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single

adjective
 
 
/ˈsɪŋɡl/
ONE [always before noun] B2 only one: There was a single light in the corner of the room.Single, double and multipleSingle, double and multiple
every single B1 used to emphasize that you are talking about each one of a group or series: I call him every single day. He could hear every single word we said.Both, all, each and every
MARRIAGE A2 not married: He's young and single.Marital status
PARENT [always before noun] B1 looking after your children alone without a partner or the children's other parent: a single mother a single-parent family Marital status
FOR ONE [always before noun] A2 for only one person: a single bed Single, double and multiple
(Definition of single adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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