In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, the single is a song that is released separately from an album, but it usually appears on an album. Often, these are the most popular songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay, and in other cases a recording released as a single does not appear on an album.

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  1. A 45 RPM vinyl record with one song on side A and one on side B.
  2. A popular song released and sold (on any format) nominally on its own though usually has at least one extra track.
    The Offspring released four singles from their most recent album.
  3. One who is not married.
    He went to the party, hoping to meet some friendly singles there.
  4. A score of one run.
  5. A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base.
  6. A tile that has different values (i.e., number of pips) in each end.
  7. A bill valued at $1.
    I don't have any singles, so you'll have to make change.
  8. A one-way ticket.
  9. A score of one point, awarded when a kicked ball is dead within the non-kicking team's end zone or has exited that end zone. Officially known in the rules as a rouge.
  10. A game with one player on each side, as in tennis.
  11. One of the reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
  12. A handful of gleaned grain.


  1. To identify or select one member of a group from the others; generally used with out, either to single out or to single (something) out.
    Eddie singled out his favorite marble from the bag.
    Yvonne always wondered why Ernest had singled her out of the group of giggling girls she hung around with.
  2. To get a hit that advances the batter exactly one base.
    Pedro singled in the bottom of the eighth inning, which, if converted to a run, would put the team back into contention.
  3. To thin out.
  4. To take the irregular gait called singlefoot.
  5. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.
  6. To take alone, or one by one.


  1. Not accompanied by anything else; one in number.
  2. Not divided in parts.
  3. Designed for the use of only one.
  4. Performed by one person, or one on each side.
    a single combat
  5. Not married, and also not dating.
  6. Having only one rank or row of petals.
  7. Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.
  8. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
  9. Simple; foolish; weak; silly.

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