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sin·gle·ton

 (sĭng′gəl-tən)
n.
1. One that is single, especially:
a. A child or animal born as a single birth, especially in contrast to one that is part of a multiple birth.
b. A playing card that is the only one of its suit in a player's hand.
c. An unmarried person.
d. Linguistics A nongeminate consonant.
2. An individual separated or distinguished from two or more of its group.

[From the name Singleton (influenced by single).]

singleton

(ˈsɪŋɡəltən)
n
1. (Bridge) bridge an original holding of one card only in a suit
2. a single object, individual, etc, separated or distinguished from a pair or group
3. (Mathematics) maths a set containing only one member
4. a person who is neither married nor in a relationship
[C19: from single, on the model of simpleton]

sin•gle•ton

(ˈsɪŋ gəl tən)

n.
1. a person or thing occurring singly.
2. a card that is the only one of a suit in a hand.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.singleton - a single object (as distinguished from a pair)
1, ace, one, single, unity, I - 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"
fellow, mate - one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
2.singleton - a set containing a single member
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
3.singleton - the playing card that is the only card in a suit held in a bridge hand as initially dealt
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
Translations
ainokainen
singoletto
blooteenelementigenkelingkaartsingleton

singleton

[ˈsɪŋgltən] N (Bridge) → semifallo m (in a)

singleton

[ˈsɪŋgəltən] n (= person not in a relationship) → célibataire mfsingle-track road nroute f à voie uniquesingle-use [ˌsɪŋgəlˈjuːs] modif [camera] → jetable; [medical instrument, syringe] → à usage unique

singleton

n (Cards) → Single nt (einzige Karte einer Farbe)

singleton

[ˈsɪŋgltn] n (Cards) → singleton m inv
References in classic literature ?
If Adrian Singleton writes his friend's name across a bill, am I his keeper?
But no pairing could get the better of the Singletons - son Scott plays at Almondbury and dad Ian at Golcar Lib - and they won the final 21-18 against father Michael and son Ethan Hick, of Almondbury Lib.
The show aims to assist those unlucky in finding love by showing them singletons available through dates with potential partner's friends and family.
Singletons Nurseries in Bromsgrove hosted an evening of live music and entertainment to raise vital funds for Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity after being inspired by the good work the charity does.
In crude analyses, ART singletons had higher academic performance than did spontaneously conceived singletons and ART twins performed as well as did ART singletons.
The inquest in Aberdare heard the Cwm Taf health board had accepted failing in its standard of care and offered its profound apologies to the Singletons who were living in Sully, near Cardiff, at the time.
The Singletons shoved him through the glass door of the takeaway, shattering it, then kicked him savagely as he lay helpless on the floor.
The class R is not empty and does not consist of exactly two singletons.
Tahera Singletons' qualifications are Diplom-Meteorologin from University of Hanover, Germany; Graduate Diploma (Hons) in Antarctic & Southern Ocean Studies from University of Tasmania, Australia; European MSc in Renewable Energy from Loughbor-ough University, UK.
SINGLETONS in Liverpool - and anyone else interested in their family history - can now find how their relatives got to Louisiana, and anywhere else, by using a public website which maps surnames.
The Singletons will offer New York-style Coney Island dogs, tamales, chili cheese fries, chips and homemade salsa, Frito pies, taco salads and what they call the "Hawg Dog." The Hawg Dog is a bratwurst soaked for 24 hours in dark beer and served with sauerkraut and mustard.