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:

    ...Advertising companies hire the very brightest, wittiest young people to write for them. Not one single sentence of it is worth repeating. Why? Because it wasn’t meant.
    Brenda Ueland (1891–1985)

    Ye taught my lips a single speech,
    And a thousand silences.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I, who cannot stay in my chamber for a single day without acquiring some rust,... confess that I am astonished at the power of endurance, to say nothing of the moral insensibility, of my neighbors who confine themselves to shops and offices the whole day for weeks and months, aye, and years almost together. I know not what manner of stuff they are of,—sitting there now at three o’clock in the afternoon, as if it were three o’clock in the morning.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)