• Not accompanied by anything else; one in number.
  • Not divided in parts.
  • Designed for the use of only one.
  • Performed by one person, or one on each side.
  • Not married or (in modern times) not involved in a romantic relationship without being married or not dating anyone exclusively.
  • Having only one rank or row of petals.
  • Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.
  • Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
  • Simple; foolish; weak; silly.




  • From Middle English single, sengle, from Old French sengle, saingle, sangle, from Latin singulus, a diminutive derived from Proto-Indo-European *sem-. Akin to Latin simplex. See simple, and compare singular.

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