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single

2 noun
     
single2 [countable]
1

music

TCR a CD that has only one song on it, not a number of songs, or a song which is sold in this way:
Have you heard their latest single?
2

sport

a) DSC one run2 in a game of cricket
b) DSB a hit that allows the person who is hitting the ball to reach first base in a game of baseball
3

tennis

singles

[uncountable]DL a game, especially in tennis, in which one person plays on their own against another person:
Who won the women's singles?

➔ doubles

at double2 (3)
4

not married

singles

[plural] people who are not married and are not involved in a romantic relationship with anyone:
The show is especially popular among young singles.
a singles night at the club
5

ticket

British EnglishTT a ticket for a trip from one place to another but not back again [↪ return]:
A single to Oxford, please.
6

money

American EnglishPEC a piece of paper money worth one dollar:
Anybody have five singles?
7

room

a room in a hotel for just one person:
I'm afraid we haven't got any singles available.

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