLE CURVE, noun. (metal-working, manufacturing) A three-dimensional shape into which a thin flat sheet of material, e.g. metal, can be formed by bending alone, without stretching or compression.
SINGLE DISPATCH, noun. (computing) A dispatch method where the implementation of a function or method is chosen solely on the type of the instance calling the method.
SINGLE DISPATCHES, noun. Plural of single dispatch
SINGLE ENTENDRE, noun. (humorous) A phrase that has a single, often bawdy, meaning and is lacking in subtlety or cleverness.
SINGLE ENTENDRES, noun. Plural of single entendre
SINGLE FILE, noun. A line or queue one person wide.
SINGLE FILE, adjective. (of a line or queue) One person wide.
SINGLE FILE, adverb. In a line or queue one person wide.
SINGLE HANDED, adjective. Alternative form of single-handed
SINGLE INCISION LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY, proper noun. (medicine) (surgery) a surgery technique, where only a single incision between 1½-5 centimetres is made, mostly through the umbilicus.
SINGLE JACK, noun. (US) A short-handled sledgehammer used with one hand, with a head weighing 3 - 4 pounds, & having two flat faces.
SINGLE JACKS, noun. Plural of single jack
SINGLE MALT, noun. A liquor made only from the malted barley of a single distillery, unblended with other liquors.
SINGLE MALT, noun. Short for single malt whisky, or single malt scotch.
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH, noun. Scotch made only from the malted barley of a single distillery, unblended with other scotches.
SINGLE MALT WHISKY, noun. Whisky made only from the malted barley of a single distillery, unblended with other whiskies.
SINGLE MOTHER, noun. A woman raising a child on her own without a husband or partner.
SINGLE MOTHERS, noun. Plural of single mother
SINGLE OUT, verb. (transitive) To select one from a group and treat differently.
SINGLE PARENT, noun. A parent who is the only guardian of an offspring.
SINGLE PNEUMONIA, noun. (disease) Pneumonia affecting one lung.
SINGLE POINT OF FAILURE, noun. A component in a device, or a point in a network, that, if it were to fail would cause the entire device or network to fail; normally eliminated by adding redundancy
SINGLE QUOTE, noun. A quotation mark, as in She said, 'Go ahead'.
SINGLE QUOTE, noun. An apostrophe, as in Let's do it.
SINGLE REED, noun. A reed used singly in many wind instruments, which vibrate to produce a sonorous sound.
SINGLE REEDS, noun. Plural of single reed
SINGLE RESPONSIBILITY PRINCIPLE, proper noun. (programming) (object-oriented) Principle that states that every class should have a single responsibility entirely encapsulated by that class.
SINGLE ROOM, noun. A room that has one single bed.
SINGLE ROOMS, noun. Plural of single room
SINGLE SCULL, noun. (nautical) A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, in which a single rower has two oars
SINGLE SCULL, noun. (rowing) (especially in plural) A race in which such craft participate
SINGLE SCULLS, noun. Plural of single scull
SINGLE STAR SYSTEM, noun. (star) A star system consisting of a solitary star not gravitationally bound to other stars
SINGLE STAR SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of single star system
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, noun. A charge added to a per-person occupancy rate that is based on an assumption of double occupancy, as on a cruise ship.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS, noun. Plural of single supplement
SINGLE TICKET, noun. A ticket entitling the holder to travel in one direction to a destination.
SINGLE TICKETS, noun. Plural of single ticket
SINGLE TRANSFERABLE VOTE, noun. A voting system where each voter lists the candidates in order of preference and there is provision to transfer the votes of the less popular candidates and a proportion of the votes of candidates who are elected with more than a certain quota.
SINGLE UNION AGREEMENT, noun. An agreement between an employer and a union such that the union will represent all the workers at a particular workplace.
SINGLE YELLOW LINE, noun. (UK) A single yellow line painted at the side of a road to show that parking is permitted only at specified times.

Dictionary definition

SINGLE, noun. A base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base.
SINGLE, noun. The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one".
SINGLE, verb. Hit a single; "the batter singled to left field".
SINGLE, adjective. Being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways".
SINGLE, adjective. 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".
SINGLE, adjective. 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".
SINGLE, adjective. Not married or related to the unmarried state; "unmarried men and women"; "unmarried life"; "sex and the single girl"; "single parenthood"; "are you married or single?".
SINGLE, adjective. Characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed".
SINGLE, adjective. Having uniform application; "a single legal code for all".
SINGLE, adjective. 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"; "undivided affection"; "gained their exclusive attention".

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