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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Single  \Sin"gle\,  a.  [L.  singulus  a  dim.  from  the  root  in 
  simplex  simple;  cf  OE  &  OF  sengle,  fr  L.  singulus  See 
  {Simple},  and  cf  {Singular}.] 
  1.  One  only,  as  distinguished  from  more  than  one  consisting 
  of  one  alone;  individual;  separate;  as  a  single  star. 
 
  No  single  man  is  born  with  a  right  of  controlling 
  the  opinions  of  all  the  rest.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Alone;  having  no  companion. 
 
  Who  single  hast  maintained,  Against  revolted 
  multitudes,  the  cause  Of  truth.  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  These  shifts  refuted,  answer  thy  appellant,  .  .  . 
  Who  now  defles  thee  thrice  ti  single  fight. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  utters  such  single  matter  in  so  infantly  a  voice. 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  {Single  ale},  {beer},  or  {drink},  small  ale,  etc.,  as 
  contrasted  with  double  ale,  etc.,  which  is  stronger. 
  [Obs.]  --Nares. 
 
  {Single  bill}  (Law),  a  written  engagement,  generally  under 
  seal,  for  the  payment  of  money,  without  a  penalty. 
  --Burril. 
 
  {Single  court}  (Lawn  Tennis),  a  court  laid  out  for  only  two 
  players. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beer  \Beer\,  n.  [OE.  beor,  ber,  AS  be['o]r;  akin  to  Fries. 
  biar,  Icel.  bj?rr,  OHG.  bior,  D.  &  G.  bier,  and  possibly  E. 
  brew.  [root]93,  See  {Brew}.] 
  1.  A  fermented  liquor  made  from  any  malted  grain,  but 
  commonly  from  barley  malt,  with  hops  or  some  other 
  substance  to  impart  a  bitter  flavor. 
 
  Note:  Beer  has  different  names  as  {small  beer},  {ale}, 
  {porter},  {brown  stout},  {lager  beer},  according  to  its 
  strength,  or  other  qualities.  See  {Ale}. 
 
  2.  A  fermented  extract  of  the  roots  and  other  parts  of 
  various  plants,  as  spruce,  ginger,  sassafras,  etc 
 
  {Small  beer},  weak  beer;  (fig.)  insignificant  matters.  ``To 
  suckle  fools,  and  chronicle  small  beer.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beer 
  n  :  fermented  alcoholic  beverage  brewed  from  malt  and  hops  [syn: 
  {suds}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Beer 
  well  (1.)  A  place  where  a  well  was  dug  by  the  direction  of 
  Moses,  at  the  forty-fourth  station  of  the  Hebrews  in  their 
  wanderings  (Num.  21:16-18)  in  the  wilderness  of  Moab.  (See  {WELL}.) 
 
  (2.)  A  town  in  the  tribe  of  Judah  to  which  Jotham  fled  for 
  fear  of  Abimelech  (Judg.  9:21).  Some  have  identified  this  place 
  with  Beeroth. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Beer,  a  well 
 




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