verb (used with object), sin·gled, sin·gling.
- to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a one-base hit.
- to cause (a run) to be scored by a one-base hit (often followed by in or home).
verb (used without object), sin·gled, sin·gling.
- a one-way ticket.
- a steam locomotive having one driving wheel on each side.
- a phonograph record, CD, or cassette usually having two songs: I probably won't buy the single.
- one of the songs recorded on a single: a hit single.
- a song released or promoted separately from the rest of the album to which it belongs: A viral video put that single back on the charts.
- reeled or spun silk that may or may not be thrown.
- a one-ply yarn of any fiber that has been drawn and twisted.
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Origin of single
OTHER WORDS FROM singlequasi-single, adjectivequasi-singly, adverbun·sin·gle, adjective
Words nearby single
Example sentences from the Web for single
Zocdoc is acting as a unified portal for multiple providers, so that people can sign up with a single, more user-friendly tool rather than wrestle with several different systems at once.Chicago thinks Zocdoc can help solve its vaccine chaos|Lindsay Muscato|February 12, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Six songs, all from a single whale that sang as it swam, were analyzed by seismologists Václav Kuna of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague and John Nábělek of Oregon State University in Corvallis.Fin whale songs can reveal hidden features of the ocean floor|Carolyn Gramling|February 11, 2021|Science News
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As the pandemic drags on and more people move out of cities, demand for single-family homes as compared to apartments has gone up.A 3D Printed House Just Went up on Zillow—for Half the Price of Its Neighbors|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|February 11, 2021|Singularity Hub
Idling at 23 Grand Slam singles titles, Williams needs one more to tie and two to overtake Court in the overall tally.How Serena Williams Could Finally Break The Grand Slam Record|Amy Lundy|February 10, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Despite the strong language, however, the neither the JPO nor Lockheed could dispute a single fact in either Daily Beast report.
It is not a decisive war, with a single, signature victory, but a war of attrition.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A single father, he had been living abroad and returned when his mother was diagnosed with cancer.
They stood in a single row, united by solemn respect as the Liu family remained inside.
In a show about single women, Sex and The City was always in a rush to get to the altar—and with a man there waiting.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the whole hunt is hunting up, each single change is made between the whole hunt, and the next bell above it.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
She apparently prefers to paint single figures of women and young girls, but her works include a variety of subjects.
Beginning with single twigs and working over them patiently she at length painted whole trees, and later animals.
Liking for a single colour is a considerably smaller display of mind than an appreciation of the relation of two colours.Children's Ways|James Sully
My orders ought to have been taken before a single unwounded Officer or man was ferried back aboard ship.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for single
adjective (usually prenominal)
- British a pound note
- US and Canadian a dollar note
Derived forms of singlesingleness, noun
Word Origin for single
Idioms and Phrases with single
In addition to the idioms beginning with single
- single file, in
- single out
- each and every (every single)