Meaning of SINGLE in English

SINGLE

I. adjective see: same Date: 14th century 1. not married, of or relating to celibacy, unaccompanied by others ; lone , sole , 3. a. consisting of or having only one part, feature, or portion , consisting of one as opposed to or in contrast with many ; uniform , consisting of only one in number , having but one whorl of petals or ray flowers , 4. consisting of a separate unique whole ; individual , of, relating to, or involving only one person, 5. frank , honest , exclusively attentive , unbroken , undivided, having no equal or like ; singular , designed for the use of one person only , II. noun Date: 1604 1. a separate individual person or thing, an unmarried person and especially one young and socially active, c. a recording having one short tune on each side, a music recording having two or more tracks that is shorter than a full-length album, a base hit that allows the batter to reach first base, 3. a tennis match or similar game with one player on each side, a golf match between two players, a room (as in a hotel) for one guest, III. verb (~d; singling) Date: 1628 transitive verb to select or distinguish from a number or group, 2. to advance or score (a base runner) by a ~, to bring about the scoring of (a run) by a ~, intransitive verb to make a ~ in baseball

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