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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Single  \Sin"gle\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  the  irrregular  gait  called  single-foot;-  said  of  a 
  horse.  See  {Single-foot}. 
 
  Many  very  fleet  horses,  when  overdriven,  adopt  a 
  disagreeable  gait,  which  seems  to  be  a  cross  between  a 
  pace  and  a  trot,  in  which  the  two  legs  of  one  side  are 
  raised  almost  but  not  quite,  simultaneously.  Such 
  horses  are  said  to  single,  or  to  be  single-footed.  --W. 
  S.  Clark. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Single  \Sin"gle\,  n. 
  1.  A  unit;  one  as  to  score  a  single. 
 
  2.  pl  The  reeled  filaments  of  silk,  twisted  without  doubling 
  to  give  them  firmness. 
 
  3.  A  handful  of  gleaned  grain.  [Prov.  Eng.  &  Scot.] 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Single  \Sin"gle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Singled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Singling}.] 
  1.  To  select,  as  an  individual  person  or  thing  from  among  a 
  number;  to  choose  out  from  others  to  separate. 
 
  Dogs  who  hereby  can  single  out  their  master  in  the 
  dark.  --Bacon. 
 
  His  blood!  she  faintly  screamed  her  mind  Still 
  singling  one  from  all  mankind.  --More. 
 
  2.  To  sequester;  to  withdraw;  to  retire.  [Obs.] 
 
  An  agent  singling  itself  from  consorts.  --Hooker. 
 
  3.  To  take  alone,  or  one  by  one 
 
  Men  .  .  .  commendable  when  they  are  singled. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  single 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {single(a)}]  [ant:  {multiple}] 
  2:  (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"  [ant:  {double}] 
  3:  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?" 
  [syn:  {unmarried}]  [ant:  {married}] 
  4:  characteristic  of  or  meant  for  a  single  person  or  thing  "an 
  individual  serving";  "separate  rooms";  "single  occupancy"; 
  "a  single  bed"  [syn:  {individual},  {separate},  {single(a)}] 
  5:  having  uniform  application;  "a  single  legal  code  for  all" 
  [syn:  {single(a)}] 
  6:  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"  [syn:  {single(a)},  {undivided}, 
  {exclusive}] 
  7:  involved  two  individuals;  "single  combat"  [syn:  {single(a)}] 
  8:  individual  and  distinct;  "pegged  down  each  separate  branch 
  to  the  earth";  "a  gift  for  every  single  child"  [syn:  {separate}, 
  {single(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  base  hit  on  which  the  batter  stops  safely  at  first  base 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {one},  {1},  {I}, 
  {ace},  {unity}] 
  v  :  hit  a  one-base  hit,  in  baseball 




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