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:

    The unhappy are prisoners of a single round of thought.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    After that came commencement day—that great day for which all other days were made. And it went. And that night I felt of myself all over, and to my astonishment, I found ‘twas the same old Rud. Not a single cubit added to my stature; not a hair’s breadth to my girth. If anything, on the contrary, I felt more lank and gaunt than common, much as if a load were off my stomach.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    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)