1. (a.) One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

2. (a.) Alone; having no companion.

3. (a.) Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.

4. (a.) Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.

5. (a.) Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.

6. (a.) Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.

7. (a.) Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.

8. (a.) Simple; not wise; weak; silly.

9. (v. t.) To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.

10. (v. t.) To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.

11. (v. t.) To take alone, or one by one.

12. (v. i.) To take the irregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot.

13. (n.) A unit; one; as, to score a single.

14. (n.) The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.

15. (n.) A handful of gleaned grain.

16. (n.) A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural.

17. (n.) A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.

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