Meaning of SINGULAR in English

SINGULAR

1.

The ~ form of a word is the form that is used when referring to one person or thing.

...the fifteen case endings of the ~ form of the Finnish noun...

The word ‘you’ can be ~ or plural.

? plural

ADJ

2.

The ~ of a noun is the form of it that is used to refer to one person or thing.

The ~ of Inuit is Inuk.

? plural

N-SING: the N

3.

Singular means very great and remarkable. (FORMAL)

...a smile of ~ sweetness...

ADJ: ADJ n

~ly

It seemed a ~ly ill-judged enterprise for Truman to undertake.

ADV: ADV adj/adv

4.

If you describe someone or something as ~, you mean that they are strange or unusual. (OLD-FASHIONED)

Cardinal Meschia was without doubt a ~ character...

Where he got that ~ notion I just can’t think.

= peculiar

ADJ: usu ADJ n

~ity

...his abrupt, turbulent style and the ~ity of his appearance.

= peculiarity

N-UNCOUNT

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