Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun single

2 senses of single

Sense 1
single, bingle -- (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)

Sense 2
one, 1, I, ace, single, unity -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb single

1 sense of single

Sense 1
single -- (hit a single; "the batter singled to left field")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Antonyms of adj single

7 senses of single

Sense 1
individual (vs. common), single -- (being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways")


Sense 2
single (vs. double) -- (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")

double (vs. single) -- (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")

Sense 3
single (vs. multiple) -- (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 (vs. single) -- (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")
        => aggregate -- (composed of a dense cluster of separate units such as carpels or florets or drupelets; "raspberries are aggregate fruits")
        => bigeminal -- (occurring in pairs; "a bigeminal pulse")
        => binary -- (consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms); "a binary star is a system in which two stars revolve around each other"; "a binary compound"; "the binary number system has two as its base")
        => double, doubled, twofold, two-fold -- (twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase")
        => double, dual, duple -- (consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs; "an egg with a double yolk"; "a double (binary) star"; "double doors"; "dual controls for pilot and copilot"; "duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure")
        => double, dual, twofold, two-fold, treble, threefold, three-fold -- (having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison)
        => duplex -- ((used technically of a device or process) having two parts; "a duplex transaction")
        => manifold, multiplex -- (many and varied; having many features or forms; "manifold reasons"; "our manifold failings"; "manifold intelligence"; "the multiplex opportunities in high technology")
        => ternary, treble, triple, triplex -- (having three units or components or elements; "a ternary operation"; "a treble row of red beads"; "overcrowding made triple sessions necessary"; "triple time has three beats per measure"; "triplex windows")
        => treble, threefold, three-fold, triple -- (three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase")
        => triune -- (being three in one; used especially of the Christian Trinity; "a triune God")
        => quadruple, fourfold, four-fold -- (four times as great or many; "a fourfold increase in the dosage")
        => quadruple, quadruplicate, quadruplex, fourfold, four-fold -- (having four units or components; "quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure"; "quadruplex wire")
        => quaternate, quaternary -- (consisting of or especially arranged in sets of four; "quaternate leaves"; "a quaternary compound")
        => quintuple, fivefold, five-fold -- (having five units or components)
        => sextuple, sixfold, six-fold -- (having six units or components)
        => septuple, sevenfold, seven-fold -- (having seven units or components)
        => octuple, eightfold, eight-fold -- (having eight units or components)
        => nonuple, ninefold, nine-fold -- (having nine units or components)
        => tenfold, ten-fold, denary -- (containing ten or ten parts)

Sense 4
unmarried (vs. married), single -- (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?")


Sense 5
individual, single (prenominal) -- (characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed")

INDIRECT (VIA unshared) -> shared -- (have in common; held or experienced in common; "two shared valence electrons forming a bond between adjacent nuclei"; "a shared interest in philately")

Sense 6
single (prenominal) -- (having uniform application; "a single legal code for all")

INDIRECT (VIA uniform) -> multiform -- (occurring in or having many forms or shapes or appearances; "the multiform universe of nature and man"- John Dewey)

Sense 7
single (prenominal), undivided, exclusive -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA concentrated) -> distributed -- (spread out or scattered about or divided up)

Similarity of adj single

7 senses of single

Sense 1
individual (vs. common), single -- (being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways")
       => idiosyncratic -- (peculiar to the individual; "we all have our own idiosyncratic gestures"; "Michelangelo's highly idiosyncratic style of painting")
       => individualist, individualistic -- (marked by or expressing individuality; "an individualistic way of dressing")
       => one-on-one, man-to-man -- (being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player; "one-on-one defense")
       => respective (prenominal), several (prenominal), various (prenominal) -- (considered individually; "the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed")
       => singular -- (being a single and separate person or thing; "can the singular person be understood apart from his culture?"; "every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind"-William James)
          Also See-> separate#1

Sense 2
single (vs. double) -- (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")

Sense 3
single (vs. multiple) -- (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")
       => azygous, azygos -- (occurring singly; not one of a pair; "the azygous muscle of the uvula")
       => one-man (prenominal), one-person (prenominal), one-woman (prenominal) -- (designed for or restricted to a single person; "a one-man show"; "a one-person tent"; "Sarah Silverman's hilarious one-woman show")
       => lone (prenominal), lonesome (prenominal), only (prenominal), sole (prenominal), solitary (prenominal) -- (being the only one; single and isolated from others; "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky")
       => singular, unique -- (the single one of its kind; "a singular example"; "the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"; "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"; "certain types of problems have unique solutions")
       => sui generis -- (constituting a class of its own; unique; "a history book sui generis"; "sui generis works like Mary Chestnut's Civil War diary")
       => unary -- (consisting of or involving a single element or component; "in a unary operation in a mathematical system one element is used to yield a single result")
       => uninominal, one-member -- (based on the system of having only one member from each district (as of a legislature); "a uninominal electoral system")

Sense 4
unmarried (vs. married), single -- (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?")
       => divorced -- (of someone whose marriage has been legally dissolved)
       => mateless -- (of someone who has no marriage partner)
       => unwed, unwedded -- (of someone who has not been married; "unwed mother")
       => widowed -- (single because of death of the spouse)
          Also See-> unmated#1

Sense 5
individual, single (prenominal) -- (characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed")
       => unshared (vs. shared) -- (not shared)

Sense 6
single (prenominal) -- (having uniform application; "a single legal code for all")
       => uniform (vs. multiform), unvarying -- (always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences; "a street of uniform tall white buildings")

Sense 7
single (prenominal), undivided, exclusive -- (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 (vs. distributed) -- (gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore")

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