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From Средњи Енглески single, sengle

, from Стари Француски sengle, saingle

, sangle

, from Латински singulus, a diminutive derived from Пра-Индо-Европски *sem- (one). Akin to Латински simplex (simple). See simple

, and compare singular




single (not comparable)

  1. Not accompanied by anything else; one in number.
    • 2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, “Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture”, in American Scientist:
      The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail. It’s therefore not surprising that most cameras mimic this arrangement.
    Can you give me a single reason not to leave right now?
    The vase contained a single long-stemmed rose.
  2. Not divided in parts.
    The potatoes left the spoon and landed in a single big lump on the plate.
  3. Designed for the use of only one.
    a single room
  4. Performed by one person, or one on each side.
    a single combat
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, [] / Who now defies thee thrice to single fight.
  5. Not married or (in modern times) not involved in a romantic relationship without being married or not dating anyone exclusively.
    Forms often ask if a person is single, married, divorced, or widowed. In this context, a person who is dating someone but who has never married puts "single".
    Josh put down that he was a single male on the dating website.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
      Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Dryden
      Single chose to live, and shunned to wed.
  6. (botany) Having only one rank or row of petals.
  7. (obsolete) Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke 11:
      Therefore, when thyne eye is single: then is all thy boddy full off light. Butt if thyne eye be evyll: then shall all thy body be full of darknes?
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
      I speak it with a single heart.
  8. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
    • (Can we date this quote?) I. Watts
      Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to compound.
    • 1867, William Greenough Thayer Shedd, Homiletics, and Pastoral Theology (page 166)
      The most that is required is, that the passage of Scripture, selected as the foundation of the sacred oration, should, like the oration itself, be single, full, and unsuperfluous in its character.
  9. (obsolete) Simple; foolish; weak; silly.