DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

7 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sin·gle /ˈsɪŋgəl/

From: Network Terminology

 單 單一

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)

 Sin·gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Singled p. pr. & vb. n. Singling ]
 1. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.
    Dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark.   --Bacon.
 His blood! she faintly screamed her mind
 Still singling one from all mankind.   --More.
 2. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire. [Obs.]
    An agent singling itself from consorts.   --Hooker.
 3. To take alone, or one by one.
    Men . . . commendable when they are singled.   --Hooker.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sin·gle, v. i. To take the irrregular gait called single-foot; -- said of a horse. See Single-foot.
    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.   --W. S. Clark.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sin·gle, n.
 1. A unit; one; as, to score a single.
 2. pl. The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
 3. A handful of gleaned grain. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
 4. Law Tennis A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural.
 5. Baseball A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: single(a)] [ant: multiple]
      2: 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" [ant: double]
      3: 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?"
         [syn: unmarried] [ant: married]
      4: characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an
         individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy";
         "a single bed" [syn: individual, separate, single(a)]
      5: having uniform application; "a single legal code for all"
         [syn: single(a)]
      6: 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" [syn: single(a), undivided,
      7: involved two individuals; "single combat" [syn: single(a)]
      8: individual and distinct; "pegged down each separate branch
         to the earth"; "a gift for every single child" [syn: separate,
      n 1: a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
      2: 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" [syn: one, 1, I,
          ace, unity]
      v : hit a one-base hit