a.1.One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.
2.Alone; having no companion.
3.Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.
Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
- Shak.
Single chose to live, and shunned to wed.
- Dryden.
4.Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.
5.Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.
6.Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to compound.
- I. Watts.
7.Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.
I speak it with a single heart.
- Shak.
8.Simple; not wise; weak; silly.
He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice.
- Beau. & Fl.
Single ale
small ale, etc., as contrasted with double ale, etc., which is stronger.
Single bill
(Law) a written engagement, generally under seal, for the payment of money, without a penalty.
- Nares.
Single court
(Lawn Tennis) a court laid out for only two players.
- Burril.
Single-cut file
See the Note under 4th File.
Single entry
See under Bookkeeping.
Single file
See under 1st File.
Single flower
(Bot.) a flower with but one set of petals, as a wild rose.
Single knot
See Illust. under Knot.
Single whip
(Naut.) a single rope running through a fixed block.
v. t.1.To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.
[imp. & p. p. Singled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Singling .]
Dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark.
- Bacon.
2.To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.
3.To take alone, or one by one.
Men . . . commendable when they are singled.
- Hooker.
v. i.1.To take the irrregular gait called single-foot; - said of a horse. See Single-foot.
n.1.A unit; one; as, to score a single.
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.
Noun1.single - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
2.Singlesingle - 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"
Synonyms: 1, ace, one, unity, I
Verb1.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?"
Synonyms: unmarried
4.single - characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"
Synonyms: individual, separate
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"
Synonyms: exclusive, undivided
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"
Synonyms: separate

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. 115.
     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.

a certain, an, any, any one, appropriate, article, atomic, austere, bachelorlike, bare, basic, candid, celibataire, celibate, characteristic, chaste, choose, cull, distinct, distinguish, distinguished, either, elementary, entity, especial, essential, exclusive, fasten on, fix on, footloose and fancy-free, free, fundamental, homely, homespun, homogeneous, husbandless, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, in character, indivisible, integer, integral, intrinsic, irreducible, isolated, item, maiden, maidenly, mere, misogamist, misogynist, module, monadic, monastic, monistic, monk, monolithic, nun, of a piece, old-maidish, only, open, peculiar, person, persona, pick, plain, point, priest, primal, primary, proper, pure, pure and simple, quintessential, segregate, select, severe, simon-pure, simple, single out, singleton, solid, soul, spare, spinsterish, spinsterlike, spinsterly, spouseless, stark, true to form, unadorned, unanalyzable, unattached, uncluttered, undifferenced, undifferentiated, undivided, unfettered, uniform, unique, unit, unitary, unshared, unwedded, virgin, virginal, whole
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Single ale
single assignment
Single ASsignment Language
single bed
Single bill
Single blessedness
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Single Connection Attach
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