Meaning of SINGLE in English

SINGLE

adj alone; having no companion.

2. single ·noun a handful of gleaned grain.

3. single ·adj uncompounded; pure; unmixed.

4. single ·adj simple; not wise; weak; silly.

5. single ·vt to take alone, or one by one.

6. single ·noun a unit; one; as, to score a single.

7. single ·adj not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.

8. single ·adj hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.

9. single ·noun a hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.

10. single ·noun a game with but one player on each side;

— usually in the plural.

11. single ·adj performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.

12. single ·noun the reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.

13. single ·adj not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.

14. single ·vt to sequester; to withdraw; to retire.

15. single ·vi to take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. ·see single-foot.

xvi. single ·adj one only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

xvii. single ·vt to select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.