|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||multiple one lone one singular sui_generis unary uninominal one-man one-member one-man azygous|
|2.||[ noun ] (baseball) a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base|
|Related terms:||base_hit line-drive_single|
|3.||[ verb ] (baseball) hit a one-base hit, in baseball|
|Related terms:||hit baseball|
|4.||[ adjective ] having uniform application|
"a single legal code for all"
|5.||[ adjective ] involved two individuals|
|6.||[ adjective ] individual and distinct|
"pegged down each separate branch to the earth" "a gift for every single child"
|7.||[ adjective ] 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?"
|Related terms:||married widowed divorced unwed mateless unmated|
|8.||[ adjective ] characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing|
"an individual serving" "separate rooms" "single occupancy" "a single bed"
|9.||[ adjective ] 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"
|10.||[ adjective ] (botany; of flowers) having usually only one row or whorl of petals|
"single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals"
|Related terms:||double botany|
|11.||[ noun ] (mathematics) the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number|
|Synonyms:||one 1 ace unity I|
"he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it" "they had lunch at one"
|Related terms:||digit singleton monad|