[sing-guh l-tuh n]
- a person or thing occurring singly, especially an individual set apart from others.
- a child or animal that is the only one born at one birth: a research program involving twins and singletons.
- an only child in a family.
- Chiefly British. an unmarried person; a single.
- Cards. a card that is the only one of a suit in a hand.
- Mathematics. a set consisting of one given element.
Origin of singleton
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Examples from the Web for singleton
But by 2007, the project was seemingly dead and Singleton claimed race was a factor.Fear of a Minority Superhero: Marvel's Obsession with White Guys Saving the World
August 7, 2014
Over the years, the two lost touch twice but reconnected on the chat line, Singleton said.
The first night they spoke on the telephone, Singleton said, Clash invited him to dinner at a restaurant near his house.
“I confronted him in person with the information,” said Singleton, who was 19 or 20 at the time.
Although Clash had claimed to be 36 on the phone, he admitted he was 43 when Singleton confessed he was only 15, Singleton said.
“Singleton can probably do no more harm today,” went on the quiet voice.
Singleton, and therefore Conrad, would only have the management up to that time.
Conrad had halted a moment after Singleton climbed out of the car.
“A manager has to have a free hand, Billie, or else be let go,” explained Singleton.
Singleton painfully sketched in a heavy cross, blotted the page.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"
- bridge an original holding of one card only in a suit
- a single object, individual, etc, separated or distinguished from a pair or group
- maths a set containing only one member
- a person who is neither married nor in a relationship
C19: from single, on the model of simpleton
Word Origin and History for singleton
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