Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: singuler, from Latin singularis, from singulus; SINGLE1


1 adjective
1SLG a singular noun, verb, form etc is used when writing or speaking about one person or thing [↪ plural]:
the singular form of the noun
If the subject is singular, use a singular verb.
2 [usually before noun] formal very great or very noticeable:
He showed a singular lack of tact in the way he handled the situation.
a singular achievement
3 literary very unusual or strange:
I wondered why she was behaving in so singular a fashion.

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