Single Sin"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Singled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Singling}.] 1. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate. [1913 Webster]

Dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

His blood! she faintly screamed her mind Still singling one from all mankind. --More. [1913 Webster]

2. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

An agent singling itself from consorts. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

3. To take alone, or one by one. [1913 Webster]

Men . . . commendable when they are singled. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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