Translation of "single" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈsɪŋ·ɡl/ us /ˈsɪŋ·ɡəl/

A2 not married

He’s young and single.

A2 for only one person

a single bed

B1 looking after your children alone

a single mother

B1 used to make the word ‘every’ stronger

se usa para enfatizar la palabra “every”
I call him every single day.
He could hear every single word we said.

only one

solo, único
There was a single light in the corner of the room.
noun uk /ˈsɪŋ·ɡl/ us /ˈsɪŋ·ɡəl/ also single ticket /ˌsɪŋ·ɡl ˈtɪk·ɪt/ /ˌsɪŋ·ɡəl ˈtɪk·ɪt/ UK

B1 a ticket for a journey that is from one place to another but not back again

billete de ida
Could I have a single to London?

(Translation of “single” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ˈsiŋɡl/

one only

solo, único
The spider hung on a single thread.

for one person only

a single bed/mattress.


a single person.

for or in one direction only

de ida, sencillo
a single ticket/journey/fare.
singleness noun

resolución, determinación, soltería
singles noun plural

(also noun singular ) in tennis etc, a match or matches with only one player on each side

The men’s singles are being played this week
(also adjective) a singles match.

unmarried (usually young) people

a bar for singles
(also adjective) a singles holiday/club.
singly adverb

one by one; separately

por separado, uno por uno
They came all together, but they left singly.
single-breasted adjective

(of a coat, jacket etc) having only one row of buttons

recto, sin cruzar
a single-breasted tweed suit.
single-decker noun, adjective

(a bus etc) having only one deck or level

autobús de un solo piso
a single-decker (bus).
single-handed adjective, adverb

working etc by oneself, without help

sin ayuda
He runs the restaurant single-handed
a single-handed effort.
single parent noun

a mother or father who brings up a child or children on her or his own

padre soltero; madre soltera
(also adjective) a single-parent family.
single out phrasal verb

to choose or pick out for special treatment

escoger, seleccionar
He was singled out to receive special thanks for his help.

(Translation of “single” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)