Single

Single may refer to:

In music:

  • Single (music), a song release
  • "Single" (Natasha Bedingfield song)
  • "Single" (New Kids on the Block and Ne-Yo song)
  • Single coil, an electromagnetic guitar pickup type

In sports:

  • Single (baseball), the most common type of base hit
  • Single (cricket), point in cricket
  • Single (football), Canadian football point
  • Single scull, a rowing boat propelled by a single rower with two oars

In other fields:

  • "Single", a slang term for a one dollar bill.
  • Single, a single-unit type of apartment dwelling also known as a studio
  • "Single", in Dublin and other parts of Ireland, a single portion of chips, especially as part of the popular take-away meal fish and chips.
  • Single (bet), a type of bet made on one selection
  • Single (locomotive), a steam locomotive with a single pair of driving wheels
  • Single-cylinder engine, an engine with one piston
  • Single person, a person who is not married; usually refers today to someone who is neither married nor in a sexual relationship
  • Single precision, a computer numbering format that occupies one storage location in computer memory at a given address

Famous quotes containing the word single:

    If Mr. Vincent Price were to be co-starred with Miss Bette Davis in a story by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe directed by Mr. Roger Corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family.
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)

    I don’t choose to say much upon this head,
    I’m a plain man, and in a single station,
    But—Oh! ye lords of ladies intellectual,
    Inform us truly, have they not hen-peck’d you all?
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    The shore is composed of a belt of smooth rounded white stones like paving-stones, excepting one or two short sand beaches, and is so steep that in many places a single leap will carry you into water over your head; and were it not for its remarkable transparency, that would be the last to be seen of its bottom till it rose on the opposite side. Some think it is bottomless.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)