Meaning of SINGLE in English

SINGLE

I.

noun

1 CD, tape, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ best-selling , hit , smash

▪ number-one , top-ten

▪ debut , first

▪ lead , lead-off ( AmE )

‘Breathe’ is the lead-off ~ from the album.

▪ breakthrough

Following the success of their breakthrough ~, a follow-up is planned.

▪ comeback ( esp. BrE )

the classic comeback ~ from Take That

▪ current , latest , new

▪ dance , pop

▪ catchy ( informal )

Her catchy first ~ was a hit.

VERB + SINGLE

▪ play

The radio stations play her new ~ several times a day.

▪ record

The band has yet to record a hit ~.

▪ produce

▪ put out , release (sth as)

They put out a ~ in time for Christmas.

The band later released this album track as a ~.

▪ feature , include

Her new album features her ~ ‘Georgia Rain’.

SINGLE + VERB

▪ come out

SINGLES + NOUN

▪ ~s chart

number one in the ~s chart

▪ ~s collection , ~s compilation

a 19-track ~s collection

PHRASES

▪ ~ by

It was voted the best ~ by a solo artist.

▪ ~ from

the new ~ from the band

2 singles in tennis

ADJECTIVE

▪ junior , men's , women's

VERB + SINGLES

▪ play

I prefer playing ~s to doubles.

▪ win

She won the junior ~s.

SINGLES + NOUN

▪ championship , final , match , tournament

▪ champion , player

▪ title

PHRASES

▪ in the ~

She decided not to play in the ~s.

3 ( BrE ) ticket

VERB + SINGLE

▪ buy , get

I got a ~ to Birmingham.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ to

A ~ to Stratford, please.

II.

adj.

Single is used with these nouns: ↑ adult , ↑ bed , ↑ bedroom , ↑ bloom , ↑ blow , ↑ brandy , ↑ bulb , ↑ bullet , ↑ burst , ↑ carriageway , ↑ category , ↑ click , ↑ combat , ↑ copy , ↑ cream , ↑ crystal , ↑ currency , ↑ digit , ↑ document , ↑ dose , ↑ drop , ↑ duvet , ↑ dwelling , ↑ entity , ↑ exception , ↑ factor , ↑ fare , ↑ father , ↑ figure , ↑ focus , ↑ friend , ↑ garage , ↑ girl , ↑ individual , ↑ instant , ↑ item , ↑ layer , ↑ man , ↑ market , ↑ mattress , ↑ molecule , ↑ mother , ↑ mum , ↑ paragraph , ↑ parent , ↑ parenthood , ↑ payment , ↑ people , ↑ person , ↑ quote , ↑ room , ↑ row , ↑ second , ↑ sentence , ↑ sheet , ↑ shred , ↑ soul , ↑ source , ↑ strand , ↑ sweep , ↑ syllable , ↑ tear , ↑ ticket , ↑ track , ↑ unit , ↑ volume , ↑ whisky , ↑ whole , ↑ woman , ↑ year

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