1. being or characteristic of a single thing or person
2. used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals
- single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals
3. existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
- upon the hill stood a single tower
- had but a single thought which was to escape
- a single survivor
4. not married or related to the unmarried state
- sex and the single girl
- single parenthood
- are you married or single?
5. characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
- single occupancy
- a single bed
6. having uniform application
- a single legal code for all
7. not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective
- judging a contest with a single eye
- a single devotion to duty
Sentences with single as an adjective:
- Can you give me a single reason not to leave right now?
- The potatoes left the spoon and landed in a single big lump on the plate.
- a single room
- a single combat
- Forms often ask if a person is single, married, divorced, or widowed. In this context, a person who is dating someone but who has never married puts "single".
- Josh put down that he was a single male on the dating website.
1. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
Similar word(s): bingle
2. the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
Sentences with single as a noun:
- The Offspring released four singles from their most recent album.
- I don't have any singles, so you'll have to make change.
1. hit a single
- the batter singled to left field
Sentences with single as a verb:
- Eddie singled out his favorite marble from the bag.
- Yvonne always wondered why Ernest had singled her out of the group of giggling girls she hung around with.
- Pedro singled in the bottom of the eighth inning, which, if converted to a run, would put the team back into contention.