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Singular meaning

singular - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. Separate or apart from others; single; distinct.
  2. 2. Engaged in by only one on a side; single.
  3. 3. Existing by itself; single; individual.
  4. 4. Each; individual; as, to convey several parcels of land, all and singular.
  5. 5. Standing by itself; out of the ordinary course; unusual; uncommon; strange; as, a singular phenomenon.
  6. 6. Distinguished as existing in a very high degree; rarely equaled; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional; as, a man of singular gravity or attainments.
  7. 7. Being alone; belonging to, or being, that of which there is but one; unique.
  8. 8. An individual instance; a particular.
  9. 9. The singular number, or the number denoting one person or thing; a word in the singular number.
  10. 10. Denoting one person or thing; as, the singular number; - opposed to dual and plural.
  11. 11. Departing from general usage or expectations; odd; whimsical; - often implying disapproval or consure.
  12. 12. Alone; not plural; not compound; rare; strange.
  13. 13. Singularity.

singular - examples of usage

  1. In one thing he appeared singular; long swords were now in fashion as best for attack or defence, but Gen. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. The other case I will relate more fully, as it is a very curious one, and came to my knowledge in a singular way. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. In this house was now developing one of the most singular loves that ever were. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
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