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:

    Sheriff, have you ever watched a friend dying before your eyes and not been able to help? That’s the worst of it. Being helpless. It’s particularly tough when you’re a physician and you know what’s wrong with him, and there isn’t a single solitary thing you or anyone else can do.
    —Robert M. Fresco. Jack Arnold. Prof. Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll)

    You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)

    It may seem strange that any road through such a wilderness should be passable, even in winter, when the snow is three or four feet deep, but at that season, wherever lumbering operations are actively carried on, teams are continually passing on the single track, and it becomes as smooth almost as a railway.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)