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
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
The voice that calls foreign immigrants southward to-day is not single but double.The Negro in the South|Booker T. Washington
The sun shone brightly on the snow, which was unrelieved by a single dark object.The Young Treasure Hunter|Frank V. Webster
Better kill a hundred friends, he thought, than be captured by a single pirate.The Monster Men|Edgar Rice Burroughs
There is no man who has never done a single good act, so every man deserves an infinite reward.My Path to Atheism|Annie Besant
The truth is that the wanderings of desire have no single drive.The Secret Places of the Heart|H. G. Wells
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)