singleadjectiveuk /ˈsɪŋ.ɡəl/ us /ˈsɪŋ.ɡəl/
single adjective (ONE)
- She insisted on telling me every single detail of what they did to her in hospital.
- Identical twins develop from a single fertilized egg which then splits into two.
- It was very difficult to encapsulate the story of the revolution in a single one-hour documentary.
- Not a single sound fell from her lips.
- He was floored with a single punch to the head.
single adjective (NOT MARRIED)
- Women's rights groups have cried out against the proposed cut in benefit paid to single mothers.
- He finds it extremely difficult being a single parent.
- It's hard being a single mother.
- Please state whether you are single, cohabiting, married, separated, divorced or widowed.
- Children with single parents at my school were very much in the minority .
single adjective (SEPARATE)
singleverb [I]uk /ˈsɪŋ.ɡəl/ us /ˈsɪŋ.ɡəl/
singlenoun [C]uk /ˈsɪŋ.ɡəl/ us /ˈsɪŋ.ɡəl/