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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sin·gle a.
 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, Single beer, or Single 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·try n.; pl. Entries
 1. The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking.
 2. The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item.
    A notary made an entry of this act.   --Bacon.
 3. That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine.
    A straight, long entry to the temple led.   --Dryden.
 4. Com. The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods. See Enter, v. t., 8, and Entrance, n., 5.
 5. Law (a) The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them. (b) A putting upon record in proper form and order. (c) The act in addition to breaking essential to constitute the offense or burglary.
 Bill of entry. See under Bill.
 Double entry, Single entry. See Bookkeeping.
 Entry clerk Com., a clerk who makes the original entries of transactions in a business.
 Writ of entry Law, a writ issued for the purpose of obtaining possession of land from one who has unlawfully entered and continues in possession.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 single entry
      n : a simple bookkeeping system; transactions are entered in
          only one account [syn: single-entry bookkeeping]