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English definition of “single”

single

noun [C]     /ˈsɪŋ.ɡl̩/
a record or CD that has only one main song on it: Have you heard Lady Gaga's new single?Sound and image recordings in cricket, one run (= point)CricketGeneral terms used in ball sports in baseball, a hit that allows the player to reach first baseBaseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports singles [U] a game, especially in tennis, played between one player on one side and one on the other → Compare double nounTennis and racket sports singles [plural] people who are not married and do not have a romantic relationship with someoneFinding a partner single (ticket) B1 UK a ticket for a journey to a place, but not for the return: May I have a single to London, please.Tickets a single roomHotels and hostelsRooms
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