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English[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

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.

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Adjective[уреди]

single (not comparable)

  1. Not accompanied by anything else; one in number.
    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
    • 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.
    • Shakespeare
      Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
    • 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 XI:
      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?
    • Shakespeare
      I speak it with a single heart.
  8. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
    • 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.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice.

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Noun[уреди]

single (plural singles)

  1. (music) A 45 RPM vinyl record with one song on side A and one on side B.
  2. (music) A popular song released and sold (on any format) nominally on its own though usually having at least one extra track.
    The Offspring released four singles from their most recent album.
  3. One who is not married.
    He went to the party, hoping to meet some friendly singles there.
  4. (cricket) A score of one run.
  5. (baseball) A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base.
  6. (домине) A tile that has a different value (i.e. number of pips) at each end.
  7. A bill valued at $1.
    I don't have any singles, so you'll have to make change.
  8. (Британија) A one-way ticket.
  9. (Canadian football) A score of one point, awarded when a kicked ball is dead within the non-kicking team's end zone or has exited that end zone. Officially known in the rules as a rouge.
  10. (tennis, chiefly in the plural) A game with one player on each side, as in tennis.
  11. One of the reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
  12. (Британија, Scotland, dialect) A handful of gleaned grain.

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  • (45rpm vinyl record): album
  • (one who is not married): married

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Verb[уреди]

single (third-person singular simple present singles, present participle singling, simple past and past participle singled)

  1. To identify or select one member of a group from the others; generally used with out, either to single out or to single (something) out.
    Eddie singled out his favorite marble from the bag.
    Yvonne always wondered why Ernest had singled her out of the group of giggling girls she hung around with.
    • Francis Bacon
      dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark
  2. (baseball) To get a hit that advances the batter exactly one base.
    Pedro singled in the bottom of the eighth inning, which, if converted to a run, would put the team back into contention.
  3. (agriculture) To thin out.
  4. (of a horse) To take the irregular gait called singlefoot.
    • W. S. Clark
      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.
  5. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.
    • Hooker
      an agent singling itself from consorts
  6. To take alone, or one by one.
    • Hooker
      men [] commendable when they are singled

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Coefficient Noun Result
1 single singlet
2 double doublet
twin
3 triple triplet
4 quadruple quadruplet
5 quintuple
pentuple
quintuplet
pentuplet
6 sextuple
hextuple
sextuplet
hextuplet
7 septuple
heptuple
septuplet
heptuplet
8 octuple octuplet
9 nonuple nonuplet
10 decuple decuplet
11 undecuple
hendecuple
undecuplet
hendecuplet
12 duodecuple duodecuplet
13 tredecuple tredecuplet
100 centuple centuplet
many multiple multiplet

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Catalan[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

Borrowed from Енглески single.

Noun[уреди]

single m (plural singles)

  1. single

Finnish[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

Borrowed from Енглески single.

Pronunciation[уреди]

Noun[уреди]

single

  1. single (45 rpm record)

Declension[уреди]

Inflection of single (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative single singlet
genitive singlen singlejen
partitive singleä singlejä
illative singleen singleihin
singular plural
nominative single singlet
accusative nom. single singlet
gen. singlen
genitive singlen singlejen
singleinrare
partitive singleä singlejä
inessive singlessä singleissä
elative singlestä singleistä
illative singleen singleihin
adessive singlellä singleillä
ablative singleltä singleiltä
allative singlelle singleille
essive singlenä singleinä
translative singleksi singleiksi
instructive singlein
abessive singlettä singleittä
comitative singleineen

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Италијански[уреди]

Етимологија[уреди]

Borrowed from Енглески single.

Именица[уреди]

single m, f (invariable)

  1. single, loner (person who lives alone and has no emotional ties)

Adjective[уреди]

single (invariable)

  1. single (unmarried, not in a relationship)
    Synonym: celibe (formal)

Norwegian Bokmål[уреди]

Норвешки Википедија има чланак на:
Википедија no

Alternative forms[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

Borrowed from Енглески single and singles.

Именица[уреди]

single m (definite singular singlen, indefinite plural singler, definite plural singlene)

  1. (музика) a single (record or CD)
  2. (sports) singles (e.g. in tennis)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[уреди]

Norwegian Nynorsk Википедија има чланак на:
Википедија nn

Alternative forms[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

Borrowed from Енглески single and singles.

Noun[уреди]

single m (definite singular singlen, indefinite plural singlar, definite plural singlane)

  1. (музика) a single (record or CD)
  2. (спорт) singles (e.g. in tennis)

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Portuguese[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

Borrowed from Енглески single.

Pronunciation[уреди]

Noun[уреди]

single m (plural singles)

  1. (музика) single (song released on its own or with an extra track)

Шпански[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

Borrowed from Енглески single. Doublet of sendos.

Noun 1[уреди]

single m (plural singles)

  1. single (song released)

Noun 2[уреди]

single m, f (plural singles)

  1. single, single person