Synonyms of 'single'
1 oneDictionary, sole, lone
A single shot rang out.
My one regret is that I never knew my father.
Their sole aim is to enjoy life.
a lone woman motorist
His evenings were spent in solitary drinking.
She was the only applicant for the job.
The area has its own unique language, Catalan.
The allegations related to an isolated case of cheating.
The pronoun 'you' can be singular or plural.
2 individualDictionary, particular, separate
Every single house had been damaged.
3 unmarriedDictionary, free, unattached
The last I heard she was still single, still out there.
4 separateDictionary, individual, exclusive
A single room at the hotel costs £36 a night.
6 significantDictionary, striking, serious (informal)
a single failure in a career marked by many sweet moments
It is the first drug that seems to have a significant effect on this disease.
She was a striking woman with long blonde hair.
I regard this as a serious matter.
England's most famous landscape artist, John Constable
He is an extraordinary musician.
an area of outstanding natural beauty
He was a remarkable man.
a distinguished gentleman
His piano playing is exceptional.
a memorable performance
The most notable architectural feature of the town is its castle.
an eminent public figure
the momentous decision to send in the troops
None of these buildings are noteworthy for their architecture.
phrasal verbsingle something or someone out
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If something is distinct from something else of the same type, it is different or separate from it.
The book is divided into two distinct parts.
Thesaurus for single from the Collins English Thesaurus