|a.||1.||One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; |
|2.||Alone; having no companion.|
|3.||Hence, unmarried; |
|4.||Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; |
|5.||Performed by one person, or one on each side; |
|6.||Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.|
|7.||Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.|
|8.||Simple; not wise; weak; silly.|
|v. t.||1.||To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.|
|2.||To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.|
|3.||To take alone, or one by one.|
|v. i.||1.||To take the irrregular gait called single-foot; - said of a horse. See Single-foot.|
|n.||1.||A unit; one; |
|2.||The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.|
|3.||A handful of gleaned grain.|
|4.||(Law Tennis) A game with but one player on each side; - usually in the plural.|
|5.||(Baseball) A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.|
|Noun||1.||single - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base|
|2.||single - the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one"|
|Verb||1.||single - hit a one-base hit|
|Adj.||1.||single - 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"; "a single serving"; "a single lens"; "a single thickness"|
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
|2.||single - 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"|
double - used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements; "double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical"
|3.||single - not married or related to the unmarried state; "unmarried men and women"; "unmarried life"; "sex and the single girl"; "single parenthood"; "are you married or single?"|
|4.||single - characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"|
|5.||single - having uniform application; "a single legal code for all"|
|6.||single - 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"; "undivided affection"; "gained their exclusive attention"|
|7.||single - involved two individuals; "single combat"|
|8.||single - individual and distinct; "pegged down each separate branch to the earth"; "a gift for every single child"|
BILL, SINGLE, contracts. A writing by which one person or more, promises to
another or others, to pay him or them a sum of money at a time therein
specified, without any condition. It is usually under seal; and when so, it
is sometimes, if not commonly, called a bill obligatory. (q. v.) 2 S. & R.
2. It differs from a promissory note in this, that the latter is always payable to order; and from a bond, because that instrument has always a condition attached to it, on the performance of which it is satisfied. 5 Com. Dig. 194; 7 Com. 357.
SINGLE. By itself, unconnected.
2. A single bill is one without any condition, and does not depend upon any future event to give it validity. Single is also applied to an unmarried person; as, A B, single woman. Vide Simplex.