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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
single (adjective)
1.
a) not married
b) of or relating to celibacy
2.
unaccompanied by others - lone sole the single survivor of the disaster
3.
a) (1) consisting of or having only one part, feature, or portion - single consonants
(2) consisting of one as opposed to or in contrast with many - uniform a single standard for men and women
(3) consisting of only one in number - holds to a single ideal
b) having but one whorl of petals or ray flowers - a single rose
4.
a) consisting of a separate unique whole - individual every single citizen
b) of, relating to, or involving only one person
5.
a) - frank honest a single devotion
b) exclusively attentive - an eye single to the truth
6.
- unbroken undivided
7.
having no equal or like - singular
8.
designed for the use of one person only - a single room a single bed
single (noun)
1.
a) a separate individual person or thing
b) an unmarried person and especially one young and socially active - usually used in plural
c) (1) a recording having one short tune on each side
(2) a music recording having two or more tracks that is shorter than a full-length album , also a song that is particularly popular independent of other songs on the same album or by the same artist
2.
a base hit that allows the batter to reach first base
3.
a) a tennis match or similar game with one player on each side
b) a golf match between two players - usually used in plural
4.
a room (as in a hotel) for one guest - compare double 7
single (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to select or distinguish from a number or group - usually used with out
2.
a) to advance or score (a base runner) by a single
intransitive verb
b) to bring about the scoring of (a run) by a single to make a single in baseball
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
single (adjective)
1.
not married
SYNONIMS:
unattached, unmarried, unwed
RELATED WORDS:
fancy-free, footloose; marriageable, unpaired; divorced, separated
NEAR ANTONYMS:
mated, paired; affianced, betrothed, committed, engaged, pledged, promised; remarried
attached, espoused, hitched, married, wedded ( wed)
single (adjective)
2.
belonging only to the one person, unit, or group named
SYNONIMS:
exclusive, single, unshared
RELATED WORDS:
proprietary; personal, private
NEAR ANTONYMS:
common, communal, conjoint, cooperative, joint, multiple, mutual, pooled, public, shared, united
nonexclusive
single (adjective)
3.
not physically attached to another unit
SYNONIMS:
detached, disconnected, discrete, free, freestanding, single, unattached, unconnected
RELATED WORDS:
independent, self-contained; individual, private
NEAR ANTONYMS:
adjoining
attached, connected, joined, linked
single (adjective)
4.
not being in the company of others
SYNONIMS:
lone, lonely, lonesome, single, solitary, solo, unaccompanied
RELATED WORDS:
unattended, unchaperoned; forlorn, friendless; cloistered, disassociated, hermetic ( hermetical), insulated, isolate, isolated, remote, retired, secluded, withdrawn; quarantined, segregated, separated, sequestered; separate, unattached, unconnected, unlinked; detached, disconnected, disjointed, dissociated, disunited, divided, fractionated; abandoned, adrift, deserted, desolate, forgotten, forsaken, lorn, neglected
NEAR ANTONYMS:
attended, chaperoned, escorted; adjacent, adjoining, communicating, contiguous, neighboring, next-door; attached, connected, coupled, linked
accompanied
single (verb)
1.
to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities
SYNONIMS:
cherry-pick, cull, elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, prefer, select, single (out), tag, take
RELATED WORDS:
preselect; appoint, designate, fix, mark, nominate, set, tab, tap; accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; settle (on upon)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disapprove, negative, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out
decline, refuse, reject, turn down
single (verb)
2.
to find out or establish the identity of
SYNONIMS:
distinguish, finger, ID, pinpoint, single (out)
RELATED WORDS:
diagnose; determine, find; locate, pick out, place, recognize, spot; check, examine, inspect, investigate, notice, observe, scrutinize; betray, disclose, discover, reveal
NEAR ANTONYMS:
camouflage, conceal, disguise, hide; counterfeit, feign, sham, simulate
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