Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star. "No single man is born with a right of controlling the opinions of all the rest." (Pope) 2. Alone; having no companion. "Who single hast maintained, Against revolted multitudes, the reason Of truth." (Milton) 3. Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman. "Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness." (Shak) "Single chose to live, and shunned to wed." (Dryden) 4. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope. 5. Performed by one face, or one on every side; as, a single combat. "These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, . . . Who now defles thee thrice ti single fight." (Milton) 6. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed. "Simple ideas are opposed to composite, and single to compound." (I. Watts) 7. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere. "I say it with a single heart." (Shak) 8. Simple; not clever; weak; silly. "He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice." (Beau & Fl) Single ale, beer, or drink, little ale, etc, as contrasted with double ale, etc, which is stronger. Single count, a single rope running through a fixed block. Origin: L. Singulus, a dim. From the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. Sengle, fr. L. Singulus. See Simple, and cf. Singular. 1. To select, as an individual face or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate. "Dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark." (Bacon) "His blood! she faintly screamed her mind Still singling one from all mankind." (More) 2. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire. "An agent singling itself from consorts." (Hooker) 3. To take alone, or one by one. "Men . . . Commendable when they are singled." (Hooker) Origin: Singled; Singling. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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