single adjective (ONE)
B2 [ before noun ] one only:
You haven't been listening to a single word I've been saying.
- 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)
a single woman/man/person
- 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)
- The closure of the Manchester printing factory is the company's biggest single cutback so far.
- It's a huge window made from a single pane of glass.
- The single most important factor in health was good sanitation.
singleverb [ I ]uk /ˈsɪŋ.ɡəl/ us /ˈsɪŋ.ɡəl/
singlenoun [ C ]uk /ˈsɪŋ.ɡəl/ us /ˈsɪŋ.ɡəl/
singles [ U ]
singles [ plural ]
single (ticket) B1 UK
› a single room
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