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sin·gle

 (sĭng′gəl)
adj.
1. Not accompanied by another or others; solitary.
2.
a. Consisting of one part, aspect, or section: a single thickness; a single serving.
b. Having the same application for all; uniform: a single moral code for all.
c. Consisting of one in number: She had but a single thought, which was to escape.
3. Not divided; unbroken: a single slab of ice.
4.
a. Separate from others; individual and distinct: Every single child will receive a gift.
b. Having individual opponents; involving two individuals only: single combat.
5.
a. Honest; undisguised: a single adoration.
b. Wholly attentive: You must judge the contest with a single eye.
6. Designed to accommodate one person or thing: a single bed.
7.
a. Not married or involved in a romantic relationship: Once he knew she was single, he asked her to go out.
b. Relating to a state of being unmarried or uninvolved in a romantic relationship: enjoys the single life.
8. Botany Having only one rank or row of petals: a single flower.
n.
1. One that is separate and individual.
2. Something capable of carrying, moving, or holding one person or thing at a time, as a bed or a hotel room.
3.
a. A person who is not married or involved in a romantic relationship.
b. singles Such persons considered as a group: a bar for singles.
4. A one-dollar bill.
5.
a. A phonograph record, especially a forty-five, having one song on each side.
b. A song on one of these sides.
c. A song, often from a full-length album or compact disc, that is released for airplay.
6. Baseball A hit enabling the batter to reach first base. Also called one-bagger, one-base hit.
7. Sports
a. A hit for one run in cricket.
b. A golf match between two players.
c. often singles A tennis or badminton match between two players.
d. singles A competition in which individuals compete against each other, as in rowing or figure skating.
v. sin·gled, sin·gling, sin·gles
v.tr.
Baseball
a. To cause (a base runner) to score or advance by hitting a single: singled him to second.
b. To cause the scoring of (a run) by hitting a single.
v.intr. Baseball
To hit a single.
Phrasal Verb:
single out
To choose or distinguish from others: We singled her out from the list of applicants.

[Middle English sengle, from Old French, from Latin singulus; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]

sin′gle·ness n.

single

(ˈsɪŋɡəl)
adj (usually prenominal)
1. existing alone; solitary: upon the hill stood a single tower.
2. distinct from other things; unique or individual
3. composed of one part
4. designed for one user: a single room; a single bed.
5. (also postpositive) unmarried
6. connected with the condition of being unmarried: he led a single life.
7. (esp of combat) involving two individuals; one against one
8. sufficient for one person or thing only: a single portion of food.
9. even one: there wasn't a single person on the beach.
10. (Botany) (of a flower) having only one set or whorl of petals
11. determined; single-minded: a single devotion to duty.
12. (of the eye) seeing correctly: to consider something with a single eye.
13. rare honest or sincere; genuine
14. (Brewing) archaic (of ale, beer, etc) mild in strength
n
15. something forming one individual unit
16. an unmarried person
17. (Electronics) a gramophone record, CD, or cassette with a short recording, usually of pop music, on it
18. (Golf) golf a game between two players
19. (Cricket) cricket a hit from which one run is scored
20. (Currencies)
a. Brit a pound note
b. US and Canadian a dollar note
vb
22. (usually foll by: out) to select from a group of people or things; distinguish by separation: he singled him out for special mention.
23. (Horticulture) (tr) to thin out (seedlings)
24. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) short for single-foot
[C14: from Old French sengle, from Latin singulus individual]
ˈsingleness n

sin•gle

(ˈsɪŋ gəl)

adj., v. -gled, -gling,
n. adj.
1. only one in number; one only; unique; sole: a single example.
2. of, pertaining to, or suitable for one person only: a single room.
3. solitary or sole; lone: He was the single survivor.
4. unmarried: a single man.
5. pertaining to the unmarried state.
6. of one against one: single combat.
7. consisting of only one part, element, or member: a single lens.
8. separate, particular, or distinct; individual: every single one of you.
9. uniform; applicable to all: a single safety code for all manufacturers.
10. sincere and undivided: single devotion.
11. (of a bed or bedclothes) twin-size.
12. (of a flower) having only one set of petals.
13. (of the eye) seeing rightly.
v.t.
14. to pick or choose (one) from others (usu. fol. by out): to single someone out for special mention.
15. (in baseball)
a. to advance (a base runner) by a single.
b. to cause (a run) to be scored by a single.
v.i.
16. to hit a single in baseball.
n.
17. one person or thing; a single one; individual.
18. an accommodation, ticket, etc., for one person only.
19. an unmarried person.
20. a one-dollar bill.
21.
a. a phonograph record, compact disc, or audio tape usu. with one popular song.
b. a song so recorded.
22. (in baseball) a base hit that enables a batter to reach first base safely.
23. singles, (used with a sing. v.) a match with one player on each side, as a tennis match.
24. Golf. twosome (def. 4).
[1275–1325; late Middle English (adj.), Middle English sengle < Old French < Latin singulus individual, single, (pl.) one apiece, derivative of *sem- one (see simple)]

single


Past participle: singled
Gerund: singling

Imperative
single
single
Present
I single
you single
he/she/it singles
we single
you single
they single
Preterite
I singled
you singled
he/she/it singled
we singled
you singled
they singled
Present Continuous
I am singling
you are singling
he/she/it is singling
we are singling
you are singling
they are singling
Present Perfect
I have singled
you have singled
he/she/it has singled
we have singled
you have singled
they have singled
Past Continuous
I was singling
you were singling
he/she/it was singling
we were singling
you were singling
they were singling
Past Perfect
I had singled
you had singled
he/she/it had singled
we had singled
you had singled
they had singled
Future
I will single
you will single
he/she/it will single
we will single
you will single
they will single
Future Perfect
I will have singled
you will have singled
he/she/it will have singled
we will have singled
you will have singled
they will have singled
Future Continuous
I will be singling
you will be singling
he/she/it will be singling
we will be singling
you will be singling
they will be singling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been singling
you have been singling
he/she/it has been singling
we have been singling
you have been singling
they have been singling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been singling
you will have been singling
he/she/it will have been singling
we will have been singling
you will have been singling
they will have been singling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been singling
you had been singling
he/she/it had been singling
we had been singling
you had been singling
they had been singling
Conditional
I would single
you would single
he/she/it would single
we would single
you would single
they would single
Past Conditional
I would have singled
you would have singled
he/she/it would have singled
we would have singled
you would have singled
they would have singled

single

A hit for first base.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.single - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first basesingle - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
base hit, safety - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
line single, line-drive single - a single resulting from a line drive
2.single - the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this numbersingle - 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"
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
monas, monad - a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
singleton - a single object (as distinguished from a pair)
Verb1.single - hit a single; "the batter singled to left field"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
Adj.1.single - being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
2.single - used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals; "single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
double - used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements; "double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical"
3.single - 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"
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
4.single - not married or related to the unmarried statesingle - 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?"
unmated - not mated sexually
5.single - characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"
unshared - not shared
6.single - having uniform application; "a single legal code for all"
uniform, unvarying - always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences; "a street of uniform tall white buildings"
7.single - not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objectivesingle - 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"
concentrated - gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore"

single

adjective
1. one, sole, lone, solitary, only, only one, unique, isolated, singular A single shot rang out.
2. individual, particular, separate, distinct Every single house had been damaged.
3. unmarried, free, unattached, on the shelf, a bachelor, unwed, a spinster, partnerless, spouseless The last I heard she was still single, still out there.
4. separate, individual, exclusive, undivided, unshared A single room at the hotel costs £36 a night.
5. simple, unmixed, unblended, uncompounded single malt whisky
single something or someone out pick, choose, select, separate, distinguish, fix on, set apart, winnow, put on one side, pick on or out He singled me out for special attention.

single

adjective
1. Lacking the company of others:
2. Alone in a given category:
3. Being or related to a distinct entity:
4. Not divided among or shared with others:
verb
To make a choice from a number of alternatives.Also used with out:
choose, cull, elect, opt (for), pick (out), select.
Translations
إتِّجاه واحِدإتجاه واحِدأسْطُوانَه مع أغْنِيَه واحِدَهتَذْكَرَةُ ذَهَابٍغَيْر مُتَزَوِّج
jedinýjednoduchá jízdenkajednoduchýjednotlivýmalá deska
enkelsingleenkelt-enkeltbilletenkeltmands-
ainoanaimatonsinglesinkkuyhden hengen huone
jedan jedinikarta u jednom smjerusingl
egyágyasegyszemélyeskislemez
einhleypur, ógiftureinneinstaklings-farmiîi aîra leiîinafarmiîi sem gildir aîra leiîina
シングルたった一つの
단 하나의편도
„singlas“bilietas į vieną pusęį vieną pusęišskirtinumasnetekėjusi
biļete ceļam vienā virzienāneprecējiessinglsviena virziena-vienai personai domāts
cestovný lístokmalá platňa
enojenenosmerenenosmerna vozovnicaplošča z eno pesmijosam
singelenkelensamstående
โสดตั๋วเที่ยวเดียว
tektek kişiliktek şarkılık plâktek yataklı odabekâr
đơn độcvé một chiều

single

[ˈsɪŋgl]
A. ADJ
1. (before noun) (= one only) → solo
in a single dayen un solo día
we heard a single shotoímos un solo disparo
our team won by a single pointnuestro equipo ganó por un solo punto
2. (before noun, emphatic)
we didn't see a single car that afternoonno vimos ni un solo coche esa tarde
not a single one was leftno quedó ni uno
it rained every single dayno dejó de llover ni un solo día, llovió todos los días sin excepción
I did not doubt her sincerity for a single momentno dudé de su sinceridad ni por un momento
not a or one single person came to her aidni una sola persona fue a ayudarla
the single biggest problemel problema más grande
the US is the single biggest producer of carbon dioxidelos EEUU son los mayores productores de carbón
I couldn't think of a single thing to sayno se me ocurría nada que decir
3. (before noun) (= individual) he gave her a single rosele dio una rosa
a single diamondun solitario
4. (before noun) (= not double) [bed, sheet, room] → individual; [garage] → para un solo coche; [whisky, gin, etc] → sencillo; [bloom] → simple
a single knotun nudo sencillo
see also figure A5
5. (= unmarried) [person] → soltero; [mother, father] → sin pareja; [life] → de soltero
see also single-parent
6. (before noun) (Brit) (= one-way) [ticket, fare] → de ida
B. N
1. (in hotel) (also single room) → habitación f individual
2. (Brit) (also single ticket) → billete m de ida
3. (= record) → sencillo m, single m
4. (Cricket) (= one run) → tanto m
5. (Brit) (= pound coin or note) → billete m or moneda f de una libra (US) (= dollar note) → billete m de un dólar
6. singles
6.1. (Tennis etc) → individuales mpl
the men's singleslos individuales masculinos
6.2. (= unmarried people) → solteros mpl
C. CPD single combat Ncombate m singular
in single combaten combate singular
single cream N (Brit) → crema f de leche líquida, nata f líquida (Sp)
single density disk Ndisco m de densidad sencilla
single European currency Nmoneda f europea
single file N in single fileen fila india
single honours N licenciatura universitaria en la que se estudia una sola especialidad
single lens reflex (camera) Ncámara f réflex de una lente
single malt (whisky) Nwhisky m de malta
single market Nmercado m único
single parent N (= woman) → madre f sin pareja; (= man) → padre m sin pareja
the rising number of single parentsel número cada vez mayor de padres sin pareja
singles bar Nbar m para solteros
single spacing N (Typ) → interlineado m simple
in single spacinga espacio sencillo
single supplement, single person supplement, single room supplement N (in hotel) → recargo m por reserva individual
single transferable vote N (Pol) single transferable vote systemsistema m del voto único transferible
single out VT + ADV (= choose) → elegir; (= distinguish) → hacer resaltar
he was singled out to lead the teamfue elegido para ser capitán del equipo
to single out plantsentresacar plantas

single

[ˈsɪŋgəl]
adj
(= just one) → seul(e) before n
We heard a single shot → Nous avons entendu un seul coup de feu.
Over six hundred people were wounded in a single day → Plus de six cents personnes furent blessées en un seul jour.
She hadn't said a single word
BUT Elle n'a pas dit un mot.
a single cell → une cellule individuelle
not a single one
Not a single one was left → Il n'en est pas resté un(e) seul(e).
(for emphasis) the single best player → le meilleur de tous les joueurs, la meilleure de toutes les joueuses
The Middle East is the world's single most important source of oil → Le Moyen-Orient est la plus importante de toutes les réserves pétrolières du monde.
every single day → chaque jour sans exception
(= unmarried) → célibataire
(= not double) [sheet] → d'une personne; [sink] → simple
single thickness → simple épaisseur
a single measure [drink] → un simple
to be in single figures [number] → être inférieur à dix single-figure
single spacing (TYPOGRAPHY)simple interligne
in single spacing → en simple interligne single bed, single room
(British) [ticket, fare] → aller inv
n
(= record) → 45 tours m (= CD, tape) → single m
a CD single → un CD single
(British) (= ticket) → aller m (simple)
A single to Toulouse, please → Un aller simple pour Toulouse, s'il vous plaît.
(= room) → chambre f simple
(CRICKET) coup permettant au batteur de marquer un seul point (BASEBALL) coup permettant au batteur d'arriver en première base seulement
single out
vt sep
to single sb out as sth → voir qch en qn, repérer qch en qn
She singled him out at once as a possible victim → Elle avait tout de suite vu en lui une possible victime., Elle avait tout de suite repéré en lui une possible victime.
to be singled out for praise → être distingué(e)
to be singled out for one's work → être distingué(e) pour son travailsingle bed nlit m d'une personnesingle bedroom nchambre f simple, chambre f individuellesingle-breasted [ˌsɪŋgəlˈbrɛstɪd] adj [jacket] → droit(e)single cream n (British)crème f fraîche liquidesingle currency nmonnaie f uniquesingle-decker [ˌsɪŋgəlˈdɛkər] (British) nbus m à un étagesingle density disk n (COMPUTING)disquette f (à) simple densitésingle entry book-keeping ncomptabilité f en partie simplesingle European currency nmonnaie f unique européenneSingle European Market n
the Single European Market → le marché unique européensingle-figure [ˌsɪŋgəlˈfɪgər] adj
single-figure growth → croissance à un chiffre
a single-figure increase → une augmentation inférieure à dix pour centsingle file n
in single file → en file indiennesingle-handed [ˌsɪŋgəlˈhændɪd]
adv
(on one's own)tout(e) seul(e)
She brought up her seven children single-handed → Elle a élevé ses sept enfants toute seule.
She changed the face of British politics almost single-handed
BUT Elle a changé, presque à elle seule, le visage de la politique britannique.
[sail] → en solitaire
She sailed around the world single-handed → Elle a fait le tour du monde à la voile en solitaire.
adj
[achievement] → individuel(le); [struggle] → solitaire
[yachtsman, yachtswoman] → en solitairesingle-handedly [ˌsɪŋgəlˈhændɪdli] advà soi seul(e)
Olga Korbut single-handedly turned gymnastics into a major event → Olga Korbut a, à elle seule, transformé la gymnastique en événement majeur.single honours n (British) (UNIVERSITY) (also single honours degree) → licence f préparée dans une seule matièresingle market nmarché m uniquesingle-minded [ˌsɪŋgəlˈmaɪndɪd] adj [person, attempt] → résolu(e); [determination] → farouchesingle-mindedly [ˌsɪŋgəlˈmaɪndɪdli] advrésolumentsingle-mindedness [ˌsɪŋgəlˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] ndétermination fsingle mother nmère f célibatairesingle parent nparent m seul, parent m célibataire
She's a single parent → Elle élève ses enfants toute seule.single parent benefit nallocation f de parent isolésingle-parent family nfamille f monoparentalesingle person supplement single supplement n (in hotel)supplément m chambre individuellesingle room nchambre f simple, chambre f individuelle

single

adj
(= one only)einzige(r, s); not a single one spoke upnicht ein Einziger äußerte sich dazu; every single day was preciousjeder (einzelne) Tag war kostbar; I’ve missed the bus every single day this weekdiese Woche habe ich jeden Tag den Bus verpasst; every single book I looked at(aber auch) jedes Buch, das ich mir ansah; with a single voice they cried out for reformwie mit einer Stimme riefen sie nach Reformen; not a single thingüberhaupt nichts; the single most expensive productdas teuerste Produkt; in a single dayin einem einzigen Tag; in a single gulpmit einem einzigen Schluck; in single figuresin einstelligen Zahlen
(= not double etc)einzeln; (Typ) → einfach; carburettoreinfach; (Brit) ticketeinfach; single pneumoniaeinseitige Lungenentzündung; a single-tank aqualungein Pressluftatmer mmit nur einer Sauerstoffflasche
(= not married)unverheiratet, ledig; marital status? — singleFamilienstand? — ledig; he was tired of the single lifeer hatte das Junggesellendasein satt; single peopleLedige pl, → Unverheiratete pl; I’m a single man/girlich bin ledig; the single homelessdie alleinstehenden Obdachlosen
n
(Cricket) → Schlag mfür einen Lauf; (Baseball) → Lauf mzum ersten Mal; (Golf) → Zweier m
(Brit: = ticket) → Einzelfahrschein m, → Einzelfahrkarte f; (= room)Einzelzimmer nt; (= record)Single f; (= bank note)Einpfund-/Eindollarschein m; a single/two singles to Xanadu (Brit) → einmal/zweimal einfach nach Xanadu
(= unmarried person)Single m

single

:
single-action
adj (Mil) single rifleEinzelfeuergewehr nt
single-barrelled, (US) single-barreled
adj gunmit einem Lauf
single bed
nEinzelbett nt
single-blind
adj single experiment (Pharm, Psych) → Blindversuch m
single-breasted
adj jacketeinreihig; single suitEinreiher m
single-cell(ed)
adj (Biol) → einzellig
single-chamber
adj (Pol) → Einkammer-; single parliamentEinkammerparlament nt
single combat
nNah- or Einzelkampf m; (esp of knights etc) → Kampf mMann gegen Mann, Zweikampf m
single cream
n (Brit) → Sahne f (mit geringem Fettgehalt)
single currency
single-density
adj (Comput) diskmit einfacher Dichte
singledom
nSingledasein ntor -leben nt
single-drive
adj computermit Einzellaufwerk
single-engined
adj planeeinmotorig
single-entry book-keeping
single European market
single file
n in singleim Gänsemarsch
single-handed
adj(ganz) allein pred; achievementallein or ohne (fremde) Hilfe vollbracht; arrestallein or ohne (fremde) Hilfe durchgeführt; struggleeinsam
adv (also single-handedly)ohne Hilfe, im Alleingang; to sail single (a)round the worldganz allein or als Einhandsegler(in) um die Welt fahren
single honours
n (Brit Univ) → Abschluss min einem Einzelfach
singlehood
nSingledasein ntor -leben nt
single-lens reflex (camera)
n(einäugige) Spiegelreflexkamera
single life
nSingledasein nt
single-line
adjeingleisig; trackeinspurig
single malt (whisky)
nSingle Malt (Whisky) m
single-masted
adjeinmastig; single shipEinmaster m
single-minded
adjzielbewusst, zielstrebig, beharrlich; devotionunbeirrbar; his single pursuit of moneysein ausschließlich auf Geld gerichtetes Streben; to be single in or about doing somethingzielstrebig darin sein, etw zu tun
single-mindedly
advzielstrebig; he was single interested in scienceer interessierte sich einzig und allein für Naturwissenschaften
single-mindedness
nZielstrebigkeit f, → Beharrlichkeit f; (of devotion)Unbeirrbarkeit f
single mother

single

:
single parent
nAlleinerziehende(r) mf, → allein Erziehende(r) mf; I as a singleich als alleinerziehende Mutter/alleinerziehender Vater
single-parent
adj a single familyeine Familie mit nur einem Elternteil, eine Einelternfamilie
single parents
plalleinerziehende Eltern(teile) pl
single-party
adjEinparteien-; single systemEinparteiensystem nt
single-phase
adjeinphasig, Einphasen-; single powerEinphasenstrom m
single price
single room
nEinzelzimmer nt
single room supplement
nEinzelzimmerzuschlag m

single

:
single-tongue
single-tonguing
single-track
adjeinspurig; (Rail also) → eingleisig; to have a single mindnur eine einzige Sache im Kopf haben
Single Transferable Vote
n (Pol) modifiziertes Mehrheitswahlrecht, bei dem die Stimme auf einen anderen Kandidaten übertragen wird, falls der gewünschte Kandidat ausscheidet

single

[ˈsɪŋgl]
1. adj
a. (only one) → solo/a, unico/a (before n)
a single tree in a garden → un solo albero in un giardino
only on one single occasion → in una sola occasione
he gave her a single rose → le ha dato una rosa
I haven't a single moment to spare → non ho neanche un attimo di tempo
not a single one was left → non ne è rimasto nemmeno uno
she didn't see a single person or soul → non ha visto anima viva
every single day → tutti i santi giorni
b. (not double) → unico/a; (flower) → semplice; (ticket) → di (sola) andata
down to single figures (inflation) → inferiore a dieci
single spacing (Typ) → interlinea uno
c. (not married, man) → celibe, single inv; (woman) → nubile, single inv
2. n
a. (Rail) → biglietto di (sola) andata
b. (record) a singleun 45 giri
see also singles
single out vt + adv (choose) → scegliere; (distinguish) → distinguere, isolare

single

(ˈsiŋgl) adjective
1. one only. The spider hung on a single thread.
2. for one person only. a single bed/mattress.
3. unmarried. a single person.
4. for or in one direction only. a single ticket/journey/fare.
noun
1. a gramophone record with only one tune or song on each side. This group have just brought out a new single.
2. a one-way ticket.
ˈsingleness noun
ˈsingles noun plural
1. (also noun singular) in tennis etc, a match or matches with only one player on each side. The men's singles are being played this week; (also adjective) a singles match.
2. (especially American) unmarried (usually young) people. a bar for singles; (also adjective) a singles holiday/club.
ˈsingly adverb
one by one; separately. They came all together, but they left singly.
ˌsingle-ˈbreasted adjective
(of a coat, jacket etc) having only one row of buttons. a single-breasted tweed suit.
ˌsingle-ˈdecker noun, adjective
(a bus etc) having only one deck or level. a single-decker (bus).
ˌsingle-ˈhanded adjective, adverb
working etc by oneself, without help. He runs the restaurant single-handed; single-handed efforts.
single ˈparent noun
a mother or father who brings up a child or children on her or his own. a single-parent family.
single out
to choose or pick out for special treatment. He was singled out to receive special thanks for his help.

single

تَذْكَرَةُ ذَهَابٍ, وَحِيد jediný, jednoduchá jízdenka enkel, single einziger, Single μοναδικός, μονόκλινο δωμάτιο de ida, individual, sencillo ainoa, yhden hengen huone aller simple, seul jedan jedini, karta u jednom smjeru single, singolo シングル, たった一つの 단 하나의, 편도 enkel, enkeltje enkel, singel bilet w jedną stronę, pojedynczy bilhete simples, único билет в однин конец, одиночный ensamstående, singel โสด, ตั๋วเที่ยวเดียว tek, tek yataklı oda đơn độc, vé một chiều 单一的, 单程票

single

a. sencillo-a, simple, solo-a; [unmarried] soltero-a.

single

adj (unmarried) soltero
References in classic literature ?
Then things went smoothly, for Don Pedro defied the world in a speech of two pages without a single break.
After our visitors rode away in single file over the hill, we returned to the kitchen.
A single faint light gleamed out from the hallway of the house.
For a single instant his searching and yet wary glance met the wondering look of the other, and then changing its direction, partly in cunning, and partly in disdain, it remained fixed, as if penetrating the distant air.
The flour pan in which their daily bread was mixed stood on the rude table side by side with the "prospecting pans," half full of gold washed up from their morning's work; the front windows of the newer tenements looked upon the one single thoroughfare, but the back door opened upon the uncleared wilderness, still haunted by the misshapen bulk of bear or the nightly gliding of catamount.
The only members of the family known to be extant were, first, the Judge himself, and a single surviving son, who was now travelling in Europe; next, the thirty years' prisoner, already alluded to, and a sister of the latter, who occupied, in an extremely retired manner, the House of the Seven Gables, in which she had a life-estate by the will of the old bachelor.
The entire paper, opened out, is not quite as large as a single page of the New York HERALD.
Of these one of the very first that occurred to me was, that there is seldom so much perfection in works composed of many separate parts, upon which different hands had been employed, as in those completed by a single master.
To this catalogue of circumstances that tend to the amelioration of popular systems of civil government, I shall venture, however novel it may appear to some, to add one more, on a principle which has been made the foundation of an objection to the new Constitution; I mean the ENLARGEMENT of the ORBIT within which such systems are to revolve, either in respect to the dimensions of a single State or to the consolidation of several smaller States into one great Confederacy.
The proceedings under Lycurgus were less regular; but as far as the advocates for a regular reform could prevail, they all turned their eyes towards the single efforts of that celebrated patriot and sage, instead of seeking to bring about a revolution by the intervention of a deliberative body of citizens.
Instead of its being sufficient to feel, or estimate by sight, a single angle in order to determine the form of an individual, it would be necessary to ascertain each angle by the experiment of Feeling.
It was the one little opening that Dak Kova needed, and hurling himself at the body of his adversary he buried his single mighty tusk in Bar Comas' groin and with a last powerful effort ripped the young jeddak wide open the full length of his body, the great tusk finally wedging in the bones of Bar Comas' jaw.