(noun, adjective)


1. distinguished by superiority; extraordinary; exceptional.

- such poise is singular in one so young

Similar word(s): extraordinary, remarkable

2. out of the ordinary; not normal; curious.

- singular behavior

Similar word(s): strange, unusual, curious, funny, odd, peculiar, rum, rummy

3. being a single and separate person or thing

- can the singular person be understood apart from his culture?

- every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind

Similar word(s): individual, single

4. composed of one member, set, or kind

5. grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit

6. being the only one of the kind; unique.

- a singular example

Similar word(s): single, unique

7. (law) each; individual.

- to convey several parcels of land, all and singular

Sentences with singular as an adjective:

- A singular experiment cannot be regarded as scientific proof of the existence of a phenomenon.

- She has a singular personality.

- a man of singular gravity or attainments

- It was very singular; I don't know why he did it.


1. the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton

Definition categories: communication, descriptor, form, signifier