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- (usually before a noun) A single thing is the only one.
- In large baking dish, arrange chicken pieces in single layer.
- You use single to stress how many or how few.
- I hate going to work every single day and listening to people yell at each other.
- I haven't heard a single word of thanks.
- Eastern Canada is the world's largest single source of newsprint.
- I don't think we should give them a single thing.
- A single person is not married.
- The single mother of two spends weekends with her kids.
- I used to go out a lot when I was single.
- (music) (countable) A single is a song that is sold or put out by itself (or with one other song), not on an album.
- Today she releases her live version of Birthday, the first single from an upcoming tour album.
- (sports) (countable) In baseball and cricket, a single is a hit that enables a runner to score a point.
- (sports) (countable) In baseball a single is a hit that enables the player to move to first base.
- (sports) (uncountable) Singles is a game where each side has only one player, especially in tennis.
- (plural only) Singles are people who are not married or not in a romantic relationship.
- You'll pay no tax if your income falls below $50,000 for a married couple, $35,000 for singles.
- (countable) A single is a hotel room for one person.
- I reserved a single in Montreal.
- See also double